Soils Technician (Former Employee) – Lane City, TX – January 31, 2019
I worked on a reservoir project, It was very busy 10 plus hours a day 6-7 days a week. Pay was great and management was great too. Hardest part was working 6-7 days a week and commuting 45 minutes each way to work. I learned a lot about lab soil testing.
Kleinfelder is a place for teamwork. We work hard and play hard as a team. Management is supportive if you show you are giving your best effort. Folks who just want to coast will struggle here, we are a performance driven organization.
good culture, teamwork, face paced, gives back to community
SENIOR GIS ANALYST (Former Employee) – Hauppauge, NY – January 4, 2019
Decent work place. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. Kleinfelder is an integrated, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, innovative problem-solvers dedicated to doing the right thing every day, on every project.
Program Manager (Consultant) (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – December 31, 2018
Kleinfelder is a good solid company. They have a great staff of young engineers and scientist. When I worked there they were employee owned but have since been sold. There was a senior leadership change which seemed to be working really well.
Was having trouble with overhead costs and staffing
Inspector (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – October 12, 2018
Hired as a Mid Level Inspector, worked like a dog performing testing. When I asked about why, was told it would only be for a little while. The job description mentioned nothing about testing. Management does not care about their employees. Management does not have a clue about how construction works. They do not give you the proper materials to do your job. Your manager will walk right by you and not acknowledge or say anything to you. The Denver, Pueblo and Colorado Springs offices have the highest turnover rate I have ever seen. People don’t quit their jobs because they hate their jobs- they quit because of bad management
Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 3, 2018
The company is very hierarcial and top heavy. If you are entry to nearly mid level and not an engineer, don't expect to be given work. It's up to you to obtain work and constantly reach out to people to keep your head above water. If other offices are not willing to spread out their work to you, then it looks bad on you and your utilization. It's a shame that other offices aren't willing to share work because they just want to keep their own teams busy...when the team you're working with isn't busy.
What I've learned working here is that you constantly need to follow up with people, because if you don't you won't get anywhere.
Good benefits, lunches provided during meetings, people are friendly, good work/life balance
An employee-owned company where one where one can decide one's career path
Staff Professional II, Environmental Scientist (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 2, 2018
I personally have a great balance between field work and office work as a mid-level employee. I've been reimbursed for numerous trainings by Kleinfelder. Kleinfelder's management works hard to keep people billable during downturns rather than firing them. Kleinfelder has about 2,000 employees which makes it flexible to pursue new avenues but more sensitive to market fluctuations. The most enjoyable part of my job has been collaborating with some truly brilliant people and learning from them.
Inspector (Former Employee) – Pueblo, CO – July 30, 2018
The Pueblo office is the worst. If you are looking for employment there, don't. All they care about are billable hours. Lots of shoddy equipment and the lab is a disaster area. The office manager is terrible. No direction at all. Compensation is horrible. Benefits are marginal. If I could I would give it a zero star rating.
Kal-Co, Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – July 16, 2018
It was exciting to be part of The Team; assisting bringing projects to completion, learning the nuances of materials testing, being surrounded by some of the best minds in various disciplines of the engineering firm.
Cross departemental support, good communications, reliable infrastructure.
The only thing that is nice about working there was all of the close friends and colleagues that were made through all of the grueling weeks and hours of field work. Management does not seem interested in helping you progress your career. They would like to take the easier route and keep you in a position that you are good at instead of hiring to backfill to allow their employees to progress up the ladder.
weekly travel, long hours on salary, no upward progression, lower paying than industry