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Updated Jan 6, 2021

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Kimley-Horn CEO 	Steve Lefton
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  • "Great benefits packages for employees(in 46 reviews)

  • "Profit sharing (10% of salary AND bonus)(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance difficult to manage at times(in 108 reviews)

  • "long hours but make up with bonuses(in 60 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Unmatched Benefits and Perfect for the Driven

      Jan 6, 2021 - Analyst in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Health Insurance is no cost for just yourself, and very minimal cost for adding other people. It's an excellent HMO. - With 200% matching on 4% of your income, plus profit-sharing of up to 10%, the company could put a maximum of 18% of your income into your 401(k) with you only putting in 4%, for a total 22%. - Other misc great benefits like financial advising, dental/vision plans that are great, ability to purchase additional PTO, and maternity/paternity leave. - The company will give you alot of responsibility, often quite a lot earlier than you would anticipate. It's an amazing place to stretch yourself and you can quickly grow in your career. - Ability to change direction. If you're a landscape architect and want to move to civil, the company will support it. Overall, very supportive of you pursuing your passion - Transparent leadership and employee-owned - Every office helps, rather than competes with, each other. We're a single profit center, so though each office has goals, there's not a territorial fight between offices.

      Cons

      - With alot of responsibility can come more work than you may be used to. We all work very hard, but some people, it's too intense.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Transparent Meritocracy

      Mar 23, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is rewarded for their successes whether an admin, a one year analyst, or a seasoned Project Manager bringing in work. The biggest rewards are shown through incredible annual bonuses and profit sharing/401K match (18%!!!!!!) but there are also fun things like teamwork awards ($50), spot bonuses, and red envelope days ($ amount varies but I've seen as much as $400). I've been really impressed with their Covid response. I believe leadership has demonstrated the right balance of keeping the company running through a pandemic while looking after our safety and wellbeing. Communications have been constant and it's obvious that we are making huge investments in technology to allow anyone who desires to (or is required to!) work from home to be able to do so.

      Cons

      There are no cons for me but if you want to work a 40 hour work-week, this isn't the place for you.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Small company feel has vanished over past two years.

      May 4, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      401k Match (8% to employee 4%) Profit sharing (10% of salary AND bonus) Bonus (varies, but best in industry) The best of the best work here

      Cons

      Long hours. Expect to work 46 hours on light weeks, 52+ on heavy weeks. This varies greatly depending on your team and discipline. I’d suggest asking for your entire future teams yearly hours worked during an interview before accepting an offer. This should be easy for HR to provide (public knowledge to all staff) and cuts out all the BS. You’ll be able to divide that number by 26 to get a true feel on the expectations for that team. 6 year vesting schedule. On top of that, you only see your contribution once a year (industry standard is every paycheck). You will not get a contribution for your first year here, meaning if you start working here at the beginning of a calendar year, you will not see a single penny of 401k match / profit sharing for 24 months. Our 401k & profit sharing are distributed on February 15th every year. 30% of our contributions (for the entire year) were wiped out in one month due to COVID-19. Management, consider giving employees their contribution bi-monthly to allow for true cost-basis investing. Low salaries. This is usually not an issue with a bonus & profit sharing, but all of that is possibly gone with COVID-19 impacts. If you calculate your true hourly rate (we are not paid OT), it is much much lower than industry standard. Bottom line. If you’re looking to identify your life as being a civil engineering consultant, this place is for you. You’ll make good money (in the long run). If you’re looking for flexibility and to have free time in your 20’s, look elsewhere. This isn’t 2009, even in this global pandemic there are plenty of opportunities.

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      28 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      Excellent Corporate Structure

      Jan 28, 2020 - Civil Intern in Mesa, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      KH is entirely employee owned and really rewards hard work through profit sharing. There's also a strong culture of being supportive and helpful.

      Cons

      Working while eating lunch seems fairly common.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      The Grass Really is Greener...

      Aug 12, 2019 - Civil Analyst in Reston, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - 9/9/9/9/4 work week schedule allows for some flexibility and longer weekends. - While working long hours is also a con, 46+ hour work weeks allow analysts to gain experience ahead of peers at other firms. - Benefits are good and cost very little for the employee. - Profit-sharing is generous.

