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Kimley-Horn Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • 200% 401k Match plus annual profit sharing contributions to you 401k (in 33 reviews)

  • One profit center" model allows employees to collaborate across all offices with minimal friction (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Must work to keep good work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Extra effort is rewarded, however rewards are barely equivalent (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent Benefits
    -Boundless Opportunity
    -Flexibility
    -Continuous Training
    This is an excellent company where you truly get back what you put in.

    Cons

    The occasional long hours and internal shifting could be looked at as a con. This is a company for go getters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Continue to provide opportunities for employees to flourish and advance in their careers.


  2. "Results will vary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation. OK pay. So the 401k and bonus is amazing. The actual monthly pay check is low.

    Cons

    Everyone is very focused on the work, not focused on happiness. Not a very good life family work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on why people leave for better staff retention.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Civil Engineer EIT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer In Training in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer In Training in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited education and resources, work on multiple different projects, meeting new people in the firm. Shifting to other offices is a fun way to travel.

    Cons

    Worked 45+ hours a week, some nights until 9/10pm.


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  5. "Hard work pays off"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, but that's the nature of consulting.

    Advice to Management

    I've had nothing but a positive experience. Thankful to be part of this company.


  6. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company organization and great professional ambient

    Cons

    Coaching requires a little bit more attention

    Advice to Management

    Just improve coaching


  7. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, profit sharing, and bonus. Rapid learning environment to fast track your career.

    Cons

    Must work long hours sometimes


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Solid Company, For the Most Part"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer-In-Training in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer-In-Training in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Dedicated to training and investing in employees at all levels.
    - In-house network made it easy to find technical expertise throughout the company.
    - Many opportunities outside of work to socialize with colleagues.
    - Great 401k and other benefits.

    Cons

    - Long hours without overtime are expected. Should note that this is common in the consulting industry.
    - EITs and recent PEs do the buik of the production. More experienced staff focused on marketing i.e. lunch dates with clients.
    - The passing down of expertise varied from employee to employee and depended on which product manager you worked under.
    - Engineer's waste a lot of time on glitchy production tools like AutoCAD instead of technical design work.

    Advice to Management

    This company is growing fast and will likely continue to do so due to a solid business model and great consultant training. However, your EITs went to school to be engineers, not drafters. If you're going to purposely overload employees, consider paying overtime or hiring drafters.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Engineering Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office Environment, decent starting salary

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship. Every man for himself mentality. Little opportunity for advancement. Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that expects effort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, yearly bonuses and raises, 401(K) contributions, lunch coupons.

    Cons

    Easy to take vacation and personal leave, but they monitor your billable time and give you larges goals you have to meet by the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. Supervisors, senior leaders, and regional team an effort to acknowledge you and your growth in the company.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Great company once you are project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses and flexible work schedules. Young people and caring PM'S

    Cons

    Too many hours. Literally work from 730 till 7 at least Monday thru thursday with a 6 hour Friday. You have to be willing to be vocal and competitive to get good design work. Otherwise the other young professionals steal it from you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on how to involve everyone in design. Interact more with new hires and give them work directly.


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