Pros: free breakfast on fridays, freedom for managing projects, flexible schedule, new challenges
Cons: healthcare, 401 k does not match, dental plan is not strong, morale can be affect by others
A typical day at work involves catering to daily random needs of clients. After 5'oclock you can actually work on design and accomplish deliverables.
I learned a couple of very important things:
Communication is important - some will work harder than others, while others take the credit and ride along.
Design - There is plenty to learn and KPFF has – more... all the available resources and opportunities to learn.
The management team is generally a nice group of people. The management team is broken into a handful of group leaders. Each group leader has their own personality and each individual leads groups accordingly. Like any personality some individuals will get along and like any personalities there are good and bad parts.
The people at KPFF are culturally diverse and come from all over the world. Each individual at KPFF is interesting and has a great story about their lives and how they arrived at KPFF. Like any basket of fruit, their are some rotten apples. Some people at the company say off-putting and insensitive remarks and disregard peoples feelings; however, some are very understanding and are a joy to work with.
The hardest part of the job is realizing that not all individuals at KPFF are putting in 110%. Some individuals work very hard to meet the needs of the project, while some come to work between 1pm & 5pm and charge overtime. The dishonesty of some individuals does affect the moral of the people of the actual workers.
The most enjoyable part of the job is completing the job and realizing that you accomplished it and the project you designed built.
A plus at KPFF is for the most part the company trusts its employees (a core value); unfortunately, some individuals exploit this dishonestly. – less