https://kiewitcareers.kiewit.com/

Kiewit

Quality engineer intern

May - July 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

I liked the company culture but didn’t love what I was doing. A lot of the time it felt like they had to come up with work for me on the spot

What I wish was different

Not a huge fan of the location.

Advice

Be the first to mark this as helpful

field engineer

May - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

A true hands on experience. My previous internships were mostly done in the office designing projects, but in this case I got to see how the projects are actually built.

What I wish was different

Kiewit was great at taking care of their interns in the office. Unfortunately, sometimes the field interns were forgotten about. They still took good care of us, but we didn't receive the total Kiewit experience.

Advice

Try something new! Even if it ends up being something you dont enjoy, you can now narrow your job search.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Construction Estimator Intern

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The people were amazing

What I wish was different

More traveling

Advice

Kiewit is an excellent company to work for
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Structural design intern

May - August 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

The culture and environment. The amount of attention and care they give to all interns. The reward to put your name on big real world projects.

What I wish was different

Nothing this experience was amazing and taught me more then i thought it would of.

Advice

Learn how to manage your time. That will be a huge part of your success. Managing multiple task given to you and finished on time and on budget.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Roadway Intern

May - August 2019 • Englewood, CO

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with and the opportunity to tour job sites. I also enjoyed learning InRoads to create roadway plans.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Don't be afraid to try something different!
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Campaign Intern

May - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The environment I was working in.

What I wish was different

More hours were offered.

Advice

Increased my time management skills and critical thinking.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Construction Estimator

May - August 2019 • Honolulu, HI

What I liked

I learned so much and was treated like a full time employee. Kiewit allows you to grow and has so many incredible opportunities.

What I wish was different

I wish I had started working earlier rather than waiting a few weeks after school ended. There isn’t anything I would have changed besides that.

Advice

Before asking a question, be sure to try and answer the question yourself. Google is a great resource. Don’t waste your managers time with questions that are a google search away.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Field Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Johnstown, PA

What I liked

I loved my co workers and being able to get out of an office chair and actually go outside throughout the day. The work was very in front of you and rewarding when you can see the end product.

What I wish was different

I wish I had taken more weekends off

Advice

I would recommend saying yes to just about anything someone asks you to do, and to always ask questions. Saying yes opens opportunities, and asking questions is important because there is so much to learn at a job that you will never learn in school.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Albuquerque, NM

What I liked

Good pay and actual responsibilities given

What I wish was different

More on site work

Advice

Try to get an internship before you graduate!
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Construction Estimator Intern

May - August 2019 • Santa Fe Springs, CA

What I liked

I received a well rounded experience of the entire estimating process from start to finish.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to get out and see more of the active job sites.

Advice

I think it’s important to diversity your experience as an intern. Get out in the field one year and go in the office another year. Hey are both equally valuable and will give more insight on how the business is ran and where you see yourself fitting in.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Field Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Buford, GA

What I liked

Supervisors listened to what I said, and If I wanted to do something different, I had the ability to ask and do it.

What I wish was different

I did not always get along with some of the employees I worked with. Some were very nice and helpful; others were gossipy and discussed topics in poor taste for a professional environment.

Advice

Take charge, they are sometimes hesitant to give you meaningful work, since you wont be there long, but ask and you shall receive.
1 person found this helpful

Field/Office Engineer

July - September 2019 • Johnstown, PA

What I liked

Lots of hands-on experience working in the field. Office work always was corresponding to fieldwork and was very helpful in getting a better understanding of the entire project itself. People were mostly nice and helpful.

What I wish was different

I was unaware before accepting the full-time position of how many hours would be expected of me. I was working 12+ hours every day and was expected to come in on weekends as well. This wouldn't have been such a big issue if I was getting paid for all my hours, but apparently my position was "exempt" and so I was only getting paid for 40 hours per week. Absolutely no balance between work and life. When I expressed my feelings about the hours, I was told by some that I just wasn't "strong enough to handle real-life work" and that "it's just the way it is".

