Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated 29 May 2020

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3.6
67%
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74%
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Black & Veatch CEO Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards
284 Ratings
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  • "Upper management has a vision that middle management isn't executing on(in 24 reviews)

  • "Forced to take B&V stock and can not sell it(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Black & Veatch overall great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Great pay + you can work from home

    Cons

    Certain departments are too hierarchical

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    Black & Veatch2018-08-03
  2. "Human Resources Specialist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team and Good environment of work

    Cons

    Process and Procedure is take long in decision making

    Black & Veatch2019-11-20
  3. "Great inclusive company with a great track record"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Strong values, good remuneration, you trust your colleagues, culture continues to be a lot more open and the company is certainly planning and acted on the head winds our industry faces

    Cons

    Great intentions and only criticism is whether we can continue to deliver on strategies in a time of great change for the E&C industry

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    Black & Veatch2019-08-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Salary is slightly above market Location Company has good values Non-Monetary benefits are fair Leave and medical

    Cons

    Office politics Lack vision Short term business thinking keep changing business direction Inflexible

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    Black & Veatch2019-08-10
  5. "Company Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture, International assignments

    Cons

    Low Pay and growth opportunities

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    Black & Veatch2019-07-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management Consulting"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong parent company with a great vision and history. People know the company if they are in the industry. Benefits are strong and pay is on par with the big 4. Upper management are clear about what they are trying to accomplish. Consulting Division is young and still trying to find itself but working hard to do it.

    Cons

    Client selection is unfocused. They do not have a clear vision of where they fit in the market. Engineering and Tech focus is clear but miss or undervalue the other parts of the Consulting practice. Capture/Service arms are far to interconnected. Due to aquisitions there are many leaders in positions beyond their skills. Also many of the onsite leaders on projects are out of their depth and it makes the day to day highly ineffective. High Standards are often not needed because good enough is good enough.

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    Black & Veatch2015-07-30
  7. "Multi-disciplinary environment, opportunity to interact with engineers from all discipline and all over the world"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance Supportive bosses Friendly colleagues US culture Opportunity for overseas working experience Flexible reporting hour Job security unless you screw up big time

    Cons

    Slow growth in water business Too many bureaucracy Lack of mentorship Lack of career progression Slow internet connection Filling in timesheet every friday

    Black & Veatch2012-09-19
  8. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Good overall company with many opportunities to travel around the world to various construction site or to other office locations. Work/life balance is fantastic as the flexible schedule allows you to adjust as needed.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get promotions even if deserved. Change the mindset of “this is the way we’ve always done it”.

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    Black & Veatch2020-05-24
  9. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed vibe in office culture

    Cons

    Old fashioned Ways of management

    Black & Veatch2020-05-17
  10. "Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Aachen
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Work culture is good at B&V

    Cons

    Politics is really bad here

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    Black & Veatch2020-05-29
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