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Kitchell Reviews

Updated July 30, 2018
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  1. "Great Place to Work!!!!"

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

    I have been working at Kitchell full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work with great people.

    Cons

    There are not any cons


  2. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kitchell full-time

    Pros

    The people! Great long term benefits

    Cons

    Low Compensation throughout career and Unstructured route to becoming superintendent.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Red flag! This company should come with a warning label."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kitchell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit package compared to other companies
    Great pre-construction team

    Cons

    Extremely poor operations management (Austin)
    Corporate fails to address management issues
    Uses unethical practices towards subcontractors (Austin)
    Uses unethical in-house practices (Austin)
    Mentally unhealthy environment (Austin)

    Advice to Management

    Issues need to be addressed beyond management level

    Kitchell Response

    Jun 29, 2018 – Public Relations

    We're glad to see you like our benefits and pre-con team (we agree they're great!), but it's unfortunate that your experience prompted you to write this. We wish you best of luck in your career.... More


  4. "Project manager"

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

    I have been working at Kitchell full-time

    Pros

    Great culture with a top notch healthcare division

    Cons

    I currently haven't felt this company has any cons


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee owned; Various project types and sizes; People & Culture.

    Cons

    Clarity of career path. Poor training following on-boarding.

    Advice to Management

    Management can be too slow to act on small things, and too quick to act on big things.


  6. "Amazing company"

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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 Kitchell full-time

    Pros

    Kitchell is an amazing company to work for with great benefits

    Cons

    I would say there are, if any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Project Engineer"

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

    I worked at Kitchell full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great projects.

    Cons

    Below average management. Plenty of vague training that is not helpful to your responsibilities. Your are left to sink or swim.

  8. "Supervision"

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    Current Employee - Supervision in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Supervision in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Provides excellent training, which propels project team success. There are also many opportunities to move up in the company if the proper motivation and drive are present. Overall, great company to work for!

    Cons

    In order to showcase your talents you have to almost demand the opportunity to do so. If you got what takes to lead, get in there and lead or you won't be noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees are saying. There is a smarter new workforce coming, which will replace the old way of thinking and create a new, awesome paradigm. Be aware, agile, and form to the "new", it is going to an awesome ride.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Started off great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Responsibility is given in appropriate doses, great team of talented professionals.

    Cons

    Pay is very low for industry standards, local leadership plays favorites, no regard for family and work/life balance, values are just a list to post on the website, safety program isn't engrained into senior most employees and nothing is done about it, work with great clients - but destroy relationships in order to save a buck, positions are not filled from internal talent pool, no interest in self perform work.

    Advice to Management

    Restart self-perform, listen to your people


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good for getting your foot in the door"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work directly with owners
    Got to see projects all the way through and gain full project experience
    Employee owned company, but I wasn't there long enough to get a stake in it.
    Got taken out to lunch by project managers every once in a while.

    Cons

    Worked mostly on the jobsite by myself
    Supposedly the Norcal office culture is different than the SoCal one
    During my time there, there was some internal issues with upper management, It has since been resolved
    They couldn't find the courage to let go of a person we all knew wasn't doing his job

    Advice to Management

    Culture is very important to people; make sure people know when they do a good job
    Don't be lazy with yearly reviews

    Kitchell Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Public Relations

    Thanks for your constructive feedback. We appreciate it and find it interesting that you say you weren't at Kitchell long enough to get a stake in our ownership, but your status is a current... More


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