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
CQAM / Construction Inspector III (Current Employee) – Golden, CO – April 23, 2016
Kleinfelder is a good company. Unfortunately there are some bad managers working for the company. The main manager in my department has successfully driven off half of our staff with his personality and poor management habits.
Great people to work with! Good supporting management team.
Scientist (Former Employee) – New York – March 12, 2016
Work is fascinating and demanding. Typical day at work stressful, projects rarely planned/designed in an organized way ahead of time. Top-heavy and management inconsistent. High staff turnover. Lack of equal treatment of employees, poor training/preparation, hardly any structure for career advancement.
Colleagues smart, great to work with.
Company invests little in employees' training and growth.
Productive workplace working towards exciting projects
Water Engineer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 11, 2016
The projects they go after aim to aid the community and preserve the environment. Their projects are aimed towards the improvement of wastewater collection, water supply conservation and water conveyance.
Project Assistant and Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – January 25, 2016
Answer questions and complete forms for staff members, learned how to manage a heavy schedule dealing with over 100 employees. Management is always easy to approach and coworkers are admirable professionals. The hardest part of the job is the consistent fast-pace and the most enjoyable is the environment.
Good work atmosphere
Benefits are below average and schedule is not flexible, no room for advancement
Environmental Compliance Specialist (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – December 2, 2015
Kleinfelder is a typical corporate consulting company. The pay and benefits are below average to average and job stability is on par with what you would expect from a consulting company. Since Kleinfelder is national, the typical projects are fairly large and can keep someone employed for longer periods of time. Kleifelder is good about investing in certifications for their employees. Their corporate/job culture seems more hostile than average. It's very rigid, uncomfortable, and discouraging.
The local office and staff are great people and all professional.
Senior Construction Manager (Current Employee) – Pittsfield, MA – May 11, 2015
My position is fairly unique. I am in the field 100% of the time and work with the Client and the Contractors most of the time. I have very little contact with the office and my Supervisors have enough confidence in my ability to manage a project so they have minor contact. My coordinators who handle all of the paper work such as Submittals, CCDs, Pay Requests, Meeting Minutes, etc. are all the greatest. I feel we have a good working relationship which includes social gatherings. We all get together several times during the projects to put on a BBQ for all of the Plant Personnel, Water Department, City Hall, DEP, and the Contractors Crew. I feel I have a great "Position" and enjoy coming to work every day. I have not taken a sick day in twelve years except for time off for major hip replacement. I can't believe I get paid for this. There are no real hard parts to the job.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – December 14, 2014
Helping out in the productive room getting documents out to the clients. Cover the phones. I learned things every day. Work well with my co workers always a team. The hardest part is getting these last minute and needed it out that min.
support (Current Employee) – OK – December 24, 2013
Hiring process is not legimate. Interview was not forth coming on hours and processes of work described. Always a revolving door due to management. Poor equipment and not concerned about your familys needs. Hired as a full time employee, started working there and was told to save my sick days and vacations days to make a 40 hour check because they dont have have full time hours to give you.