Advice

Ask about expected hours before you accept the position. Interns will get paid every hour they work though (over/double time). Expect to move around a lot and not have any time to plan for it. I was given one week's notice of where I would be placed and so I had to live in a hotel for a few weeks until I found an apartment.
1 person found this helpful

Estimator

May - August 2019 • Fairfield, CA

What I liked

Well organized, large company with a tight knit family style culture. They want to do things the right way, how they should be done, rather than the fast or cheap way.

What I wish was different

I spent my entire internship as an estimator at the regional office. It would have been nice to get some field experience, but I will get that opportunity during my next internship.

Advice

Be professional, and motivated to learn and apply the skills you pick up along the way.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Design-Build Intern

June - August 2019 • Federal Way, WA

What I liked

Kiewit treats their interns extremely well. They reimbursed me for relocation and provided corporate housing for me to live in during my internship with two roommates who were also interns for the company. I got to work on a really cool project and felt like I was really part of the team. They also hosted an intern event and took us out to see a few jobsites.

What I wish was different

I wish I'd gotten to be out of the office more often, and the work I was doing was often monotonous. I wish I'd gotten to do a bit more of a variety of work.

Advice

Ask lots of questions and make sure to voice what you want to get out of your internship. If you want to go and see a job site, ask. If you're not enjoying the work you're doing, say so. They're very good at meeting your needs but they won't know you're unhappy unless you tell them. Make an effort to get to know your coworkers.
1 person found this helpful

Construction Craft Laborer

June - August 2019 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

The crew i was working with always took the time out to explain and help me understand more thoroughly what we were doing.

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

learn as much as you can because there will always be individuals willing to pour knowledge into you
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Field/Office Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Kaneohe, HI

What I liked

The project The crew I worked with The experience

What I wish was different

n/a. One of the best internship I've done

Advice

Work hard but also enjoy your summer too.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Field Office Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

My coworkers were all high performing professionals that knew how to work together to achieve a goal. Their project was a massive undertaking, but they worked diligently to make it happen quickly and safely.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten more field experience, or some actual technical responsibility beyond office work.

Advice

A company like Kiewit is so large that no two experiences will be the same. I came into a project at the planning phase, where there was no real units being installed. I know others that had the same job and title as me, but had a vastly different experience.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Field/Office Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Mount Vernon, NY

What I liked

The degree of responsibility immediately assigned to you. You gain an incredible amount of experience doing hands-on work, and being held responsible for deadlines, submissions, quality of work - just like the full-time engineers.

What I wish was different

The interns are assigned to specific projects, so there was not a lot of opportunity to interact with interns throughout the company, aside from the final presentations. I wish there were more social events outside of work that were encouraged.

Advice

Be open and versatile to every opportunity. Accept the overtime opportunities, if offered. Don't become complacent with doing just what you're told; go the extra mile and find small ways to improve the traditional practices in your office/job-site.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Structural Drafter

May - August 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

Kiewit has an incredible internship program. I was doing real work on muli million and billion-dollar projects. I was treated like a full-time employee and was given the same responsibilities as one. No coffee runs or making copies. They also provide free housing just across the street from the office, so no commute and the culture are amazing. Tons of learning opportunities and you get to go to outings with the project team, baseball, soccer, BBQs, they really keep interns busy and having fun.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have started projects a little sooner in the internship, but I understand there is a training period and they have to figure out what work they want their interns to get done.

Advice

Be ready to take on the challenges given to you and ask questions.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Human Resources Intern

May 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I liked how all of the work I did contributed to the greater good of the organization. I worked on real projects that were not just busy work and I had the opportunity to present my work to upper management. I worked in 4 different rotations and this summer I will be in yet another rotation. Kiewit provides so many opportunities and they work so hard to give their interns as much experience as possible.

What I wish was different

I wish they had been a little less demanding of my time during the school year. One of my rotations I did while also in school and it made it hard to balance everything. This might have just been my department because I know of other Kiewit interns who did not have as many working hours as I did.

Advice

Take all of the opportunities they offer you! I got to go on several business trips to other states which was probably my favorite opportunity! I also got to meet with upper level management and executive members because of this. Kiewit offers their interns so much, so take advantage of all of it!
Be the first to mark this as helpful