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"A good experience"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

KHA has a very good bonus program

Cons

The company is too quick to lay off

Other Employee Reviews for Kimley-Horn

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, especially for workaholics"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities for advancement, fairly transparent management, great staff

    Cons

    mandated 46+ hours per week regardless of demands of workload, expect lots of pressure if your utilization hours goal isn't met on a weekly basis

    Advice to Management

    Drop extra effort goals, which makes staff focus on logging hours rather than focusing on efficiency and quality. Ease UT goals for senior staff that bring in jobstarts; we need them to win jobs to keep their teams busy.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "A culture of sacrifice."

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    Former Employee - Senior IS Professional in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior IS Professional in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some wonderful people to work with at this company. If you choose to, you can learn about business and project management even if you are focused on IT.

    Cons

    The company culture requires a great deal of personal sacrifice. I realized when I resigned that this one thing is more important than all the others. They want you to work at least 115% effort (45+) hours but many people have to work much more than that to gain recognition. This is not always a bad thing, but you need to make sure you are ready to make this type of commitment. From an IT perspective, there are a lot of companies better suited for a career in IT. I have many friends that left this company and felt ready to abandon IT careers completely. However, once they found new positions they had a renewed passion for their chosen profession. Sadly, it is the kind of environment that treats the IT like second-class citizens much of the time. Also, it is worth noting that they have seen a high degree of turnover in the last couple of years and more and more of it is voluntary as opposed to the layoffs seen in 2007-2009 but layoffs are still happening as of January 2011.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees should be your most valuable asset. Perhaps it's time for a little less hubris and a little more humility. It may be more beneficial to understand why good people are leaving than to assume they "aren't a good fit." That excuse has allowed you to become too insular and rigid. Creative, thinking, passionate people are less likely to remain in that type of environment and a company full of Yes Men is not going to be able to innovate and compete.

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