Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2015
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  1. Great place to start your career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and they really give you a lot of opportunities. Sink or swim mentality which works for those willing to step up to the plate and try something out of their comfort zone. You can go very far with this company.

    Cons

    Very high turnover and unnecessary spending.

  2. Worldwide Opporunities

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, room for growth and travel

    Cons

    long hours in remote locations

  3. Great benefits if it's the path you want

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Milton, ON
    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Milton, ON

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The fantastic thing about Kiewit is that it is a company with great benefits, great people, a lot of hands on learning experience and the opportunity to make significant income over time.

    Cons

    I worked as an AutoCAD designer so unfortunately the work was very repetitive and not very challenging. Because it is such a massive company there is very little room to prove yourself in terms of growth.

    Advice to Management

    Appeal more to youth and recent graduates

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  5. Experience at Kiewit

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Toronto, ON
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As an intern; great pay and great experience. The company allows you to work on many cool projects and move you around different positions so you learn more. Great place to start your career since you learn so much. If you stick around long enough, you'll also be very rich! I havent even graduated but I got a chance to work on multi million/billion dollar projects.

    Cons

    Long hours. Expect to work ~ 60 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    BETTER WORK LIFE BALANCE!

  6. Lots to learn but too many hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kiewit has a great employee evaluation program with lots of opportunities for advancement. If you're willing to put in the effort and the hours and have some sort of leadership ability, you will be promoted easily. There are some managers at Kiewit with great skills to learn from.

    Cons

    Permanent employees choose to work a lot of unpaid overtime. It's part of the culture, so there is a lot of turnover. The Kiewit Energy Canada district has taken big steps in the 3 years that I have worked there, introducing a 25% uplift on salary, allowing unused sick days to be used as vacation, and giving a monthly flex day. That said, 60+ hours per week is common for a 50hr/week salary. This takes a toll on health and relationships.

  7. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Quality in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Helpful supervisors
    - Continuous learning

    Cons

    - lots of overtime
    - personalities clash

  8. Helpful (3)

    Equipment Engineer

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    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mix of office and field work

    Cons

    Low Pay, relative to the people i manage. Poor Raises. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to find ways to bribe us with little things, just pay us for the time we work.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Slavery Gets Things Done

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    Former Employee - Utilities Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Utilities Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kiewit is a great company for anyone who is looking to marry their job. There is a lot of room to grow and advance. I have seen/heard of workers starting at the bottom, putting in their time, and eventually they ended up as high as middle management. It is a company that attracts workers with lower levels of education, because all workers are eligible to move up within the company.

    It is a fast-paced company that allows a workers to take on a lot of responsibility relatively early on in their career. The experience one gains working for Kiewit is first class and can be very valuable.

    The projects that they take on are at the forefront of the sector. They offer challenging and intriguing work and are located all over the world. The prospect of travel is often one of the key selling points as to why workers choose to work for Kiewit.

    Cons

    Engineers on salary do not get compensated adequately for the amount of overtime they put in. There is no overtime pay for engineers. You make your salary and you put in however many hours necessary to get the job done. One's salary can look appealing at first glance, but upon breaking it down to an hourly wage (given the high amount of hours a typical engineer puts in) isn't very much at all.

    Sometimes the "boys club" mentality is a little too overwhelming. It can feel as though that personal growth and progression within the company all depends on who you are close with, not on your quality of work or how hard you're working.

    Early on in your career you will not have the luxury of choosing or getting a say as to which projects you end up working on. At the beginning of your career with Kiewit, you will end up working wherever they see fit.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your engineers. Yes, you offer starting EITs competitive salaries, but employee turnaround for the company is terrible. Those same engineers that started their careers working for Kiewit, more often than not, eventually grow bitter towards the company because of the treatment they receive. I worked on a project that lost more than 5 engineers within a span of 2 months because they were fed up with the company and how they managed their people. It may not seem like a big deal, but happy workers - who hold with them the knowledge and skills learned while working on your projects - will be more productive and be less likely to make mistakes that could end up costing the company more money in rework than just paying them overtime or allowing them time off in the first place.

    The company really needs to work on work-life balance. Measures were being taken on the project I was working for due to the fact that so many engineers were quitting within such a short period of time, however, there were still lots of complaints. It is understandable that the company requires so much from their workers since they are a project-based company, but improvements can still be made.

    In short, treat your engineers better. It is a disconcerting fact that the craft workers make exponentially more money than the engineers (due to the fact that they receive overtime pay). Both parties work hard and are very skilled at what they do. I have heard engineers say things along the lines of, "why did I study so hard for 4 years at university to get my engineering degree, only to end up making less than a tradesman who went to school for maybe 2-3 years."

  10. Helpful (2)

    A abusive relationship, that uses and abuses their employees, but they always say their sorry.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resource in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Human Resource in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with extremely passionate people, who will become your close friends because you spend so much time with them. Safety culture. Constant change.

    Cons

    Poor pay, excessive overtime, no work/life balance. Poor communication. Micromanaged. No training for non-engineers. POOR PLANNING!

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk to your employees like they are completely incompetent. Hire the right person for the job the first time, not just anyone who can fog a mirror. Showing appreciation needs to come from the top down. You will stop having 40% turn over if you remove the prince of darkness from running the spirits of the project into hell.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company if family comes second

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting work
    Well structured organization
    Very young group of people with a lot of opportunity to be placed where you want.

    Cons

    Have to move where the project is
    Very large company, small piece of big puzzle
    Its all been done before. Go by the book or go home

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