Kimley-Horn - Most talented people and best business model in the consulting world! | Glassdoor
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"Most talented people and best business model in the consulting world!"

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I started at Kimley-Horn out of school and expected to jump companies to get ahead. There was no need to because I found all the mentoring and growth opportunities I could ask for here. And unlike most companies, the profits are distributed to all employees instead of making the few owners really rich. I work hard because I love what I do and the people I work with - it is just nice that I get paid really well too!

Cons

If you're looking to clock in at 9 and clock out at 4, this isn't the right place for you.

Advice to Management

Keep up the culture that makes this place great!

Other Employee Reviews for Kimley-Horn

  1. Helpful (7)

    "PR program to make company look better"

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional
    Former Employee - Senior Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Kimley Horn has recently gone through a company name change and is trying to change its image. Kimley Horn is good at making themselves look good, even in the face of the many negative to very negative comments here at glassdoor and on other web sites. Notice in particular the recent flood of glowing comments that have mysteriously all be sent to glassdoor in just the last few days. KH knows that many unsuspecting potential employees rely on glassdoor as a source for real information about a company. My friends still at KH have suggested that there is a quite internal program for employees, especially senior employees, to send in good comments to glassdoor to take advantage of glassdoor's excellent reputation for information. Read and decide for yourself.

    Cons

    Dishonesty and charging clients for work that was never done. Efforts and pressure to enlist professional employees to engage in similar practices as a condition of continued employment.

    Advice to Management

    They know.

    Kimley-Horn Response

    Jun 26, 2014 – Team Member

    Kimley-Horn has not changed its name in nearly 50 years in business. We recently updated our logo to more accurately reflect the way our clients see us. This was the result of a 2013 study, where... More


  2. "I have been given more support in my personal career growth than I could have asked for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Associate in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Associate in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee evaluation process is very transparent. As close to a meritocracy as you can reasonably expect. A very collaborative environment. Employee ownership model ensures the probability of being sold to a conglomerate and losing the culture is very small. People work hard and take pride in their work. "One profit center" model allows employees to collaborate across all offices with minimal friction. I have developed great working relationships with colleagues across the country. Success is celebrated. Excellent benefits, including annual bonuses and profit sharing. The company is consistently profitable. The business is well managed.

    Cons

    Practice-led culture leads to a lot of freedom, but sometimes a frustrating lack of direction from management. Long work hours are expected. Employee evaluation process is rigorous and clear, but doesn't accommodate all employees as well as it should, i.e., those who don't "fit the mold," though I've seen definite improvements in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to find ways to reward and accommodate employees who don't fit the mold but who have strengths the company needs to succeed.

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