The Kleinfelder Group

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Went downhill quickly

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Former Employee - Project Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

I worked at The Kleinfelder Group full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Used to be a very employee orieniented company that allowed you the freedom to be innovative and allow for professional growth. Problem is it is all used to be.

Cons

Definate old boys network where if you aren't from California or in with the boys you will go nowhere, allow incompetent managers to remain in place way too long, allow talent to walk out the door, are more interested in doing it the Kleinfelder way instead of doing it the right way, has gone downhill as they have expanded. I really question how some of their offices stay in business. I think they are more worried about having dots on a map than actually operating good offices.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get some new management

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Utilization-Felder. Like a molting snake, Kleinfelder sheds its skin often with a "new company structure."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at The Kleinfelder Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Giving my 2-weeks.

    If you're good at kissing ass, you'll love Kleinfelder. Just keep singing the praises of the "new company structure". Say an enthusiastic YES, no matter how often. This is key to getting on the inside track to the good ol' boys club.

    Cons

    "Share some of the downsides of working at the Kleinfelder Group."

    Hmm, where do you start? Seeing the admins, enginners, clients and techs getting punked at every turn? Dealing with a stifling bureaucracy that makes it nearly impossible to get work? Getting paid 1/2 to 1/4 of what similar engineering skillsets make in the industry? Attending meeting after meeting while hearing management whine, cry and wail about utilization?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Management?

    Kleinfelder management does not engage in "listening", so what's the point of offering any?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be better, but sucks now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at The Kleinfelder Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Now that I have been out of the company for several years now, it is really difficult to note the positives of the current management regime

    Cons

    Recent management never seems to listen to the rank and file. It is an "Old Boys Club"... and the direct shareholder group is a "Who You Know Club" where one has to be both nominated and voted on before becoming a member. Bad managers are rarely ever fired... Instead they are demoted and allowed to stay on with the hope that they will get frustrated enough to quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those bad managers... they drag down the morale of an office.
    Give credit to the Rank and File... they deserve spot bonuses just as much as those who are PM and above.
    Base awards on MERIT and what contributions individuals have provided to the company regardless of what position that person holds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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