Kimley-Horn and Associates Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    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.

  2. Good for entry level and singles

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Analyst
    Current Employee - Civil Analyst

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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    Positive Outlook
  3. 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

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  5. 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 ManagementAdvice

    assign specific managers on ability to lead rather than win work

  6. Reaping what you sow

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

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

    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.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. learned a tremendous amount from my colleagues.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  8. A Great Environment to Work In

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Wish I would have joined Kimley-Horn sooner in my career!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    We work hard but are rewarded very well. Great people to work with. Communication on the financial success of the firm it an open book. Strong year end bonuses. Even during the lean years when other firms were shutting down, our staff still received bonuses. GENEROUS 401K plan. To me, this is a long term commitment. You could call me a Kimley-Horn cheerleader!

    Cons

    On the business ladder, promotions are very slow in coming. Much slower than on the engineering side of the company. I know this is an engineering firm and those are the people that pay our bills, but recognizing folks in HR, IS, Marketing, and Accounting is equally as important. Long term employees in these areas provide a depth of client service that is important to practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional leadership teams function differently from region to region. Some are more involved in every day to day decision while others reach out to partners to make decisions. They are regional leaders not regional managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Intelligently-run business that rewards employees who excel at their jobs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    401k program is unrivaled by any company I have ever heard of, high ceiling for career advancement, opportunity to become a shareholder, employee-owned company that has ownership transition to allow ownership opportunities for successful younger staff, shifting work between offices helps balance workload and avoid hiring/firing from project to project

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A company that allows employees to explore their passion.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Kimley-Horn provides the resources and opportunities to grow in my chosen profession, flexibility to determine what I want to work on and plan well for retirement. I have been allowed to work on diverse projects with no glass ceiling to slow me down. As a business based practice, profits are shared with all not just a few and this provides what I need now as well as in the future.

    Cons

    The amount of hours required can be difficult especially with family. But there are supports in place for work/life balance. In recent years, management and decision making has moved away from the practice builders to a few managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management of our firm has always been great. Much thought goes into vision, growth and business practices that make us successful. I have benefitted greatly from that in that profits are shared with everyone. Would like to see a return to more practice led management and loyalty for those have spent their career here.

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    Positive Outlook
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