Kimley-Horn Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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Kimley-Horn CEO 	Steve Lefton
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86 Ratings
Pros
  • "The retirement and profit sharing contributions are unmatched in the engineering industry(in 44 reviews)

  • "Great benefits packages for employees(in 43 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "A perfect place for the driven"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For those with a passion for what they do the rewards are endless. This is a place for you to truly be in the driver seat of your career.

    Cons

    With a big reward comes High Expectations which some folks struggle with. But i have worked in a couple offices and the team is always there to help.

  2. "Good company with good culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Civil Engineering Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company culture and there's definitely something in the water. Very sociable employees for an engineering firm.

    Cons

    Has a reputation as overworking its employees, and probably rightly so. However, most employees do so willfully.


  3. "A great place to learn and grow"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Civil Analyst in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic community with encouraging senior level staff willing to go the extra mile to mentor up and coming engineers.

    Cons

    The transition into a project management role may prove challenging in some disciplines.

  4. "Recommended"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Civil Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kimley-Horn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High learning curve; great perks and benefits; a great career starter position if you are passionate about land development and/or transportation

    Cons

    very high expectations from project managers, meeting deadlines will keep you there later than you want, you can end up with a great project manager and not so great one (hit or miss)

  5. "Great Place to Learn and Grow"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Growth, Mentorship, Collegial Experience

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  6. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities, pay, & benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance difficult to manage at times

  7. "Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Civil Analyst 

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time

    Pros

    Awesome, hard working group of people

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working here yet.

  8. "Unmatched Benefits and Perfect for the Driven"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Health Insurance is no cost for just yourself, and very minimal cost for adding other people. It's an excellent HMO. - With 200% matching on 4% of your income, plus profit-sharing of up to 10%, the company could put a maximum of 18% of your income into your 401(k) with you only putting in 4%, for a total 22%. - Other misc great benefits like financial advising, dental/vision plans that are great, ability to purchase additional PTO, and maternity/paternity leave. - The company will give you alot of responsibility, often quite a lot earlier than you would anticipate. It's an amazing place to stretch yourself and you can quickly grow in your career. - Ability to change direction. If you're a landscape architect and want to move to civil, the company will support it. Overall, very supportive of you pursuing your passion - Transparent leadership and employee-owned - Every office helps, rather than competes with, each other. We're a single profit center, so though each office has goals, there's not a territorial fight between offices.

    Cons

    - With alot of responsibility can come more work than you may be used to. We all work very hard, but some people, it's too intense.

  9. "Exciting Opportunity"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Civil Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great & competitive pay, phenomenal benefits, and the chance to work with and learn from some of the best in the industry. You will be expected to put in the hours, and if that's a problem then you may need to think about what you want. Personally, I worked at a smaller, less-effective firm where we just scraped by. At Kimley-Horn, clients expect the best and they keep coming back because that's what they're getting. I think some young people - college hires especially - don't appreciate how good this company actually is compared to the competition. Also, people in the reviews seem to think the culture is too strong and "cult-y," but it's really not that bad and can actually be very helpful integration-wise. You may roll your eyes some, but it's fine.

    Cons

    They will load you up with responsibility quickly and it may be overwhelming. If you can fight through that, it will make you excellent and battle-tested for what lies ahead.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good to some, not to others"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kimley-Horn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They used to give out more gifts (like gift cards or bonuses) than they do now, but those were a nice perk. The bonus at the end of the year is nice too. Most of the people are perfectly nice as well.

    Cons

    Utilization goals are hard for most business employees to make. Also as a business employee, you're typically the bottom of the food chain. Working holidays is common just in case a proposal comes through the door.

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