Relaxed place to work. Limited opportunity for growth but the culture may have changed by now. A typical day would involve multiple tasks and projects to work on, no two days are ever the same. Management is quite hands-off but there if needed.
Site manager (Former Employee) – Reading,United Kingdom – 17 August 2017
Good company to work for with great benefits,but the downside of a very large company is the organization is terrible. For instance,rdering a single site sign took 4 months numerous emails and 1 conference call.....
Supervisor (Former Employee) – London – 5 July 2017
Excellent company to work for with professional individuals across the board. I have worked with B&V across several projects across many sites and no matter who the team is it always maintains the same standards.
Seem to have a tick the box and all will be fine attitude. Procedures are very onerous and constantly changing. No real social side apart from the obligatory table tennis (gathering dust) in the kitchen.
Black & Veatch promised a lot but never delivered. Not a company i would recommend if you're looking for a job for life, poor people management skills. Working for BV in Scotland was very enjoyable the site team was fantastic but a one off experience
Management and workers a like are thorough, professional and a pleasure to work alongside. Working at the kingswood flood defense scheme in Hull heavy lifting in to place of the Archimedes screws to prevent flooding.
Purchase Ledger Clerk (Former Employee) – Redhill, ENG – 18 January 2014
I did not work here for long as I was working for Gleeson Construction but the company was sold to Black & Veach. This job did not challenge me enough. I only dealt with the daily payments of suppliers & reconciled statements against the ledger. I did not feel that I could talk to the management.
There was no parking & had to pay daily the the local car park
Document Controller (Former Employee) – Reading, ENG – 10 December 2013
There was a casual but committed atmosphere which made working there a good experience. I voluntarily put in long hours as and when necessary because I was a member of the team. Co-workers were by and large friendly and hard-working. The difficulties lay in the management approach to the current recession. They opted to release experienced workers with a view to rehiring in a better market. This had a domino effect with other key workers deciding to move on before the wave hit them.
Document Controller (Current Employee) – Reading, ENG – 7 October 2013
Daily I check my emails and the inbox where all the work is to work on. My day as Document Controller is to work from the oldest date requests. I have to save drawings and documentation to our filing system (Cygnet) and issue to our client. Most of the drawings we receive from Sub-contractors I have to receipt, record and issue to the project teams so that the design team are aware of changes and changes to make an issue back for correction. I enjoyable part of my job is that it is varied and always learning and willing to learn more.
My role as a pipefitter (Former Employee) – durham – 25 September 2013
my typical day at work was as supervisor off pipe section and laying pipes and fitting pipes also driving heavy plant on a daily basis I learned team work is the main aspect of the job but can also work alone