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
Its a good place to start a career but a horrible place for IT management and career advancement
IT technician 2 (Current Employee) – Irving, TX – January 13, 2018
Its a good place to start a career but a horrible place for IT individual to be in, IT management changes things on a daily basis, very unstructured environment, and definitely not a place for career advancement.
Senior Recruiter (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – December 14, 2017
I work full-time for Kleinfelder. My day is typically very busy, but I do not feel overwhelmed. I have strong support from my direct supervisor and our upper management is great. I have tools needed to be successful in my position, I have a say in what tools I need. I enjoy my position and working for Kleinfelder very much. The team of people I work with directly are fantastic and each brings a different skill set to the team so we are able to learn from each other. I also greatly enjoy working with the people in the organization that are not directly part of my team. There is a high level of respect among the staff.
flexible, telecommute when needed, communication, interesting, challenging
As an SME I had little interaction with staff from other diciplines mostly fielded questions from all areas of country.
Senior Consultant, Demolition Services (Former Employee) – Exton, PA – September 27, 2017
I worked we a lot of very nice,bright young people who were very capable.Management as a whole were not very knowledgable about my area of expertise and therefore spent little or no time informing the other segments of the business nationwide of this capability.
Good overall Engineering Contract work, rigid and hierarchical company culture/structure.
Staff Environmental Engineer (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – September 26, 2017
The company does good engineering work overall and gets many good contracts. The culture is very rigid, hierarchical, and top heavy. Potential a great place for middle manager / executive but difficult for entry level.
QC Manager (Former Employee) – Pueblo, CO – August 30, 2017
This field office had many unresolved issues which hindered cohesive team building. Management took did not share operational decisions or responsiblity with team leaders. Funding questions arose. Insufficient resources to properly manage duties of contract.