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Kimley-Horn Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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  • Impossible to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 64 reviews)

  • As a company involved in the construction industry you have to work some long hours (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Love my job!"

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

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kimley-Horn truly provides an environment for all staff to grow to their potential and allows them to take risks and follow their passions. The people care about each other and everyone’s success is shared.

    Cons

    Kimley-Horn has high expectations of their staff, but gives them the tools and resources to be successful and exceed those expectations.


  2. "Not very clear on "expectations""

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    Former Employee - Civil EIT
    Former Employee - Civil EIT
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of office gatherings and activities. Very friendly people. Lots of brown bag opportunities to learn about different disciplines.

    Cons

    Looooong hours. I was told in a meeting to "improve within a couple weeks" in order to be able to stay, but that is clearly impossible to do within a week or two. Not a lot of communication between PM and EIT. A lot of throwing info/data at you without actually "knowing" what you're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals, achievements and expectations for new hires/graduate engineers.

  3. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee-friendly, profitable business model, generous compensation packages that focus on rewording performance and contribute to the success of others, good health benefits, and a caring work environment.

    Cons

    No overtime pay is provided, and bonuses are paid out over an extended period of time in the year following the actual year of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to accrue personal leave when they start employment, regardless of whether they start in the middle of the month or not.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Orange, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great people
    Fun Perks
    VP of Fun
    YP Group

    Cons

    Job titles in HR aren't truly reflective of the roles and responsibilities


  5. "Civil Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Civil Analyst
    Current Employee - Civil Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity is endless. Great people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Need to work on improving as a team.. Individual standouts and awards will only get you so far.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer-In-Training"

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    Current Employee - Engineer-In-Training in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer-In-Training in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Benefits are the best i've ever heard of in any industry.
    -In-house training is available and mandatory for new hires.

    Cons

    -Demand and expectations are the highest in the industry.
    -Impossible to maintain a healthy work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Create a healthier utilization goal.


  7. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People truly care about one another, the business-based philosophy is rooted in exceptional client service, and profits are shared with employees - the total compensation is unmatched in the engineering community

    Cons

    hours can be long when clients demand it (but that is consulting!)

  8. "Teamwork / Family Friendly"

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    Current Employee - Construction Observation in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Construction Observation in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very generous. They encourage teamwork and balance.

    Cons

    As a company involved in the construction industry you have to work some long hours. But they stress work/life balance and mean it.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the inter office activities. There are sectors that cannot participate. Have a plan in place to include them on days that weather stops work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its really nice and they treat there employees great! Benefits are fantastic! Great environment.

    Cons

    Overtime is expected from everyone unless you're a practice builder. Work life balance is lacking. It's also a little over bearing with all the Kimley Horn is the best stuff. It can be a lot sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly its a great place to work. I have no advice to give


  10. "Civil Engineering Analyist"

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

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture and help from all members of the team

    Cons

    Too high of an emphasis on billable hours instead of actual production


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