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KPFF Reviews

Updated 4 April, 2017
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Pros
  • It is a great place for professional growth and work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • It's an amazing place to learn, collaborate and grow (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is consistently lower than industry average (in 2 reviews)

  • Way too much work and understaffed (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunity for a person with drive who has an entrepreneurial spirit. Competitive overall compensation. Ability to reap what you sow, no corporate presence holding you back or telling you how to do your job. Excellent leadership. Great people.

    Cons

    There is nearly limitless opportunity here, but it's largely up to the individual to seize the opportunity. This is uncomfortable for some. It is expected that you take ownership of whatever your role entails and some struggle with this responsibility.


  2. "Responsibility and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPFF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees given lots of responsibility, and benefits are good.

    Cons

    High expectations not always followed up with timely training.

    Advice to Management

    Try to nurture employees more.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPFF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company, and quite a few talented hardworking people. Some of the employees work hard and help others, but they do not stay for long.

    Cons

    Most managers are either incompetent or rude. Constant pressure from upper management, and unrealistic deadlines that will force you to stay past midnight. Company seems to do fine, but layoffs happen the moment business slows down. Great engineers do not last long in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of communication and knowledge is a constant source of inefficiency from your associate level employees.


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  5. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time

    Pros

    No micromanaging, they trust you to get your job done. Fantastic management. Pay is competitive to market. The ability to succeed and grow is possible as long as you want it.

    Cons

    Downtown Seattle location is a pain to commuters.

    Advice to Management

    Best management I have ever worked for!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPFF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relentless pursuit of work. Great lower level group of people

    Cons

    Upper management. Compensation, benefits and terrible morale by the time I left. Turnover is about 1 year in this company

    Advice to Management

    Try to be nice and don't treat your employees like crap


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPFF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Great opportunity to learn if you recently graduated

    Cons

    Long term growth opportunities and below average pay and overall benefits. Way too much work and understaffed. Employees treated like money making tools. Very high turnover rate!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the high turnover rate

    KPFF Response

    28 Feb, 2017 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your feedback but we're sorry that you rated us so low. Flexibility and opportunity to learn are two of the key distinctions associated with KPFF so we are glad they were highlighted in ... More


  8. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Drafter
    Former Employee - Drafter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people good place to work

    Cons

    No place for advancement as far as the drafting department is concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Drafting department has no place for advancement


  9. "Great Environment for Women Engineers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    women (actual working moms) in leadership positions, great people at all levels, growth potential, flexible hours and work/life balance, challenging work, personal freedom in your career path, company culture.

    Cons

    none. KPFF's philosophy of 'people as the greatest asset' shows.


  10. "structural engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice place to work, passionate about work

    Cons

    salary low compare to other companies


  11. "New to the company this year but, so far so good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Youthful engineers with senior leadership makes for a casual and fun work environment.

    Cons

    Salaries are industry average. Even if you are an above average worker.

    Advice to Management

    None engineers are as important as the engineers and need to be compensated so.


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