Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Great Internship
Intern (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 28, 2018
I was an intern for a summer, and I learned tons in a professional environment full of engineering pros. The work was tough but rewarding, and the people were helpful and knowledgeable.
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demanding but rewarding
Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 27, 2018
Lots of opportunities. Need to constantly be on top of your game, reinvent yourself, or provide unique value as it is a top notch consulting firm with high expectations
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Great place to work
Senior Design Associate (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLFebruary 23, 2018
Started working there at a very young age. Stayed for 37 years that should tell you how great a company it is. A great place to work, excellent benefits, and retirement. Would recommend working there to anyone.
Pros
Great work environment, and great opportunities for advancement
Cons
none
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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Mountain RegionJanuary 24, 2018
I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time (More than a year)

KHA has a very aggressive business model, that I don't think is sustainable. Every employee is "encouraged" to put in Extra Effort to meet monthly/annual UT goals which doesn't often reflect in bonuses that are mentioned during the hiring process. Although a stable work environment, there is not much room for growth at the staff level. Unless you are willing to work for a paycheck and not have much work/life balance.

On the surface it's a great company with amazing benefits, but it is not a comfortable place to work. KHA is very clever with vesting and can keep you financially trapped. Outstanding 401k match (after 1 year) vested 6 years. Be careful not to get too sucked in unless you know exactly what you're getting into, because it will become harder and harder to leave without leaving a lot of money on the table. And while you're there the KHA machine is squeezing as much profit out of you as possible.
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Teamwork environment and friendly
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Woodland Hills, CAJanuary 4, 2018
Greeting guests. assisting engineers with printing or copying -answering phones, entering the expenses
dispatching repairmen etc
Learned their system of entering their expenses
Great workplace culture teamwork
Assisting with their plans was the hardest part of the job
The culture of the workplace -we are all have the same value-
Pros
Team work enviroment
Cons
Temp job
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Not a good fit for my background
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Delray Beach, FLDecember 15, 2017
Not a good fit for my skills; only 1 Administrative Assistant to assist 25 full time engineers while handling all the incoming phone calls, Fed Ex deliveries, guests arriving to the office.
Pros
Did enjoy some of the staff and engineers and working with them
Cons
Difficult Office Management
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Great place as an intern
Civil Engineer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVNovember 28, 2017
I worked here as an intern and I understand that is a lot different than working there as a full time employee. I was able to only work 40 hours and had a great work life balance, but I was well aware that full time work did not always come with that same balance.
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Enlightens the youth, Enriches the experienced
Intern (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 28, 2017
Kimley-Horn is an excellent company to not only start your career with, but continue your career. The people in this company truly care about you succeeding and winning work, and when you stay loyal to this company you truly are rewarded and reap the benefits you have sowed. This is due to the company philosophy of a "one-stop-shop profit center". All earnings within the region are piled in a collective pot and distributed to employees based on which offices meet Regional UT Target rates, and are then futher distributed to individuals who surpassed individual goal performance. Very rewarding system. And benefits, 401k match, and other amenities that this company provides are unheard of.
Pros
Salary, Diversification of projects, Incredible culture, Half-day fridays
Cons
One or two long nights a week at the office
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Fast paced and extraordinarily competitive
Regional Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZNovember 7, 2017
Work environment is best for someone who can make their work here, their entire life. High demand of excellent which is great. Very stressful but sometimes the culture feels like because they pay well, that it (they) should be given all your time over & above a normal 40 hour work week. You're working more like a 50-60 hour work week.
Pros
Pays extremely well with sporatic perks (unforeseen bonuses)
Cons
Work life balance has no balance; needs more diversity
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3.0
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Not for everyone
Senior Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLNovember 3, 2017
It's a good company, but not for everyone. Not a 9-5 job. Very focused on people "in Practice" but tough on the support and non-engineering staff. Definitely a boys' club.
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Benefits
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poor work/life balance
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Great
Marketing Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXOctober 17, 2017
Great working environment with dynamic staff. Excellent working culture. Supportive and encouraging for career training and advancement. Great energy.
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Geared towards the "Young Professionals"
Support Staff (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAOctober 4, 2017
Although the company is geared towards the "YP", the young analysts are worked to death. The amount of "billable time or UT" is astronomical and they have no work/home life balance.
As part of the support staff, you are at the mercy of the technical staff to reach the assigned, unattainable UT goal. The support staff is hugely overlooked, with the accolades and bonuses going to the technical staff.
While they do compensate all employees equally, most of the time, with quarterly monetary gift cards and gifts, when it comes to annual bonus and increase in pay, the support staff is under compensated. The annual career development process is a joke, as it takes place months after an "across the board" increase is granted, and nothing is performance based. Very unfair practice.
The company "culture" is basically for those who can produce business revenue and do the actual technical work needed to complete a project.
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Steady job
Land Development Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 20, 2017
Strady job. Ok co-workers. Projects are good but not glamorous. I found that those women working there who flirted advanced faster than those who didn't.
Long hours sometimes. Environment. Really varied from office location to location. Some were amazing and some were so-so.
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Benefits
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Hours, advancement opportunity
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Still lacking in true diversity and inclusion
Accounting (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 13, 2017
The company is still lacking in true diversity and inclusion. There are blatant visual indicators of this along with an underlying tone and culture that speaks to this. The managers I last worked with at the company were not up to date in their skills and made things difficult for those who possessed more skills and knowledge than them. Very passive aggressive environment.
The “Best Company to Work For” ratings are highly influenced by employee feedback and they incentivize their employees to rank them high by offering money and prizes. Lastly, be careful when they talk about yearend bonuses. They have been known to fire people before bonus release for frivolous “performance” reasons. Even if they do keep you on, most people have complained that the bonus does not justify the extra effort and hours they demand of you, and I would agree.
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Benefits
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Pay, Managers, Hours, Advancement
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Cool and Friendly Environment
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLAugust 1, 2017
This company will work you to death, but you will learn a lot and take great things with you to your next company. Yes, next company because not everyone last there.
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Pay was good benefits were good.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLJuly 27, 2017
The work environment was relaxing yet productive. Most of management was approachable and conscientious. There is also a learning curve for most. They also provided you with what tools was needed to get the job done.
Pros
Pay and Benefits
Cons
Relied on government contracts and if they lose those you get laied off.
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Bad management
Graphic Artist/Draftsman (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJune 10, 2017
Stuck it out for 11 years.
Noty a bad company to work for. However the Managers or the Supervisors had no clue about who did what. Was hired for one thing and ended up doing another. Did not mind at all, but then you were only as good as your last mistake.
Pros
Bonus Check
Cons
To much back-biting
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3.0
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Maintain your UT
Senior Civil Designer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 20, 2017
Good people good work dont drink the kool aid. Too much propaganda. Remember your employ number because that is all you are. Oh and keep your UT up.
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Pay
Cons
All the kool aid
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Cutting edge
CAD Designer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 15, 2017
Kimley Horn was a great place to work. The only problem for me were the hours. I had just had a new child and keeping up the fast pace was near impossible. Family comes first for me.
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Office Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLMarch 26, 2017
Great Job, great people, great salary. They keep you motivated with a lot of feedback. Best place I have ever worked. If I hadn't been transferred to downtown Orlando, I'd still be there.
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