Kimley-Horn and Associates Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Kimley-Horn and Associates President John C. Atz
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Pros
  • Profit sharing is very generous (in 21 reviews)

  • You are surrounded by motivated and talented people, and the one-profit center culture really minimizes internal competitive inclination (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a challenge (in 24 reviews)

  • You need to bring your "A" game to work every day because expectations are high here (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time

    Pros

    Random Bonuses, Easy Career Development, Approachable Seniors

    Cons

    Expected Overtime for Salary, Varying Manager Styles

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Landscape Architect

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diversity in projects and multi-disciplinary interaction

    Cons

    Long hours, challenge to work-life balance


  3. Project manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High Deductible plan like everyone else, but the rest of the benefits, 401k match etc.m are great

    Cons

    "Extra Effort" philosophy and lack of turnover in Upper Management


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company within a company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company with many resources, however you are not just a "number." The opportunity is there to create your own team which then is like your own company but with the backing of a large company.

    Cons

    This company is not for everyone, must be driven and a "people person" it is up to each individual to work on their work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep reaching out to the employees to gather feedback on work-life balance, keep striving to retain women after they have kids.


  6. Helpful (1)

    good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time

    Pros

    Very talened people with excellent work ethic and high standards for quality.

    Cons

    Demanding hours, overtime is expected.

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  7. Civil Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Analyst in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Civil Analyst in DFW, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn and Associates (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary, and generally nice people. Company is successful.

    Cons

    Too many hours. Everyone is white so there's no diversity or recognition of that fact.


  8. Senior Planner

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Planner-Project Manager in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Planner-Project Manager in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Higher than average salaries plus profit sharing,

    Cons

    Obsession with profits requires senior staff to be billable 40 hours/week and quick to lay people off in between projects and no support for charging to business development if you are not a designated practice builder.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find better work/life balance and build on the skills and contacts of your existing staff to do marketing instead of just the designated few practice builders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of work is available at this company and they are very good at getting more work

    Cons

    The company pays well and this means that you will be expected to work a lot, work life balance may become difficult

    Advice to Management

    You can offer people lower salaries and still get great talent.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want a career this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Not a place for people who feel entitled.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Minorities Be Alert

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Analyst
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time

    Pros

    The training resources are really good. Coworkers are generally good hearted people. The work forces you to grow yourself and gain a plethora of experience in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Definitely a predominantly majority workforce. I am a minority and the upper management supervisors have treated me like a subpar engineering intern even though I am a full-time employee. They have delegated more work to other employees including interns; have had several review meetings with me trying to justify keeping me hourly; and have flat out told bold faced lies about not having enough work to pass around to me. Definitely feel like I was hired to meet some quota as I am part of the 4 % of minorities in the entire office. Make sure before you accept an offer that you visit the office and see the demographics because this firm will not be straight up front with you and there motives. Hindsight is 20 20 but if you have a choice between this firm and others choose the others.

    Advice to Management

    There really is no advice because as evidence by the demographics this culture is not going to change. Eventually developers will start to want to see diversity in the team resumes as our culture evolves and this company will see a drastic downturn.



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