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When working for Kiewit in the ipl project I had a good experience once they brought on our rigs it was no longer a job just to hold me off it was one I wanted to keep so production went up along with moral as long as they have rig work I’d definitely go back as far as by hand I would only use it as filler
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It’s a big company so they typically have work
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It’s a big company so your just a number as us
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I like Kiewet! They are awesome to work with! You can progress in your career at a good pace and the safety culture is second to none.The big projects I’ve. Even on have been fun!
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Great work environment
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A lot of red tape on sites but still a good work environment!
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Over all a great place to work with safety culture. Supervisors are helpful with long years experience and trouble shooting. The safety lessons one can imbibe will be a great asset in career.
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Quand je suis allé travailler chez Kiewit j'y suis allé comme arpenteur, mais dans mes plus récentes expériences de travail j'ai occupé que des postes de contremaître et surintendants, j'aurais aimé que chez Kiewit avoir l'occasion d'avoir la chance d'occuper un poste de contremaître mais l'occasion ne s'est malheureusement pas présenté. Je ne veux surtout pas dénigrer le travail de certains contremaîtres que j,ai eu à cotoyer, mais je peux vous assurer que mon expérience aurait été une valeur ajoutée à l'équipe Kiewit.Au plaisir et à la prochaine peut-être.
Pros
Équipements pour travailler de première qualité, intégration facile.
Cons
Structures et chaines de commandement lourdes qui pourraient être plus efficaces.
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Kiewit cares more about schedule and looking good to the client than the workers. Management treats the workers like dirt , only a select few care. The people that Kiewit puts in supervisory positions is a joke. Scaffolders as construction mangers, apprentices as foreman with zero experience , labourers as piping superintendents who threatened all of our jobs to our face and when anybody dared speak up or say anything she would fire us or lay us off. She screamed at us daily and if we did not hit a PF of 1 we thought we would be fired. Followed her exact instructions and she didn’t like it so she set me down then fired me . When anything goes wrong top management will throw any worker or foreman directly under the bus to cover their own incompetent actions. Kiewit is one of the most toxic companies to work for with a terrible culture and low morale . They cancelled our pension contributions and gave us a lame excuse. We no longer get any money into our pension as of a year ago and company matched rrsp was cancelled so your left with a terrible wage and weak benefits.
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Decent safety prizes to be won.
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Terrible management and supervision
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I worked here for a four month enginnering co-op at Imperial's Kearl Lake project. The work was fast paced and always something new to learn. Most people were friendly, helpful, and easy to work with. It was a great experience to learn about the construction industry.
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Great pay and opportunities
Cons
Long hours and remote locations
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I enjoy the everyday challenges and the team work attitude. I have always felt I have someone watching out for me..even at a higher level than just my direct supervisor. I have had plenty of opportunities to gain more knowledge over the past 4 years as well as being given many opportunities to share my ideas and concerns. Excellent feedback at review time and a chance to reach out when there are negative things that effect my work. As for my direct reports they are very respectful and have an open door attitude so I dont feel alone and on my own. Probably the best work atmosphere ever !!
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excellent benefits
Cons
Nothing to report for now
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very professionial company to work for where your safety is always job one. work camps are overall second to none from your accomadation to all your meals and lunches,they have forgotten nothing wisk i was there now
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take care of you
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got to fit in
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Treated like family, amazing money, amazing projects. Always room to grow. Took a chance leaving home to go work for these guys up in a camp style workplace and have never regretted the experience and projects I've been part of and now have my name attached forever
Pros
Great money
Cons
Contract work
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When you have poorly trained management with no people skill, there is a problem however this was more on nights than on days.Management will no take fault for their auctions and will blame the employee... there is a reason why a lot of guys don't want to work for them anymore and they subcontract other companies to finish the work they couldn't do and at the end say they finished the project on time and on budget. Would be nice if head office call each person that was fired or left the job to hear a bit of what happen, at the end the workers build a company when you treat them right.
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None
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No provide proper tools, poor experienced foremans
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You dont get trained properly! , too many white hats ready to stab you in the back, to many safety mesure that will not let you basicly do anything ! Too many unfriendly coworker that will not accomodate any other culture! They dont even let you work and keep complaining to forman and superintendant and of course they will believe all the lie that they areateltttthetellingtthem telling
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If you smoke weed good luck working here unless you carry around a bag of fake urine they test for weed regularly very high turnover there wast of my time
Pros
Good pay good hrs
Cons
high turnover
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Brutal. Everybody who works for Kiewit, thinks they are a big stud. coming in I was a carpenter for Custom homes, So I know a bit about the trade. After watching a few of the carpenters on site, I realized that 2/3 of these guys, can barely use a saw. Its embarrassing, also these same guys are making over $30 through the union. If you say anything, thats when the cancer starts and the rumor mill. SO, If you get hired Here, Which I do not recommend, just accept that half of these guy are unfit for the job. Supervisors, ive never seen anything like this. Way Way too many supervisors, who literally have nothing going on. SO, what they do is they watch you, the second you do something unsafe, you will be reported, and then made a mockery of in the bi weekly meeting. They dont even care about making you safer as a worker, they dont care about you at all. just a number. This was also supposed to be a local worker job, Over half of the staff here are non english mexicans. But hey!! If you think this is some sort of propaganda or, false review! try for yourself. and good luck, because you are now a slave.
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home time
Cons
Kiewit
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I was hired over the phone as a name hire from a buddy who was the GF I came in as foreman. I have worked for a few of the different big companies over the years. Working for Kiewit was BY FAR the best place to work out of the big places. I really enjoyed my time there and can not wait to be cal when things pick up and hopefully won’t have to move on
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Safe place to work where people work together as a team. There is lots of help available when needed in all trades. Good environment and our personal need are well met.
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worked for Kiewit in 2013 and it was awesome, pay was great, shift was great and managenent was respectful and knew their stuff Now the pay is low Constantly being threatened to be written up or fired, too many white hats and safety coming up with assinine procedures that make it almost impossible to do the simplest tasks. Rrsp and pension match removed without consent
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i guess its a paycheck
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Low pay, poor management
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Big smiles handshakes back pats …never trust that corporate mindset . If you don’t work every overtime hour until your life is in shambles they put a little star by your name then slowly they ostracize you until you are on the lay-off list . We all went home for the Christmas break . A couple days before the restart they , get this ........ texted us that we were no longer needed . Then the next week they put out fir new hires .
Pros
Free food .
Cons
All the rest .
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I had a great Experience working with Kiewit last summer as a surveyor on the Calgary ring road project. It was a very safe and collaborative work environment. I found the supervisors and Forman to be helpful and professional.
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That was a scaffolder for the company fly-in fly-out 14/7 One of the best companies in the world for safety the only downside is the weather in the Summers when it gets too hot or in the winter gets too cold
Pros
Safety is their number one
Cons
Only thing you are away from your family for 14 days straight
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Way too many upper management, glass ego douchbags. way more than your average site. mass layoffs cuz they hired so many people to finish the project that they couldnt even keep track of staff during lay offs.alot of people didnt find out until they were at the airport, thanks kiewit "Suck It" i would work for you again but you would just be my side b***h till somethin better came along
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Excellent place to work. Favors group collaboration and use of one's initiative. I had lots of support at the beginning To learn the appropriate software required and support when my supervisor was away on sick leave. I now have 2 new bosses and they are great individuals who have helped me better my skills and knowledge.
Pros
Excellent salary and benefits.
Cons
Not into part time work
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