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Based on 2,192 responses, the job of Civil Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.96 out of 5. On average, Civil Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Civil Engineer?

October 2014
"All over it is good."
Civil Engineer:
Pros: System, managment, job security, salery is satisfied sand good.
Cons: Work hours, emplopyee care, tension, project is in forest areas.
October 2014
"Company Culture."
Civil Engineer:
Pros: I love the team of people I get to work with. It makes going to work every morning fairly easy that people are pleasant and focused on moving the team forward. I like the opportunities my supervisor gives me; many others do not get the same opportunities at this stage in their careers. I am constantly challenged and taking on additional responsibilities.
Cons: There are a number of employees who I feel are over compensated for their value. Some folks slack off or consistently lose money for the company and are still rewarded. It frustrates me to know these people earn more than me when I can bet I work much harder than they do and oftentimes have more responsibility as well. In many ways the company is "old school". Some of these beliefs I support while others I feel need to change.
October 2014
"VKE Must not die."
Civil Engineer:
Pros: Good corporate culture. Great job related experience. Opportunity to travel.
Cons: The salary is not market related.
October 2014
Civil Engineer:
Pros: Technical design challenges such as Bridge Design are complex and mentally stimulating.
Cons: Can often get stuck doing the same task repetitively if you prove yourself to be good at performing that task.
October 2014
"Challenging, Exciting And Rewarding."
Civil Engineer:
Pros: Formulating the problem or requirement and then following up with subsequent design and mathematical solutions.
Cons: Completing tender documents and some report writing.
November 2014
Civil Engineer:
Pros: Its not a boring job. I get time for my own work. This job makes me more popular.
Cons: Sometimes it is very boring to have no work to do. Always the same day. My monthly pay is very low and it doesnot make my needs.
November 2014
"It all leads to management."
Civil Engineer:
Civil engineers are at the center of multi-disciplinary projects. We are often the prime contractor, responsible for ensuring our subcontractors are on track. But even if we aren't, it usually lands to us to ensure consistency among the other disciplines. Surveyors collect real world data of the terrain as it is now. Architects can design their buildings in imaginary air. Mechanical and electrical engineers often stop their design where the conduit leaves the building. It's up the civils to bring all these pieces together. We have to put the building onto the terrain in the real world. We have to make sure there's a water/sewer system to connect to. As engineers, we often like to get lost in the technical details. But success in this field is going to depend on one's ability to coordinate with those other disciplines. An engineer who can confidently call and communicate with other professionals is going to go farther than the engineer who just does their own part.