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KPFF Overview

Seattle, WA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1960
Company - Private
Construction
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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KPFF has been providing broad-based engineering services to our clients since 1960. Our practice is built on technical excellence, creativity, dependability, and successful long-term relationships. Services which are provided include structural engineering, civil engineering ... Read more

Mission: Our core values of Excellence, Trust, Relationships, Stability, and Passion are the foundation for everything we do at KPFF. These values influence our approach to our professional practice, how we are organized, our commitment to our clients and our employees, and how we regard ... Read more

KPFF Reviews

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  • "Great work. Great People. Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
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    I have been working at KPFF full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. GREAT VARIETY AND VOLUME OF WORK. As a young engineer, it has been amazing to be at a company that has breadth and depth in various markets. This provides numerous opportunities to grow as an engineer and will pay dividends down the road.
    2. GREAT PEOPLE AND CULTURE. KPFF puts a high value on relationships, at the very core of it's business model. This applies to client relationships, but also relationships among employees. Case in-point: it's not uncommon to see the upper-level employees taking time out of their day to join some break room fun at the pool table and ping pong table. Yes, that's right, this company devotes useable square footage to a break room where employees can relax and connect on a relational level.
    3. GREAT COMPANY. This company cares about providing good compensation and benefits. More than that, they care about the lives of their employees. In the good and bad, you'll see people go out of their way to celebrate with you or help you in a hard time,

    Cons

    KPFF seeks to provide an environment that is well-suited to self-directed career path. Sometimes this can make employees feel a little "lost," so to speak. Overall this strategy is a positive, and the leadership is committed to its employees' success, but it seems like the type of place where you won't go far unless you take the lead on your on career.

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KPFF Photos

KPFF photo of: The Portland Structural Group
KPFF photo of: Collaborative office environments
KPFF photo of: One of many KPFF softball teams
KPFF photo of: On-site with a few of the Special Projects team
KPFF photo of: Staying fit in the annual wellness challenge
KPFF photo of: Office Softball Team
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KPFF Interviews

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPFF (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in April-2010.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of only a phone interview. Two people interviewed me and asked me questions concerning my background in professional and academic work. Then they quizzed me on general engineering knowledge. The overall interview process was very smooth and not intimidating what-so-ever. The actual interview lasted approximately 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between a moment frame and a braced frame.   1 Answer
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KPFF Awards & Accolades

  • #84 - ENR's Top Design Firms 2018, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2018

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