Senior Leadership is the problem
Project Professional (Current Employee) – USA – August 28, 2016
I had a great time working at Kleinfelder for several years, great colleagues, challenging work, plenty of billable hours. That finally changed as work began to dry up and then the CEO "retired". Things quickly snapped back from a whole company culture to an office focused obsession with the bottom line by management. The best and brightest have been streaming out the doors while those whose job it is to win work and "manage" have steadily fallen into the good old boy ways that have always been present, but again dominate the day to day workings of the company. If you have passion and vision, but lack authority, it is best to shut up and toe the line however displeasing it seems, or you will find yourself on the wrong side of someone who falls more in the category of a boss than a leader. The day to day stress of trying to remain invisible to those we are supposed to respect as our leaders is palpable in the office. Yet this behavior from leadership is not only tolerated, it is rewarded. I only hope the new CEO can turn it around before it's too late. It has been sad to witness this quick decline first hand.
Challenging work is available, peer level colleagues are generally great to work with
Leadership has lost touch with those doing the work, current "austerity measures" are killing morale, promotions are very hard to get even when clearly earned, raises are nonexistent, work is drying up