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KPFF Overview

Seattle, WA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1960
Company - Private
Building & Construction
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
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

  • Helpful (1)

    "Overall positive, but could be better."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work on many interesting Projects.
    Comp Time.
    Room to Grow and good career opportunities.
    Good work environment, little office politics, overall people in the office are very nice to work with.
    Good training programs.

    Cons

    Often long hours and stressful work.

    The compensation is on the lower end in the industry.

    Management only hires entry level and train them for the job - the company lack mid-level(4-8 years) experienced people, unfortunately the people in this range leave for better opportunities and pay elsewhere.

    The work hours are "flexible", but you are still expected to come into the office 5 days a week ~8 hours per day, so perhaps not as flexible as they say. (You are not allowed to be on a 4/10 schedule or work from home for example).

    The parking in DTLA is very expensive and is only covered partially by the company.

    Advice to Management

    Add a work from home option up to 1 time per week and be more flexible with the work schedule.

    Increase the commute allowance to account for the increase in parking & commute costs.

    Reward high achieving mid-level engineers better if you want them to stay.

    Don't be so cheap on providing lunches and other perks for the office. It will boost morale. "Then the bonus pool will be smaller" seems like an bad excuse that upper management use to get paid more - the bonuses are already small for a majority of the employees.

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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

Experience

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at KPFF in February 2013.

    Interview

    Submitted resume online, was called back for an interview. An engineer and associate interviewed me for an hour and a half.

    Interview Questions

    • Simple test covering wide range of structural engineering   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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