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KPFF Structural Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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  1. "Structural Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, great clients, excellent engineering, collaborative and professional environment

    Cons

    Great company for most people, works best for those who are self-starters and take the initiative

    Advice to Management

    You are on the right track, keep doing what you are doing and keep striving to get better

    KPFF2018-08-07
  2. "KPFF"

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    Former Employee - Structural Design Engineer 

    I worked at KPFF full-time

    Pros

    Good employee education, resources, benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management feedback, review of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Earlier, more frequent feedback would prevent an employee from having a false sense of security.

    KPFF2019-06-04
  3. "Better than other reviews suggest"

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    Current Employee - Structural Design Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time

    Pros

    -Amazing benefits: paid for every hour over 40, great medical, 401k contributions, free snacks and drinks, speperate sick and personal time off, and dental coming soon. -Lots of variety to work. -Principal really cares about employee success and wants to help them meet their career goals. -Ping pong table and dart board

    Cons

    -Principals are very busy so you must be a self starter and very organized.

    KPFF2018-03-24
  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decisions are made at the local level, engaged principals and project managers, excellent company culture, wide variety of projects, great people

    Cons

    Sometimes there seems like there is too much work to get done, but that's what you'd expect when we have so many great repeat clients and large projects. You also get a lot of help during crunch times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - it is working!

    KPFF2018-03-16
  5. "Structural Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KPFF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn your craft as young engineer

    Cons

    big firm can get lost in the shuffle if you are not vocal enough

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on all staff top to bottom

    KPFF2016-01-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KPFF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects, enlightened management, lack of bureaucracy, good location, smart co-workers, profit sharing, good opportunities to advance in responsibility

    Cons

    Benefits aren't quite as good as some comparable companies, less opportunity for company ownership than some comparable companies.

    KPFF2014-12-07
  7. "good"

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    Current Intern - Structural Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at KPFF for less than a year

    Pros

    The most pro is that I can learn lots of things and people are nice

    Cons

    I got a big pressure working in there because they are very strict.

    KPFF2014-02-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A company you can grow with for an entire career"

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    KPFF is a company built on the foundations of building strong relationships, having excellent people, and doing excellent work. That creates a family-like environment filled with driven and passionate people who love what they do. Employees are supported to pursue their career goals, and to develop in any way they want. There are no better people to work with in the industry.

    Cons

    KPFF is not a place for people who are not self-motivated, and desire or require lots of specific direction and clarity. It is a very free environment, and you need to take personal responsibility to make your career what you want it to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the strong focus on the fundamental values of the organization. They are important, and are the foundation of what makes KPFF a success.

    KPFF2013-06-26
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A good culture, almost like a community."

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    Former Employee - Structural Design Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPFF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Deadlines are manageable. Most engineers are willing to take time out of their day to work with you and share their experience/opinion on a particular project. A very flat organization, little bureaucracy. A diverse group of people, different backgrounds and experiences.

    Cons

    There is no structure for career development, which can limit the progression of young engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan in place for young engineers and their career development. This can simply be done by identify in advice different projects (and engineers) that will provide varying degrees of skill, knowledge and perspective for development.

    KPFF2012-09-22
  10. "Bridge Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Design Structural Engineer in `Ammān
    Recommends

    I have been working at KPFF for more than a year

    Pros

    Its one of the best companies in which you can update and increase your experience.

    Cons

    There's no downsides in working with kpff. You can achieve your goals easly and the will help you to.

    KPFF2015-12-22
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