Kennedy Jenks - Great people, grew a bit too fast and lost the family culture, laid back environment | Glassdoor
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"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
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Kennedy Jenks

  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy Jenks full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, fun/nice coworkers, flex schedule, interesting projects

    Cons

    Lost some good people, training is self directed

    Advice to Management

    More focus on hiring and retaining good people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy Jenks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, good people to work with. Good place to start your new career as a college student. Recommended for young engineers

    Cons

    Bad management, lack off management experience because of that so many good engineers left.they need to change some upper management


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