The Kleinfelder Group Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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The Kleinfelder Group President and CEO Bill Siegel
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Pros
  • Challenging environment with a variety of projects (in 3 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was very good (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management turns a blind eye to the chaos, only to dismiss logical suggestions for improvement from their staff (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management cannot decide on how to organize and run company, changes every year (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Staff Professional II

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    Current Employee - Environmental Geologist
    Current Employee - Environmental Geologist

    I have been working at The Kleinfelder Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good co-workers, approachable management, good environment, challenging jobs

    Cons

    Constant change, low pay, constant utilization push

    Advice to Management

    Challenging work environment with the current industry, we can keep more employees if we could pay better and allow more advancement opportunities.

  2. Staff Pro II

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    Former Employee - Staff
    Former Employee - Staff

    I worked at The Kleinfelder Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and varied work assignmemts

    Cons

    Poor pay, long hours, mediocre benefits, disjointed management.

    Advice to Management

    Stinginess does not attract and keep quality employees.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Kleinfelder Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great professionals to collaborate with

    Cons

    none that I can think of

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Accounting Assistant

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    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at The Kleinfelder Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I did enjoy working for them and over all liked the company culture. In most cases the upper management did not have knowledge of what middle management was doing.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics, and unprofessional management

  6. Staff Professional (geotechnical)_3+ years of experience

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    Current Employee - Staff Professional I in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Professional I in Exton, PA

    I have been working at The Kleinfelder Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of resources, several offices throughout country but has a one company philosophy, professional atmosphere, goals that align with career path

    Cons

    No overtime pay, heavy on field work for entry level positions, out of town field work.

    Advice to Management

    Use engineers for engineering work instead of technician work.

  7. A company working to adapt to the changing market

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at The Kleinfelder Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open minded, open book policy, and entrepreneurial culture.

    Cons

    constant resturcturing, recently lead to organic growth issues

    Advice to Management

    Back to the basics, focus on business 101

  8. Good pay, flexible and good people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Kleinfelder Group

    Pros

    Good pay, aggressive marketing, plenty of resources, okay benefits, and progressive.

    Cons

    Management issues, quick turnovers, doesn't seem to be targeting it's financial goals.

    Advice to Management

    I think focusing on feasible strategic plan for each office helps maintain and develop relationships with clients, minimize the traveling since engineering is a hands on type of industry, focus on strengthening the geotech market.

  9. Helpful (1)

    DeSliva has the potential to be great but without treating people better they will fail.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Kleinfelder Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great talented field crews, great clients

    Cons

    Management does not have honesty and lacks integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Make changes, treat your people like your number one asset.

  10. Large but unknown company suffering financial difficulty seemingly unable to make positive, long term solutions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Kleinfelder Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning classes available online for those looking to further education.

    Cons

    Office management are poor communicators and behave unprofessionally.

    Advice to Management

    Remove COO and CEO with proven track record of poor decision making.

  11. Business Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Kleinfelder Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team to work with. Good work for outdoor people and who like the desert life. Overtime to be had

    Cons

    In the middle of nowhere. Long hours. 10-12 hours a day average. No real chance of moving upwards

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Better incentives

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