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Great network of mostly experienced professionals

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Current Employee - Geologist- Staff Professional II
Current Employee - Geologist- Staff Professional II

I have been working at The Kleinfelder Group full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Using the "One company" approach to business leads to using valuable assets throughout the company (nation) to work on a variety of different projects and learning new skills.

Cons

Using the "One company" approach to projects means that there is a lot more travel involved than other regional firms of comparable services.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To upper management: Take into consideration that lower level employees need supervisors that they have met and worked with before so that reviews and raises are not base soley on a numeric review!

To Project Management: Use your head when estimating projects; or if you don't have a thorough field beckground, rely on someone who does to aid in the actual estimations!

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Positive Outlook
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    Consistently undervalue their employees and view them as easily replaceable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Kleinfelder Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible daily work hours
    Encourage community involvement

    Cons

    Poor compensation
    Reluctance to explore new clients - Ingrained thought that certain clients will always be there, even when evidence strongly suggests otherwise.
    Extremely low value of current employees - Management seems to view people as easily replaceable parts, and almost never use the word "employee" or "person," even in in-person meetings.
    Poor support of career growth if it doesn't help the company out at that moment. This leads to issues when they pass on potential clients because they don't have people who can support the client, though there were people who wanted to learn those skills previously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It has been a great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Kleinfelder Group

    Pros

    Its great to start out here in the environmental industry because unlike other companies they allow junior level staff to write reports and participate in in the process of determining remedial strategies for sites. There is a culture of learning unlike other companies I have worked for. There is an expectation for employees to try things they may not have done before and to feel comfortable asking questions without fear of being taken off of a task.

    Cons

    The unit price system is difficult to get used to making it important to keep track of your time while in the office to 15 min intervals. This makes the task of completing your time sheet at the end of each day take sometime 30 min (which is not billable). The learning curve is discouragingly overwhelming at first with many policies to become accustomed to but if you talk to others you'll learn they experienced the same issues at first and overcame them. It is also a bit demeaning for a mid to senior level person with field experience to have to be "trained" to become "qualified" in common field tasks by junior level staff with less experience. Its all well intentioned, just something to get used to.

    Approves of CEO
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