Kiewit recognized as a Great Place to Work
April 24, 2012
Vancouver, BC, April 19, 2012 – Today, for the second year in a row, Kiewit, one of the North America’s largest and most respected construction and mining organizations, is being recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. This list, and related stories, appeared in a special national report released this morning.
For nearly 130 years, Kiewit’s rich culture has continued to instill a sense of pride in the company. Company culture, strong leadership and Kiewit’s unparalleled commitment to development and wellness programs, are only part of the reason that Kiewit made this year’s list of “Best Workplaces in Canada.”
“Our people are the reason we’re one of the best places to work,” said Michael Geary, vice president of Human Resources of Kiewit Corporation. “Achieving this honor is just one more acknowledgement – albeit a special one – of the type of workplace Kiewit continues to build and foster.”
Just as last year, two-thirds of the selection process was based on an employee survey, which makes this recognition especially rewarding for Kiewit and its employees.
This list of “Best Workplaces in Canada” is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation. The list provides insight relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
This year’s list received over 230 nominations and over 49,000 employees participated in the 2012 “Best Workplaces in Canada” survey.
About the Great Place to Work® Institute:
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Our mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. We are best-known for our global Best Workplaces Programme, which we produce in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world’s largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work. Our mission is to help you do it.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction, mining and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices in the United States, Canada and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. With 2011 revenues of more than $10 billion, Kiewit’s workforce includes about 10,400 salaried and hourly staff along with more than 15,600 craft workers.