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Knight Piesold Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult but extremely rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Piesold full-time

    Pros

    - Unbeatable opportunities for young engineers. As part of a small team you will never blend into the woodwork. Respect and responsibility from day 1. Knight Piesold allows you to mold your career path and try your hand at lots of different things.
    - Travel and international exposure. Knight Piesold is an international company and employees often travel. Field assignments boast some increase in pay and opportunity to travel on paid R&R.
    - Management is generally approachable and understanding. Supervisors manage small groups and work hard to develop the engineers in their group.

    Cons

    - Since the team is small and the work is driven by landmarks, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Some overtime should be expected on occasion.
    - On the job training can be hard to come by. Are you good at figuring things out on your own? Good!

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentive for overtime whether billable or not.


  2. "Great quality work. Efficient and friendly staff."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    -Open communication is encouraged amongst staff members.
    -Unique and groundbreaking projects (eg: modified centerline earth dams)
    -There is an emphasis on customer satisfaction which encourages a consciously efficient work environment.
    -Expanding and diversifying the currently mining-focused company to include more alternative energy, reclamation, and general construction management.

    Cons

    -Occasional confusion amongst management due to a large employee expansion within the last couple years.
    -When there is a lot of work, work-life balance is severely affected

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate with and maintain relationships with all employees despite rapidly growing number of personnel.


  3. "Growing"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Knight Piesold full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, smart people, stream line processes

    Cons

    Mining industry is very fast paced and demanding. It is hard to maintain that level of work


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  5. "Knight Piesold and Co. review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay is better than average--unfortunately this is an extrinsic motivator--and will not keep employees satisfied forever.

    Cons

    Management lacks knowledge of organizational behavior

    Advice to Management

    Spend time focusing on organizational behavior--address intrinsic motivators, attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions. Encourage management to develop leadership skills, not just technical skills. Foster an environment of employee empowerment and job satisfaction.


  6. "Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team enviroment. Good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Kp has an old school work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Become a modern work place


  7. "Good Workplace to Gain Experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and it was nice to be a part of a great team. There were also lots of activities outside of work to foster greater camaraderie.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be driven hard to perform. Could be high stress for some.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't promise anything to staff that you cannot deliver. It is very demotivating.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "I feel like while I made money, I wasted my time"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Knight Piesold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary, pension, benefits, will help with visa application

    Cons

    a lot of site work, no career growth for new staff, no work life balance, high turn over of staff, you have to be careful who your manager is

    Advice to Management

    take more time mentoring your staff


  9. "Senior Laboratory Technician"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Accra (Ghana)
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Accra (Ghana)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Piesold full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    it a place that you can work for long time they do not sack people unless you resign by yourself and in Ghana they have jobs in almost all the mining sectors for consultancy.

    Cons

    on my side what i don't like from them was that when they put you on a project they will not mind to call you ask about your condition,what you eat,where you sleep i mean lack of communication when you are out the Accra office.

    Advice to Management

    Management was fair i can not say it was good why because they have some challenges in the office.


  10. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Piesold full-time

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience in a short time

    Cons

    Does not pay very well, very old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    Become more modern


  11. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knight Piesold full-time

    Pros

    Good people
    Good reputation
    Good service and solutions

    Cons

    The company could focus more on people development

    Advice to Management

    Continue with good service to clients
    Train and develop employees


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