Kimley-Horn and Associates Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Kimley-Horn and Associates President John C. Atz
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Pros
  • Profit sharing is very generous (in 21 reviews)

  • You are surrounded by motivated and talented people, and the one-profit center culture really minimizes internal competitive inclination (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a challenge (in 24 reviews)

  • You need to bring your "A" game to work every day because expectations are high here (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Good Benefits and Bonuses

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good at Kimley-Horn. Nothing to change there. They offer every employee an annual bonus, with bonus amount based on your performance.

    Cons

    Great ability to grow and move up in this company if you're an engineer. Harder to grow and move up for those that are not engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to take care of and provide opportunities to all employees, regardless of their role within the company, even if they aren't the ones winning work. .


  2. Analyst Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Entrepreneurial environment. Your only limits are your own ambitions or amount of time!

    Cons

    The company will take as much time and effort as you will give to it. You have to draw hard lines and make it clear when you need to go home or you will end up there a lot.


  3. Traffic Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Kimley-Horn and Associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a ton
    Very fun office culture
    Very supportive and friendly managers

    Cons

    Very long hours
    Felt very awkward when I left after putting in my 8 hours - only interns leave before 6 p.m.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Good company to work for, but count on long hours.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates

    Pros

    Company pays well, bonuses are substantial, they're loyal to long-time employees (possibly to a fault).

    Cons

    Don't expect that 40 hours a work is going to cut it. Working a lot of extra hours is great when bonuses come around, but not so great on your family.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good for entry level and singles

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Analyst
    Current Employee - Civil Analyst

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Bonuses!!! Salary is pretty fair. Depending on the office, the coworkers are great.

    Cons

    UT... The constant working to meet the efficiency goal.


  7. Civil, Environmental, Architectural & Electric Designer/Drafter, Technical Graphics Artist & Professional Illustrator

    Current Employee - Technical Draftsman/Designer in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Technical Draftsman/Designer in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I want Obtain a challenging position to further develop my career in design

    Cons

    The challenges are the new field and the new rules of Environment and the Language


  8. Great company with opppourtunity for advancement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimley-Horn and Associates

    Pros

    strong oppourtunity for personal growth

    Cons

    some project managers dont have strong managerial skills

    Advice to Management

    assign specific managers on ability to lead rather than win work


  9. Reaping what you sow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having worked at a half a dozen companies over the many years, Kimley-Horn is honest about the similar level of effort required elsewhere and rewards you for what you do. From "surprise" gifts to the performance based recognition (financial and other) throughout the year, the overall benefits are definitely better. The ability to take on more responsibilities and promotions for performers are readily available, plus they will provide added training for to help you grow...

    Cons

    Having the right fit in any organization is important, and Kimley-Horn is not for everyone. For those who work hard and have a passion for what they do, this is the right place....but again, not for everyone.


  10. learned a tremendous amount from my colleagues.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Landscape Analyst
    Former Employee - Landscape Analyst

    I worked at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great entry-level experience. My colleagues and managers wanted me to grow and gave me the skills to do so. Great salary, benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    work/ life balance was always a struggle. Meeting billable hours when there were not always enough hours to go around, was stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify client types, i.e. more public sector work


  11. A Great Environment to Work In

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kimley-Horn is a challenging and rewarding environment. If you like challenge, you'll love it. They provide many opportunities and promote a results-oriented environment. I've found more positives than negatives.

    Cons

    It isn't perfect but what firm is. I do believe they try to do the right thing, but sometimes they miss the mark.

    Advice to Management

    The personal sacrifice for relocating on the firm's request is extremely high. There is not a full understanding on how it negatively impacts your career financially and on your upward movement on the professional ladder.



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