Kimley-Horn and Associates

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Kimley-Horn and Associates Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
160 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great profit sharing and benefits program that rewards employees for their contributions (in 20 reviews)

  • You are surrounded by motivated and talented people, and the one-profit center culture really minimizes internal competitive inclination (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • But there are supports in place for work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • The engineering field in general is a stressful profession and expectations are high (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Fantastic Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, benefits, team atmosphere, recognition. The people at Kimley-Horn are absolutely the best! Client service is top priority, and employees have a client first attitude.

    Cons

    Expectations are high, but if you're the right person for Kimley-Horn, you already have high expectations for yourself. Employees are extremely dedicated to serving clients (both external and internal), so at times work/life balance can be a challenge.

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  2.  

    Wish I would have joined Kimley-Horn sooner in my career!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    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.

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    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.

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  3.  

    I work with the best professionals in the business

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Getting to work everyday with professional, like minded colleagues who are all as driven for success as I am. Collaborating daily across the office, region and firm to help my partners be successful. Kimley-Horn has never failed to meet or exceed my expectations. Looking forward to retiring in 15+ years with a retirement package that will be unmatched in the industry. Culture is consistent across the firm. Strength in the diversity of the firm and it's one profit center. We work on some of the coolest projects with some of the best clients in Arizona.

    Cons

    Kimley-Horn attracts very talented and driven employees. Everyone strives to be as good or better than their peers. We expect the best out of ourselves and our staff and treat every project as if it was our own. While some weeks this is a 9-5 job, we do what we have to do to ensure our clients success.

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  5.  

    Exemplary place. I do not know why everyone does not work here.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Great values and high integrity. High level of care for employees. Promotions and benefits cannot be matched by any other engineering company. The employees are top notch and very competent. Management is in tune with employees needs and shows a high level of care. The company is led by practice and has a very flat organization. The practice philosophy and focus is a big plus for the firm. The freedom of doing what you enjoy and continuing to grow within the firm is one of the main separators.

    Cons

    I cant think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great environment.

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  6.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Senior Professional  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    The structure and the culture are all about being an entrepreneur. If you're looking for professional opportunities and rewards - there's no better place.

    Cons

    Consulting isn't for everyone - it can be a demanding profession. Clients are budget and schedule driven - and competition is fierce - this can create tensions that have to be balanced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep us externally focused - this business is all about serving clients. We're growing - let's keep the bar high for new staff.

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  7.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture promoted within which gives you the tools to choose your own career path and work on things you are passionate about.

    Cons

    It is an extra effort firm, so sometimes there are long hours, but it is not as bad as some people make it out to be.

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  8.  

    I've been here 14 years and love it!

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    I've worked at other engineering companies and Kimley-Horn is the best - great benefits, bonuses, career advancement, client interaction. The retirement benefits are amazing! Other consulting firms that I worked for early in my career had similar work environments, but without the perks. Plus I love the people I work with, we have a great team and everyone gets alone so well.

    Cons

    It's a consulting firm - so when there are deadlines you work extra hours to meet them. But I guess if you want to work 9-5 you should be a banker or work for the government. Kimley-Horn is a great place for motivated, self-starter types because they reward high achievers.

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  9.  

    I wouldn't work anywhere else.

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    Current Employee - Practice Builder  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Practice Builder in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Self-directed career opportunities, the Practice Builder model allows me to identify and pursue projects that I have a passion for. I'm not just sitting at my desk waiting for someone else in the firm to tell me what I'm working on. The people are awesome, everyone is working for the common goal, serving our clients. Benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    Kimley-Horn is not for everyone, but if you want to be pro-active in your career, and you like to serve clients and do cool projects, and work with folks who are driven, there can't be a better place.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    competitive

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers, interesting and challenging projects, and generous profit sharing (when business is good).

    Cons

    Long hours is the norm, and the pressure to always be billable can create stress. The company is very focused on the bottom line, so expect layoffs when business is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow smartly instead of greedily.

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    Positive Outlook
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging but great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager P5  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager P5 in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Great Profit Sharing Plan. Good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of focus on billable hours, hard to advance. Laid off a lot of people during recession to stay profitable. Lots of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work.

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