Team Member (Former Employee) – Ontario – 21 January 2019
-The typical work day is generally slow and quiet -People are friendly and easy going. Management are realistic and understanding -Hours are somewhat flexible -The physical work environment is clean and spacious.
Occasional free lunch, conveniently located close to the highway
Gerant de Bureau Senior (Former Employee) – Laval, QC – 3 June 2018
I worked at Kiewit for over 36 years all across Canada and in New York City. The hardest part of the job was to be away from the family most of the time as most projects were remote job site with a rotation schedule (ex: 3 weeks on site and 1 week off).
Long hours and working at remote job sites for most of my career
Construction Worker (Former Employee) – Alberta – 10 January 2019
Management will throw you under the bus. If you bring up a legit safety concern, it wont be addressed properly then you will be targeted for other nonesene. I was in a sketchy situation where boom lift had to be in a certain spot for my task and there was a little hill that the lift had to drive over. Cuz it was snowy and icy the lift would would slide making the basket swing/jerk 10 feet towards a pipe resting on wood blocks. They will let u work days on end in a situation like that. But pick on a guy for walking 10 feet without traction aids
Great people, paid flights good camps superior safety culture
Senior Labourer, (Former Employee) – Bethune, SK – 22 May 2018
Best safety culture I have ever worked in emphasis on ability and on the job certifications for equipment preventative maintenance schedules good camps paid flights job security based on availability of work
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 August 2018
Kiewit was a fair paying employer. Lots of fun safety meeting, prizes, awards for excellent safety. Kiewit would be my go too company. Whenever there was an issue they pin pointed and everyone learned.
Field Engineer/ Estimator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 April 2018
Expected to always put work first and involves working long hours for low compensation when out on projects away from home. When working locally in the office the pay is fair and hours are acceptable. Good RRSP matching and benefits.
If you want a career in the Trades it is an excelent place to be.
Electrician (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 7 April 2018
A typical day at Kiewit at the Module Yard in Sherwood Park was an adventure from Day one. As an electrician I was given duties that I was able to accomplish as well as challenges. You usually get split up into groups and you may put heat trace on the module or do grounding chores or put in cable tray as needed. It is an Industrial Environment so you have to be ready for anything. The safety culture is good and so is the management team. The hardest part of the job is your going to get dirty sometimes you have to be a welder's helper and even layout part of the Module so the Welder can weld in C Channel as needed for structural and even Strut for installation of the cable tray. At the end of the day you feel like you have accomplished something. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know everyone going to the Company get together's and getting a Turkey and a safety bonus at the end of the Year.
Lots of work when things are booming.
In any Construction business there are layoff's when the work is done.
G3 North Vancouver, welder (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 January 2019
they want you to work weekends but they keep changing your hours and your pay rate every week and they are completely incapable of providing pay stubs or tools to there workers. they cant get enough iron workers to work for them so they put there carpenters and laborers through a 2 day iron worker training program. its only a mater of time before some poor person slips through the cracks of there safety system and gets hurt or dies
Ironworker (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 1 June 2018
We were on the night shift for most of the schedule although we did work days a few times. The gang was pretty amiable and someone was always cracking jokes. Kiewit is a large world wide conglomerate and has projects around the world. It was winter in Canada at the time so the nights were especially cold. Met some nice guys while there. I thought the management could have been better.