A very relaxed and supportive work space that allows employees to work efficiently and improve
Intern (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – October 8, 2017
As a high school student, I had very limited knowledge going into this internship. The employees at KPFF were very patient and willing to teach me about the industry and how to use necessary software/computer programs.
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – September 12, 2017
Very high turnover. Good engineers do not last long as they find better places to work for. Managers are incompetent or extremely rude. If you take too much time off from your PTO they will fire you or give you an ultimatum.
Low level co-workers
Trench work. Management only cares about money. They say company is doing great, yet there are pepole being fired. Extreme turnover
Administrative Support (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2017
KPFF is a fun and supportive environment to work early in your career. There are great people who are willing to teach and help you learn and develop your skills. This is not a place where you will be handed opportunities, you need to be willing to speak up for what you want. The culture is fun and easy going and some people make it really great. Like anywhere, there are people who put a damper on this culture.
Environment, Teaching, Some Great People
Compensation, Advancement, Benefits, Holding People Accountable
IT System Administrator Intern (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 16, 2016
An excellent place to work. I worked there for 2 months as an IT Admin Intern and I can say enough nice things. Employees, managers, atmosphere. Everything was really top notch as it pertains to professionalism, friendliness, and accommodations. The building itself is beautiful and the recreational area outside is one-of-a-kind. Highly recommended.
Great Staff, Great Atmosphere, Even Better Management
AUTOCAD/SOLIDWORKS DRAFTER (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 9, 2016
I was contracted for one project. The drafting manager claimed I was "green", (I was). In the 6 months I worked for KPFF, I leaned Solid Works and Engineer drafting skills. When my project finished the drafting manager and senior engineer did their best to keep me employed. Unfortunately, KPFF was over staffed and had to let me go.
My position consisted of working direct with engineers, working on redlines, and contacting engineers or drafters in other offices to complete plans.
Great place to be introduced to how an office works and different disciplines of engineering.
Intern (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 22, 2015
I interned at KPFF Special Projects Division during the summer of 2015 and learned a great deal from the engineer I worked under. I attended meetings at the office and with clients abroad, learned about creating cost plans for the client based on their needs, and how an engineering firm's office works. Overall a very fun and good learning experience!
DRAFTING TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 26, 2015
Challenged myself with new technologies, to manage work time efficiency. Tested new products for viability in production work timelines and deadlines. Overall enjoyed the opportunity to work with the new technologies.
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 15, 2015
The people who work in the San Francisco office are great to get along with on projects and outside of work. There is enough diversity within the company to tackle any project that an engineer encounters. Principals encourage engineers to find their expertise with little practice advice or support to achieve career growth. High turnover rate for project engineers.
Free Monthly Lunch with Company Financials Update
Little support for Career Growth and Little Compensation for Work
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles CA – January 23, 2015
Poor and Insecure management- If you are a "YES" person this company will take benefit of you. Not a place for an engineer with experience. Management would not let you to grow in this field. lack of communication. This company is full of politics. There are people here that will throw you under the bus to save their own job.
Structural Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 18, 2014
KPFF was a great company to introduce me to the field of Structural Engineering. I did a summer internship at KPFF’s Los Angeles office, where I learned how to put together a set of construction documents, how to turn the engineering design I learned in school into practice, and how to respond to the RFI’s and submittals as a designer. I couldn't have asked for more welcoming and well respected co-workers.
Great Work Environment, Productive and Encouraging
Civil Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – March 25, 2014
A typical day at work entitled working on the assigned project, answering RFIs and submittals. Re-organizing meeting minutes and performing some design work for a specific project. Also some days I performed field inspection on current construction projects at the Port of Long Beach.
I learned many valuable lessons and had a great experience with the team at KPFF Consulting Engineers. I learned how to effectively communicate with contractors and other fellow engineers from other firms working with us on same projects. I learned how to professionally present drawings on AutoCAD. I learned many valuable design lessons from experienced and great co-workers.
Overall the experience was great, I learned many valuable lessons and got a good idea of how professional civil engineers manage projects and deal with problems as they occur.