Fitter (Former Employee), Sherwood Park, AB – April 1, 2014
Pros: home every night
Cons: upper management in yard
Only way to get ahead is kiss a$& in office. They didn't like when people spoke up and spoke there mind. Management would say one thing do another. Throw you under the bus any chance they got! Was a good place to work at first and went to complete sh.t past 6 months
Scaffolder (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – November 21, 2014
Pros: good camp, paid flights
Cons: no job security
Typical day involved gathering material, building, and dismantling scaffolds. Learned how to build great scaffolds that were very stable and safe to work on. Hardest part was mobilizing material and lifting with gin wheel. Most enjoyable part was hearing other trades tell you they appreciated the great job we did erecting a safe scaffold that allowed – more... them to do their job well. – less
Materials Manager (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – October 1, 2014
Cons: 70 work for 40 hours pay, very unethical
They try to manage with an iron fist and promote people before they are close to being ready. They have a good game plan at the beginning of the job but everything soon falls apart and the blame game begins.
Ironworker/Welder (Former Employee), BC – September 16, 2014
Pros: not many come to mind.
Cons: stabbed me in the back when i needed them.
Worked for them this year on a project in British Columbia, I got hurt on the job. Everything was fine, management acted like they were behind me until I filed for compensation through WCB, I later found out they disputed my injury. They went as far as contacting WCB to tell them that they believed I was hurt that morning and that I wasn't feeling well(which – more... was entirely made up)
Would NEVER work for Kiewitt or any CLAC affiliation ever again. – less
Welder (Former Employee), Marystown,nl – September 15, 2014
Pros: good pay
poor management and poor communication . if you are not local worker you will treated poorly. i worked there and got deduction for benefit on my paycheck and received nothing for it. union is a joke there if you are not from Newfoundland.
Kearl site was not Just a Job it was home for a year
Materials Control Clerk (Former Employee), Calgary, AB/ kearl site – September 11, 2014
Pros: felt like family
Cons: there was non
I loved working for Kiewit just the job was coming to an end. We worked on a remote site so we were like family worked long days and stayed in camp. The crew was very fun and help full management was very understanding and helpful.
Mechanic (Former Employee), Kearl lake – June 22, 2014
Pros: free flights /camp
Cons: upper management
Had worked there since 2012 , I had opted out of going to apprenticeship training for fear of being laid off . After a discussion with the apprenticeship board I had agreed to do my training . Once I had flown back to work I showed up for an hour and was told I was not being hired back . They said there was a glitch in there system and sent me home – more... on a flight that day . Considering I'm a mechanic and have to supply my own tools you think if they had no intentions of bringing me back they would have sent my tools back with me . Overall anyone above your forman will treat as a number . I've never worked with a company what demands so much integrity from there workers but gives none in return . – less
concrete finisher (Current Employee), mildred lk ab. – April 24, 2014
Pros: decent pay, when they didnt mess it up
Cons: having to do things the hard way, not doing things the right way the first time. they like to play, games
We are treated like we're just a number. The management is the big problem with this place. Management has a hard time not letting the power they have go to thier heads. If youre hard up for a job than this is the place to go for a filler job. This place is no good for your mental health. Everything you ever learned any where else does not apply here. – more... This is a good place to work if you know nothing about the industry and are just starting out in your career. – less
Junior Civil Engineer (Former Employee), Kapuskasing, ON – April 5, 2014
Pros: continuous learning
Cons: away from home a lot, long hours
Safety is a never ending topic at Kiewit. They care about their people and invest in you. About 66% of your life is lived surrounded by people from your company, as you live at a camp for some remote work. Everyone is driven to excel in their job, enforcing a positive working environment. Management is more secluded from their people, as the opportunities – more... in Kiewit tend to be larger scale projects. – less