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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 15 November, 2017
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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  • Work life balance is a huge Issue (in 117 reviews)

  • 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 (in 118 reviews)

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  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. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. 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


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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


  8. Helpful (5)

    "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!


  9. "Good Overall"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training programs, competitive salary for construction contracting, good work environment.

    Cons

    With the decrease in the Alberta oil sands comes the reduction of events, bonuses, raises, etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT-savvy company... everyone talks about automation and good company to see all sides of the construction industry.

    Cons

    The more years you spent in the company, you become jack of all trades and master of none, which is not bad if you want to spend rest of your life there. average salary.

    Advice to Management

    IT integrates a company but it is other ways around in Kiewit :-) Too many systems which do not talk to each other.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Project Controls in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay rate
    Good EIT program, you will rotate through different positions and this will help with getting diversified knowledge
    Good place to start your career in the construction industry

    Cons

    -Long working hours
    -Terrible HR department
    -Inability to drive your career the way you want.


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