Kimley-Horn Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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Kimley-Horn CEO 	Steve Lefton
Steve Lefton
145 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits packages for employees(in 46 reviews)

  • "Profit sharing (10% of salary AND bonus)(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance difficult to manage at times(in 108 reviews)

  • "long hours but make up with bonuses(in 60 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      LONG WORK HOURS - IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?

      8 Jan 2021 - Engineer - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      401K + End of the Year Bonus + a few additional $$ throughout the year ... Good first place to work right out of college. A good place learn (transition job). Most of people are nice to work with.

      Cons

      LONG WORK HOURS, you'll pretty much work 9 + hours a day. This is probably company wide, but this review is how it is in the California region. If they sell you the half work day on Friday where you only work from 7:30AM to 11:30AM — it's not entirely true because the majority of the time, you will work past those hours; till about 3:00PM or longer because there's a lot of work to do and many deadlines that are typically last minute because someone along the process failed to do their work. You may get an end of the year bonus depending on how the company does but you have to balance it out and determine if it's worth all the exhausting working hours you put in. If you don't work long hours and only put in 40-45 hours a week, you'll be judged for not working harder, even if you're an efficient worker. There really isn't much down time, it's go go go! So be ready for really no outside life as work, life balance is difficult thing to achieve in the KH culture. Probably like most places, there's favoritism. There are some in manager/supervisor roles that clearly don't know what they are doing as a leader and have no idea how to manage a team. Don't plan on questioning anything as they will typically become defensive and throw the blame back on you. They need to learn to listen and try to see why and where the person may be coming from. Ask about what "UT" is so you are fully prepared on what needs to be done.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      18 Jan 2021 - Civil Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary, Bonus, Leadership Opportunities, Great Projects

      Cons

      Long Hours and High Profitability Expectations

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      30 Nov 2020 - Intern in Henderson, NV
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loved working there and believe it is a great company

      Cons

      Can be long hours as with any consulting firm

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Money vs. Time

      29 Sep 2020 - Civil Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensated very fairly for the time you put in. Annual salary plus bonuses put it above average. Good place for a young engineer to start a career, lots of opportunity in many different project types

      Cons

      Expected to work long hours, and very high expectations for how much work is billed to a project vs admin time. Very competitive atmosphere Direction and learning time is limited for young engineers Vacations hurt your billable time so you don't want to use it

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      3 people found this review helpful

      Kimley-Horn Response

      Team Member

      Thanks for your review and feedback. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed the opportunity to work on different project types. You’re correct that like many consulting firms, we have high expectations and sometimes long hours, but both of those support our goal of making our clients successful. We encourage our employees to find the work-life integration that’s right for them. This can be challenging at first, so we provide tips and coaching on how to do so, and offer tools like flexible schedules to support this.

    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Planning Analyst

      1 Dec 2020 - Planning Analyst in Orange, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      ability's to buy time off

      Cons

      long hours but make up with bonuses

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Seems likea great place to have a career

      23 Nov 2020 - Civil 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits packages for employees

      Cons

      Seems to be long hours

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Work hard play hard

      17 Jan 2021 - Project Manager in Mount Pleasant, SC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They have pretty Good benefits

      Cons

      Expected to work Long hours

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent Place to Work

      29 Oct 2020 - Human Resources 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, care for employees, exciting clients, rewarding compensation

      Cons

      Long hours at times but worth it

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to work if you are passionate about your work

      7 Sep 2020 - Civil Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, smart teammates, great opportunities for growth

      Cons

      Sometimes stressful environment, long hours

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Expect to Work

      16 Sep 2020 - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced. Lots of opportunity.

      Cons

      Long hours expected. Lots of internal competition.

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