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 ...
I have been working at KPFF full-time (More than a year)
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,
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.
The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPFF (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in April-2010.
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.