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Updated 15 January, 2018
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Kiewit - former location Winterburn Road"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Treats all their employees fairly; great benefits and reasonable salaries; paid weekly; friendly environment where employees get to engage in fun events, lunches, etc.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement; long hours; working in trailers in inclement weather; must have PPE even if you work in the office


  2. "Very rewarding had new challenges to over come"

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    Former Employee - Welder-B Pressure in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Welder-B Pressure in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits weekly pay the guys where awesome to work with management where really easy to talk with any type of problem

    Cons

    Night shift but it was ok day shift had a bunch of work lined up for us then we would do the same for them when we where done

    Advice to Management

    Must go through safety procedures a little there where same really dumb one that cost people there jobs


  3. "No work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Oakville, ON
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Oakville, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to be involved in large projects.

    Cons

    They do not keep promises. Wages can go down. Benefits have been decreased. People come last. Extra hours required every day with no extra pay. They make you sign saying you work 8 hours everyday but make you work more than 10 hours everyday.

    Advice to Management

    People should come first. Fight for your directs with upper management. Do not forget, it's the motivated and happy people that will make you great.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid weekly, good environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, advancement hard to obtain, your a number!


  6. "General foreman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Very organized and professional. Great place to work if you enjoy travel

    Cons

    Short duration of work. To advance travel is a must.


  7. "Challenging yet you learn a ton"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, there's a wide variety of experience to learn from. You often get to work on some large signature projects which you can be proud of

    Cons

    A lot is expected of you, especially your time. A 9-10 hour day is considered or even short. You are not rewarded for your OT, it is expected of you

    Advice to Management

    Lessen the work load of people. Switch to an hourly model. Things like flying on your days off for work should be rewarded, not expected


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Overall not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good RRSP contributions benefits are offered

    Cons

    Sweat shop with terrible work life balance


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great learning experience with many scopes given to you
    - Given a great deal of responsibility early on and many people are willing to help and teach expertise
    - Employer cares about you and will retain you even during downturns if your performance is good
    - Many opportunities can be present if you are willing to move

    Cons

    - Very little growth within the company and can be given many new responsibilities but title and position stays the same
    - Career reviews seem more about reaching an HR objective than they do about career growth or bringing about any changes

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees and reward good behavior before your top talent starts losing their spark or starts applying elsewhere.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work (if you have no family and willing to move all the time)"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Manager
    Former Employee - Information Technology Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, people to work with, lots of employment growth and opportunity

    Cons

    If you are willing to sacrifice your soul and family (if you have one) then you will do well. Management expects the impossible and has little regard for the personal impact, opinions and well being of their employees. I've seen many people let go for questionable reasons and given a carrot to sign hr letters that they wont file legal action after the fact.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like disposable labour and take care of your assets


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible."

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    Former Employee - Safety Administrator in Fort McMurray, AB
    Former Employee - Safety Administrator in Fort McMurray, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, RRSPs, lots of paid time off.

    Cons

    Worked on site where we had HORRIBLY unprofessional HR who would run around leaving passive aggressive notes on things and tell other employees about HR issues to gossip.
    Notorious for covering up safety incidents
    Very, very sexist - senior management asking female engineers to clean the kitchen/order food for meetings, female superintendents being the only superintendents not invited to become shareholders...
    Sexual harassment on site was rampant and they will never take it seriously.
    But the worst part overall is the HR department.... absolute nightmare, horribly unapproachable and unprofessional department that sets the tone for low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your long term employees!


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