Kimley-Horn and Associates Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Focused on Employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Profits are shared with employees more so than the norm in our industry. Employees who perform at a high level are rewarded at a high level. People are very helpful and there are no barriers to collaboration. Truly a one-profit center mentality.

    Cons

    Biggest challenge is working hard while maintaining a good work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Consider international work with US based companies.


  2. The Perfect Career

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

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership is promoted through everyone as each individual is building their own client base, promoting the career growth of younger partners, and professionally practicing engineering/planning/landscape architecture/or their respective profession. The firm supports practitioners to build clients/projects while satisfying the core values of the firm.

    Cons

    The sky's the limit on entrepreneurialism - the fun of the career here can be addicting - you need to keep this in check for balanced personal/work proportioning.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the model of transition and recognition - it's extremely rewarding, promoting, and secure - all the elements needed for a healthy career.


  3. A great place to build a career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The talent level of the staff is unmatched. Regardless of discipline or which team you are part of there are smart people ready and willing to partner together to handle whatever comes along. One of the biggest strengths is that fact that every discussion starts by considering what is right for client. The company works hard to be sure that opportunity and compensation are available to all the staff.

    This is a really good business, run by people who are always thinking ahead and planning for what is around the next bend.

    Cons

    First it is consulting. It's not for wimps. Perhaps not a negative but an important distinction - employees have to be willing to grow themselves. No company can do that for you. Team members will be challenged professionally, but they have to be supportive of peers in the process. Expectations are high, because the clients have high expectations for successful projects. There are lots of ways to measure success and achievement against goals at Kimley-Horn. To be successful you have to learn how those goals relate to each other and understand they are intentionally balanced.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate decisions transparently. Continue the company's history of being owned by practicing professionals and sharing profits with all of the employees. Continue to teach the company's culture to incoming employees.


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  5. An On-Purpose firm of motivated successful professionals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is an extremely intentional firm, with the express purpose of creating an environment for entrepreneurial professionals to thrive.

    Cons

    There is a high bar set to succeed here. Professionals have to work on-purpose, and strive for their team to provide a high level of client service every day.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to get paid for unused personal leave at their discretion


  6. Incredible place to work and build a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Landscape Architect
    Current Employee - Senior Landscape Architect

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High-level of talent and expertise, entrepreneurial atmosphere, highly compensated for outstanding efforts, family atmosphere, team atmosphere. Possibilities are endless, opportunity for all.

    Cons

    Kimley-Horn is not for everyone, you have to have desire and passion for what you do and want to work hard to achieve great things.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to monitor and address the "work / life" balance. Promote a "healthy lifestyle".


  7. Helpful (1)

    Strong Culture, Practice Driven, Result-oriented, Great Partnering, Reward success at ALL levels.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, and we reward success at all levels meaning the profits of the firm are shared with each and every individual that helped produce the profits. You get exposed to the entire realm of consulting - technical development, marketing, and business / accounting aspects starting at a young age. Leadership and direction is initiated at the local office level, not directed and/or dictated from a regional or corporate office.

    Cons

    We are high energy, fast-paced, and results-oriented, which is not for everyone. Extra effort is part of our culture, yet tracked and considered when determining an individual's advancement / compensation / contribution to the firm.


  8. Only place I'd want to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth; great people to work with who are passionate about what they do; very decentralized management structure - one company culture, but offices take on personality of local leadership; great total compensation and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Intense place to work, and most who are successful are hard workers. That said, the company attracts people who are driven, so you work hard because that's how you're wired, not because someone is telling you to.


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great project opportunities with great people. Our young staff are amazingly talented. Allows people to be successful at many levels of experience.

    Cons

    Competitive environment. Some people like this, others don't fit into that model.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us economically solid. Let practice flourish. Transitions of management has been excellent to date. Keep up the great work in that area.


  10. Awesome place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Lots of responsibility and great rewards!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager/Practice Builder
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager/Practice Builder

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities and challenging projects. Great benefits. Best of all -- great people to work with.

    Cons

    Limited off-site technical training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay connected with the young professionals.



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