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NOT what I was looking for

Working for Black & Veatch was one of the worst experiences of my career. I had a project manager who was so hostile to me and my coworkers he made the office atmosphere unbearable. He would try to intimidate all who were in any way his subordinates... read more
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Black & Veatch layoff system

Black & Veatch has, over the course of decades, made it known that layoffs are preferred and billing to overhead is absolutely not allowed because employee training is viewed as a sunk cost. The irony is that it is only a sunk cost BECAUSE of... read more
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Awful management

At B&V I was part of a team where management was utterly out of touch and lacked the training and social skills required to be true leaders and supportive of their employees. Often times we were spoken down to by them when we didn’t know how to do... read more
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Time for an overhaul

I’ve been waiting for any improvements to happen at BV for a long time now. Seriously, getting tired of the insular mindset of management who refuse to be open to any form of change even if it will benefit the company! Feedback is not welcome... read more
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Layoffs in Management Consulting Division

I was just contacted by someone that the Mgt Consulting group let go. He says there are many others. True? How many?
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2017 Layoffs Update

Do you know what the plans are as it relates to 2017 layoffs? Please post any updates you may have.
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BV has been known to virtually steal information from contractors as well as make promises only to put them at the top and force changes that only benefit themselves. Why do they say one thing yet do another? I really wish someone would make an... read more
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Mass layoffs in Jan 2015.

Sounds like dozens being laid off in OVERLAND pARK Kansas, bURR rIDGE Illinois, AND IN Michigan. Where else? Employees being walked out of the buildings on 1-12/1-13/ 1-14 2015.
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The truth is it's probably more than 2%. They can't lay off more than 25 every two weeks from one location because it has to be reported to the state labor boards, and than gets press attention in the business section of newspapers. BV is REALLY... read more
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Water Division

Confirming layoffs in Water Division - things will get worse. I did hear that some management positions are B&V will be eliminated too...
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Early 2014 Mass Layoffs

Management enacted mass layoffs of 2% of the Water Division (no management jobs lost that I am aware of) and then recently rolled out salary increases and bonuses to everyone. Wow. This company is terrible. Hope their clients find out.
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Potential Hire

How is the work atmosphere here? Is pay and benefits good? Should I low-ball my salary or just state what I want?
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Federal Services

How deep are the cuts?
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More layoffs

More layoffs in Federal Services, the slow bleed continues!
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Just wanted to throw this out there

Just wanted to throw this out there. Black & Veatch company stock has risen 9% over the second quarter of '13. This beats the S&P Energy, Telecom, and Water indices COMBINED by THREE TIMES! They are getting stock performance by lay-offs, NOT by... read more
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I agree! I know many of the laid off people

I agree! I know many of the laid off people. They were great people and good at their jobs, really 37 years, 24 years, 22 years, 8 years, 6 years, 3 years, etc. these were loyal, hard working, dedicated people. I fear that more people will be laid... read more
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Black and Veatch treats each division as a business unto it self

Black and Veatch treats each division as a business unto it self. What that means is when one group is down on work, this time the Federal Services Division, employees do not get absorbed into other divisions that are doing well. There may be 300... read more
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6/24/13 Federal services lays off 3% of employees

6/24/13 Federal services lays off 3% of employees. They said they attempted to place people in other divisions, but they did not. We were told we were free to apply for other jobs, but would be treated as new hires. Many laid off people had over 20... read more
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I am with Foster Wheeler AG - we are in the same boat

I am with Foster Wheeler AG - we are in the same boat. I was checking out this page hoping that you may be in a better position (you never know, my resume is ready)
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Many layoffs this quarter

Many layoffs this quarter. Industry not doing great.
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