      Cons

      - Work/life balance is not achievable due to utilization goals and company culture. - Utilization goals are extremely high for all employees, particularly for younger staff. Since training, marketing, federal holidays, and paid time off all count against UT, employees have to "make up" any time they take off in order to reach their UT goals. This system discourages employees from taking the paid time off that they earn and from attending training/professional development events. - KH is meticulous about forecasting workload months out and on a weekly basis as well. However, employees are routinely forecasting 50-60 hour work weeks and nothing is done to rectify that. The expectation is that staff will cancel their outside plans and give up their free time in order to meet deadlines that their PMs set. - Overtime is essentially required in order to reach the recommended 115% effort (46 hours per week = 6 extra hours per week, 24 per month, 288 per year minimum). Despite this expectation, employees are not compensated for their extra time. - Staff are repeatedly drowned in the KHool-aid that "all consulting firms are like this, but at Kimley-Horn is transparent about it." From experience, this is not the case; other firms have managed to remain profitable while allowing their employees to have lives outside of the office as well.

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      28 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Environment

      Mar 26, 2020 - Marketing Analyst in West Palm Beach, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1) Great Environment 2) Good Salary 3) Good Benefits 4) Profit Sharing 5) Generous Bonus

      Cons

      Predominately technical writing . This position is more like a glorified admin job.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great People To Work With

      Sep 9, 2019 - Civil Analyst in Orange, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues tend to be really great people all around. The company actually promotes and encourages your individual success. Great compensation, benefits, and profit sharing(even for new staff).

      Cons

      Expect longer hours then average. The push for growth can feel taxing

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Opportunities for the RIght People

      Jul 13, 2012 - Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      KHA has the mindset of rewarding those that perform. The company is run as a business that provides professional services. Because of the business based approach, the benefits KHA provides are outstanding and beyond what most of this industry provides. KHA looks out for the long term financial stability of its employees. They match the 401K at 4% and add profit sharing on top of the match. The KHA retirement program allows all employees to enter retirement with a great nest egg. Advancement is quick for those that perform. KHA rewards the performers with great promotions, bonuses, and advancements. Overall, a great place to work if you want to work.

      Cons

      KHA is not for everyone. KHA is an "extra effort" firm. It is expected that you put in the effort that is required to meet the high expectations of clients. Sometimes this means that you will need to work 40 hours in a week when things are running at a normal pace and sometimes you will need to work more when a client deadline is approaching. If you desire a steady 40hr/week job then KHA is not for you. If you want to be rewarded for being exceptional, KHA is a great place to work.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Outstanding Opportunities

      Jun 11, 2014 - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open and friendly work environment. Goal driven. Honest and ethical decision making. True caring for employees and their families. Freedom to pursue the discipline/clients that excite you. Ability to build a career, not just a job. Remarkable benefits and profit sharing.

      Cons

      Very goal oriented - which is great for the right kind of person but can be stressful on those who are not. Goals here are clearly communicated, generated with your input, real, achievable, and taken seriously...but the payoff comes with profitability and the amazing benefits and profit sharing that Kimley-Horn provides for ALL their employees, not just the top people. The quality of the people here is second to none - constantly amazed at my peer's willingness to team and their high level of competence. If you want to work hard serving clients AND be rewarded at a high level then this is the place for you.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic Company for a college grad

      Feb 9, 2013 - Transportation Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have been very satisfied with KHA. They are very willing to support students right out of school to integrate into the team quickly and always willing to teach new things and give more responsibility. The benefits are very good; the 401k plan matches 4% like everyone else, but they also do profit sharing which can be as much as 16% of your salary. On top of that you get an annual bonus, plus a mid year cost of living bonus! This company is going to take care of you, but you do have to work hard as well.,,,give to the company and it will give back. Also, for young people the leadership opportunities are endless if you show an interest in it. I am so happy I choose Kimley-Horn!

      Cons

      You are going to spend a lot of late nights and a lot of emphasis put on "UT" which is utilization...percent of time you are billable to a client. If you have a family it can be tough to balance your work and home life, but its certainly possible.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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