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KPFF Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2019

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Found 106 reviews

3.9
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KPFF CEO John Gavan
John Gavan
41 Ratings
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  • "Emphasis on our "flat organization" is laughable(in 5 reviews)

  • "Principals are very busy so you must be a self starter and very organized(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Job, Great Company, Great People"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As an administrator, this company has been brilliant to work for. There is very little red tape or bureaucracy, you can get supplies as needed without jumping through hoops or getting a ton of approvals. There is support from management to grow and learn additional skills and make changes that encourage a better working environment for everyone. Even though it is an engineering organization, the admin staff is... valued and supported in the same manner that engineers are. Administrators have access to similar development opportunities, company programs, and volunteer opportunities. The company puts a high value on autonomy and self-direction, so being a self-starter and driven is a must, but if you have passion for your work and want to create a great work environment for folks, you can do that here and be very successful. Benefits are competitive, there are in office perks that make work fun and employees feel appreciated.

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    Cons

    As of yet they don't offer parental leave options.

    Advice to Management

    Add parental leave to the benefits package.

    KPFF2019-07-25
  2. "Fine place to work"

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    Former Employee - Drafter in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPFF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work, good people.

    Cons

    Not much to say, enjoyed my time there

    KPFF2019-07-30
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer 

    I worked at KPFF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work hours, overtime pay, great coworkers and team work environment

    Cons

    very limited positions/titles to move up

    KPFF2019-07-30
  4. "it's a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at KPFF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -friendly and diligent coworkers -managers are not overbearing

    Cons

    -can be stressful like any job

    KPFF2019-07-24
  5. "Good Culture, but stingy where it doesn't need to be"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPFF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and the environment is more collaborative than it is competitive. The horizontal structure of the company also allows younger engineers to step into larger roles earlier in their careers than they would at other companies. The comp time perk is nice too.

    Cons

    The benefits and compensation package are mediocre within the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more constructive criticism to employees.

    KPFF2019-07-19
  6. "Would Not Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Structural in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at KPFF full-time

    Pros

    Good selection of computer programs.

    Cons

    Not so great of management, high turnovers.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to accept responsibilities, develop leadership skills, and treat employees with respect and value.

    KPFF2019-08-13
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Low benefits and bad managers"

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    Former Employee - Drafter in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KPFF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cool shirts and equipment. Free tea.

    Cons

    If you do the job well, you will get a ridiculous amount of work within weeks. Good engineers do not often stay. Managers have no real experience leading.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.

    KPFF2019-07-31
  8. "KPFF"

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    Former Employee - Structural Design Engineer 

    I worked at KPFF full-time

    Pros

    Good employee education, resources, benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management feedback, review of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Earlier, more frequent feedback would prevent an employee from having a false sense of security.

    KPFF2019-06-04
  9. "Seattle Office"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great variety of work; excellent benefits

    Cons

    Downtown location traffic can be a hassle at times.

    KPFF2019-05-16
  10. "Challenging work, enjoy working here"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPFF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting projects, lots of room for following and pursuing personal interests, company is invested in culture, beautiful/modern office space, work closely with others, social office environment, comp time (pay or vacation for every hour you work)!!

    Cons

    Lower pay than competitors, mostly male management though there is conscious effort to help promote women, office can be loud/distracting at times

    KPFF2019-05-14
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