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Kimley-Horn Reviews

Updated January 29, 2019
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Pros
  • "The bonus and profit sharing are exceptionally good" (in 38 reviews)

  • "they have great benefits for employees" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-Life balance is difficult at times but when you are in the consulting field you have to accept that" (in 68 reviews)

  • "As a company involved in the construction industry you have to work some long hours" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "A very nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, people are nice

    Cons

    Work can get stressful sometimes


  2. "Entrepreneurial Atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are incredible. Health insurance for a family of 3 is $30/month and they give a significant amount towards your HSA. Great work environment where supervisors care about their employees growth and development. Encourage me to make my career look like what I want it to and support all my efforts.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance is difficult at times but when you are in the consulting field you have to accept that. KH acknowledges the inherent difficulties and offers programs like LIFT to help ease that burden.

    Advice to Management

    Keep you employees at the forefront of your mind and continually acknowledge their efforts.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, benefits & work/life balance.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.


  4. "Opportunities Abound"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people and great opportunities

    Cons

    Goals can feel demanding at times


  5. "Kimley Horn Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and people, lots of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Long Hours and high expectations


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary adjustments, bonuses, and benefits that only increase with tenure.

    Cons

    The 7:30-5:30 days are long.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Be Ready to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Great employer if you are in it for the long-haul and willing to work a LOT of hours.

    Cons

    Many young employees get burnt out and leave

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits package. Probably unbeatable in the industry.

    Great training / learning opportunities and room for career advancement

    A general feeling of prestige and doing important work

    You get a feeling that you are valuable and that Kimley Horn will invest in you.

    Peers are most likely the best in the industry.

    Great bonus

    Cons

    Very bad work life balance. I have seen my coworkers afraid to get up and leave and often don't say goodbye in order to sneak out the office.

    Expect very long hours

    No paid time off. This is because if you take time off because you're sick or would like a vacation, you will have to work extra to make it up.

    Not for everyone, which is also a good thing though.

    Advice to Management

    This is tough to fill out. Because Kimley Horn is very successful already so they are doing many things right.

    I think that this company is amazing if you are the type of person that likes to work a lot and is truly committed to learning your trade. You will be rewarded well for this. But If you are not that person, then stay away from this company.

    My general advice to management would be to let employees work a lot if they WANT to rather than making goals out of the extra hours. Removing PTO from the equation would help too.

    Kimley Horn could actually be a perfect company if you got this right.


  9. "Civil Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs work.


  10. "Great Place to Grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    -Tremendous focus on individual growth and success
    -Lots of training opportunities(technical and business developmental skills)
    -Truly fantastic people you work with
    -Lots of opportunities to expand your career
    -Great Salary
    -Excellent Bonuses

    Cons

    -Expect higher than average workload and work week hours
    -Cultural philosophy of growing individuals to grow the company is great however can lead to lots of pressure and/or stress to always expand. Can be especially hard on mid-levels who are expected to transition into "Practice-Builders", where-in they work to to build their own client base and pull in their own work.
    -Health Care Plan is a High Deductible Plan