Kimley-Horn and Associates

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the KHA Way

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Professional Engineer in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Professional Engineer in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates

Pros

Kimley-horn and associates provides its employees with a lot of perks to show appreciation to them. kHA also provides a pretty competitive salary and great job benefits. KHA is in a wide variety of industries, which enables individuals to get a broad skill set. KHA management is generally respectful towards its employees, and all of the individuals typically have a can-do attitude. Various events to sponsor employee cohesion are also particularly helpful amongst the junior employees.

There is a general hiearchial structure, as well as guidelines as to how to achieve set promotions. KHA as a strong brand name with the Civil Engineering services sector.

Cons

Kimley-horn & Associates often times worries about keeping employees busy as opposed to developing them. In addition, employees are often times asked to relocate at whim based upon market conditions. The work-life balance is not bad for an individual who is single, but for individuals with families the prospect of potential constant travel or relocation may be an issue.

Promotions can also be arbitrary at times depending on the group that you are in, despite the fact that set guidelines exist. Management does a great job of communicating appreciation to its employees when things are good, but does not do as good of a job as being completely candid when things are not going so good.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate bad news to employees in a tmely fashion.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An outstanding environment, but not for everyone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are outstanding and the culture is great. It is a growth environment and you will have responsibility early as a professional.
    Pros:
    Great pay and benefits
    Good culture
    Very open management. You will know where the firm stands at all times
    Senior management is concerned about work/life balance and has made improvements in the recent past.
    The retirement plan is head and shoulders above any other engineering firm. Work seven years and you will be in very good shape for retirement later on.
    Team-oriented, one profit center approach gives it the sense of working at a small firm

    Cons

    Utilization is king and "extra effort" is important. Expect to work 45 to 50 hours per week on average. It is not for everyone. The upside is you are rewarded for the hard work, but still...it's a lot of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your doing great. Keep working on finding a work/life balance for employees and staying profitable.

    Recommends
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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work when you're young and have no other life responsibilities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates

    Pros

    Kimley-Horn offers great benefits. If you can last at least 7 years, you'll walk away with a killer retirement account. The medical insurance offers an option of 100% paid. I think the firm is well managed. Top managers communicate well with staff and let them know what changes are coming down the pike. They do forget however to talk more to the younger folks who have not experience a downturn like this. All the news is negative. They need to do a little cheerleading to let everyone know that times are bad now, but good times will come again.

    Cons

    Two words: "extra effort" Forget about having a life. Do this job while you're young and have no kids or responsibilities, then get the heck outta here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the career paths for ALL employees, not just the engineers.

    Approves of CEO
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