Kennedy Jenks

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Kennedy Jenks Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Kennedy Jenks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Patient, great team players, some of the smartest engineers around

    Cons

    You have to fend for yourself as an engineer intern. Could be the difference between you have a good internship or not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's okay

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Kennedy Jenks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Broad range of projects to work on depending on your field.
    Generally friendly coworkers willing to help with information related to projects or the office.
    Good work/life balance but it's up to you to make those boundaries.

    Cons

    Poor training, you have to take responsibility for your own growth and push not to get pigeon-holed into doing repetitive work.
    Health benefits aren't as good as they used to be.
    A little top heavy on VPs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training for beginning level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a roller coaster

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    Former Employee - Drafter Designer  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Drafter Designer in Reno, NV

    I worked at Kennedy Jenks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional Environment, lots of meetings, great welcome meeting in San Francisco.
    Lots of preparation for meetings.

    Cons

    Lots of work, non stop, not enough training on new software. Some outdated software had to be utilized in spite of the detriment of utilizing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives for a better experience, more training for the techs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a good company to work for, but has been impacted by the recession

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennedy Jenks full-time

    Pros

    Strong technical capabilities. Well established procedures and systems. Nurturing environment, but not as much as before the recession.

    Cons

    Kennedy/Jenks has had a significant reduction in staff since the start of the recession, particularly amongst senior individuals. Kennedy/Jenks tends to be a high cost provider of services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking ship. Terrible morale and not bringing in enough work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennedy Jenks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee owned, has some of the most brilliant people I've ever met, a wide range of clients

    Cons

    Top heavy company, no room for advancement or career development, new management unwilling to invest in mentoring mid-level staff, not winning enough work to keep staff busy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, grew a bit too fast and lost the family culture, laid back environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennedy Jenks

    Pros

    The people that work at Kennedy/Jenks are technically skilled, and it was great getting to know them personally and professionally. The office I worked in was very laid back with little to no micromanaging. Between the environmental practice and the water/wastewater sector, there were opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects. Personal time off and flexible work schedule/hours were never a problem.

    Cons

    There is little accountability for the work being done, despite the corporate message of quality assurance and control. In my office, the managerial structure was very loose and nearly non-existent, and the annual review process was not helpful. Because you didn't have a manager with a small number of direct reports, your career path and professional development were vague and ambiguous. The company grew too big too fast and has lost the family-run "K/J Way" that made it a great place to work under David Kennedy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back the K/J Way of doing business and treating employees. Structure management within each office such that managers have no more than 6-8 direct reports that they can get to know and provide constructive feedback.

    Disapproves of CEO

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