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Excellent experience. First ranking job culture and emphasis on People
Sales Director Europe and Africa (Former Employee), London, OHDecember 2, 2014
Excellent experience. First ranking job culture and emphasis on People. The job requested a large extent of initiative.
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Very engaging work with project execution teams that allow you to make a significant impact.
Procurement Manger (Current Employee), Conyers, GANovember 19, 2014
Over the years having supported multiple divisions, you learn a lot about the different equipment and materials that are procured. This variety keeps things exciting with never a dull moment.
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PM (Former Employee), San DiegoNovember 16, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: work with bullies
The company as a whole is excellent. The Local leadership or lack there of leaves much to be desired. If you are not part of the good ole boy network, expect to be intimidated into submission. If you do not conform to their style, you will be forced out of the company. The local leadership uses the same tactics with the general contractors that perform – more... the work, they intimidate them into over committing to the schedule or they get blacklisted and will not be given anymore work. GC's are required to buy lunches and provide gifts to employee parties to be used a raffles gifts in exchange for work. – less
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Stay away!
Contracts Services (Former Employee), Overland Park, KSNovember 14, 2014
Cons: management
Don't work here. Little chance for promotions. Good-old boy culture. It's not what you know at BV, its who you know.
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Highly diverse and interesting working environment, strong technical professionals with different backgrounds. I was honored to work with them.
Senior QA/QC Engineer (Former Employee), Kabul, AfghanistanNovember 14, 2014
It was a competitive project and schedule accountability for construction services and to supply electricity to the Afghan Gov within very limited time. The project was indeed a challenge in that region. A very complex EPC project that was a great experience in my life.
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Overall a great company to be a respected team member for
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee), Cary, NCNovember 9, 2014
The office is not too large or too small. Management does not micromanage employees. Co-workers are fairly easy to work with. The size of the office allows each individual to learn and perform a variety of skills that some larger offices may not provide.
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Great Work Environment--Team atmosphere
Site Acquisition Specialist (Current Employee), Pittsburgh, PAOctober 23, 2014
Our office handles various turfs for telecom but our efforts benefit each and everyone of us since it is a team atmosphere. Members of the team assigned to a project may be in other states as well as within within the same office.
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Bad Leadership
Manager (Former Employee), San DiegoOctober 19, 2014
The Director for the turf contract has no back bone. He has his favorites and let them make all the decision for him. They hire office help based on looks and not what the company needs. The company is from Kansas and they don't monitor the local office very closely. The Market Managers lead by yelling and threats. They are constantly yelling and cussing – more... at employees. – less
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fast pace assignment with bbq
Document Control Specialist/Autocad Technician (Former Employee), Stratford, CTOctober 6, 2014
Pros: lots to learn, great people
Cons: temp position
A typical day was opening up the office and preparing all the documentation packages for team members and contractors. They were either picked up each morning or had to be delivered.

Keep track of history documents and make sure everyone involved has the most current information at all times. If changes occur make sure all involved parties know and – more... get them the current data. – less
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Hard Work and long hours and productive
Senior Quality Management Administrator (Former Employee), Ogies, MPSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: awards
Cons: strikes
Working for B&V fo almost six years was the most exiting and adventures part of my career life. People is multi racial and I loved working with them and experience how the view life and work. My management was always helpfull and I had a good relationship with them. Loved going on site and speak to labour regarding safety and communicate with them on – more... a daily basis. – less
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A great place to work at in the US offices.
Wastewater Process Engineer (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: great company in the us.
Cons: mediocre canadian office.
Great US office
Great Professional people in the US offices
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fun workplace
Project Support Manager (Former Employee), Concord, CASeptember 8, 2014
Hard working company, a lot of work to do. Always a helping hand around. Learn something new everyday.
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Office Administrator (Former Employee), Overland Park, KSJuly 30, 2014
The thing I liked about this company is the power it provided.
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Great People
LEAD MATERIAL COORDINATOR/EXPEDITOR (Current Employee), Cerritos, CAJuly 18, 2014
Pros: co workers
Cons: lack of training
Work hours are pretty set and flexible. Place is easy going and so are the people there.
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Great place to work
Telecommunication Design Engineer Technician 1 (Current Employee), Denver, COJune 17, 2014
please see resume and all in one packet I have provided
Black & Veatch (Fortune 500 Company-Global Leader in Engineering & Telecommunications) 02/17/14 Present Full Time (Contract Position)
Telecommunication Design Engineer Technician 1
Working directly under the direction of lead engineers within a team of 5 designers.
Constructing AutoCAD drawings – more... for AT&T’s modification to cellular towers and upgrade to LTE 4G. Creating zoning, construction and detailed electrical drawings.
Creating dynamic blocks and templates.
High level of attention to detail and accuracy is required.
Working in a very fast paced team environment.
Working with a wide range of computer programs, AutoCAD MEP, BlueBeam, Microsoft Office WebTop , and Quickbase data. – less
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Great place to work with great people.
Engineering Technician (Current Employee), Cary, NCJune 16, 2014
Pros: lunch and learns
Young energetic group of engineers and technicans. Very helpful in every aspect and knowlegable on many genres of energy.
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Excellent Workplace
Project Controls Manager (Former Employee), Memphis, TNJune 10, 2014
Excellent Company
People were enjoyable to work with.
Felt that we were a part of a team
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Team Spirit
Contract Photo Simulator & Graphic Technician (Former Employee), Overland Park, KSJune 5, 2014
Team work was a big part of the Black & Veatch culture. Daily contact with my team was required.
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Nice place to work
Project Controls Associate - Telecom (Current Employee), San Diego, CAMay 12, 2014
Pretty happy here. A little understaffed, but mostly due to the rate of growth, which is usually a positive sign
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Decent place to work, but don't expect to grow
Engineering Technician (Current Employee), Overland Park, KSApril 17, 2014
I was excited to be hired by B&V, but soon after I started working there, my view of the company was tarnished. They claim that you're in control of your career and they give the impression that you'll be able to move positions in order to advance your career. However, that was not my experience, nor the experience of any of my collegues that didn't – more... want to follow the line straight up their title (ie. going from Engineer III to IV, etc.). – less

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About Black & Veatch

One of the US's largest private companies, Black & Veatch (BV) is a leading global engineering, consulting, and construction firm – Read more