Heavy duty mechanic (Former Employee) – Kearl lake – June 19, 2013
At Kiewit you work hard 14/7 shift 12 hour days (Paid for 11.5) So in return they cut your days off short, don't get you're proper flights, forget to put you in camp & when you return from days off you get to camp around 4pm & start night shift the same day. Terrible foremen, & project managers (on the maintenance side of things) Then after all that you take a flight off to drive home so you can have a vehicle on your days off, the foremen prints you off directions on the quickest way to drive home, you spend 1000$ on gas & bills to get there, and then he calls you when your home & lays you off saying " you don't deserve a reason why". That is Kiewit Kearl Lake maintenance division, I hope this steers a few future maintenance employees away & saves you some head aches.
camp/flights - (if they don't cost to much for them)
over protective (full ppe while riding in pick ups), & no commitment to you
it was a good place to work i learned a lot of new techniques in how to install concrete.
concrete finisher / point and patch (Former Employee) – Kapuskasing, ON – September 22, 2016
my job was to pour and place concrete and to patch any deficiencies at the dam. i learned what it takes to build a power dam. the hardest part of my job was to be away from my family for 28 days at a time there was a good core of guys to work with they where ready to help you when you needed it.
Indentured Electrician (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB, Regina, SK – June 29, 2016
a typical day at work consisted over general electrical duties followed after a morning PTI, i learned most of my experience in industrial electrical from the company. met some great upper management to look up to and learn from, worked with various people all over the world. the hardest part was communication the most enjoyable part was on spot problem solving
Co-op Student - Field Engineering (Former Employee) – Fort Mackay, AB – September 17, 2016
I worked with Kiewit for 8 months as a co-op student and it was great other than flying in and out. I loved the work and the location but it put strain on personal relationships. They pay well, and expect you to earn it. The safety and job culture are great and so is the possibility of career advancement.
Ballast Control Operator (Current Employee) – Bull Arm, NL – May 11, 2016
The Ballast team work 14 hour days and are situated 50m below sea level where we coordinate and control the stability of the 640,000 tonne floating structure. Frequently butting heads with construction teams where there are compromises to marine and structural integrity issues, a diplomatic and firm stance is required. A substandard ballast system in use means we have to innovate frequently whilst holding back our frustration at the lack of progress to repair and replace items that are supplied by the vendors.
Engineering and Subcontract Administrator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – July 8, 2016
This company expects employees to drop your life with little to no notice to relocate or begin working at a work site. Senior employees are laid off to make way for numerous interns who have no work experience.
I absolutely loved my time working with Kiewit. I learned a lot about who I am as a person and during my time there I met some of the best people from all over the world. Working with Kiewit was my first experience in the construction/oil & gas field
Welder/Fitter Foreman (Current Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – September 15, 2016
I learned a lot about safety working for Kiewit. The hardest part of my job at first was getting used to the safety culture that Kiewit actually believes in and works by. I learned a great deal about how planning a job comes together and how to become a good leader.
Construction/ Project Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – April 7, 2016
Kiewit is a well oiled machine, the people are committed and the process and procedures are second to none. They look after their key people and even when things are slow they look after you. The training programs for staff is exceptional and the advancement opportunities are only restricted to your own desire to advance. The only down side for me with Kiewit is you must be prepared to travel to projects just about anywhere. Some people really enjoy this but not in my forte.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Cochrane, Ontario – April 2, 2016
Kewit is the safety workplace who prides themselves doing the job safe .This company was the best I've ever had the chance to work for keep up the good work. Safety is top priority in this company it shows they care about you and your family more companies should take an example of this great company .
Long hours and can work 7 days plus
To many foremans on same job leads to confusion at times .
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – April 10, 2016
Working in the material distribution department, gave great exposure to materials used in piping, structural and electrical. Assisting the tool crib gave me greater knowledge in the equipment required for use in this industry.
Organized fast pace environment.
Position is reliant on future projects that may not be rewarded.
i love to go to work as an operator and learned new things ,i can work unsupervised, i can get long with anyone i go to work each day to make a living and to give my employer a good days work i work hard and injoy what i do ,my last employer was very pleased with my work.
great place to work with a lot of good skilled people
Warehouse Journey Person (Former Employee) – Marystown, NL – March 19, 2016
All in a days work start with the stretch and flex and morning meeting cause safty always comes first.Follow employees working and watching out for each other and working good together makes for a great day.
Meeting so many good people
Some people jealous cause you work hard for what you get.
it was a Great company to work for until the jobs in BC dried out for the Company.
Key Foreman (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – February 15, 2016
Working at Kiewit was a great learning experience. I enjoyed the variety of work on the Port Mann Bridge. I was part building the bridge, the demolition of the old bridge and the Marine work. I took care of the barges and worked with tug boat operations. I learned to work with explosives, pile driving, iron working, welding, and all the Marine operations. I got along with the Iron Workers and Tug Boat Operators. Hardest part of the job was working at Camp when the Port Mann bridge was done because I had to be away from my family. But I enjoyed learning how to operate loaders. It was a great learning experience.
Journeyman Red Seal Crane Operator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – January 28, 2016
Fun workplace with good camp facilities. Been with the company from 2009 to 2015. Met lot of good people who I worked with. The fun part was when we used to watch movies is the lounge area. Had a lot of travelling to do every fortnight.
Used to get the job done and make sure the work place is safe at all times. Everyday do an inspection of the Crane before going to the job site, and making notes as required on the site.