D&K Engineering

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D&K Engineering Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to experience a variety of interesting engineering challenges in a flexible, collaborative environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at D&K Engineering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, minimal politics, interesting work to be done, flexibility to work on different things and even different industries as the project landscape and client base is always changing. It's not hard to get the tools you need to do your job.

    Cons

    A small company feel is beginning to fade, the beginnings of corporate-ness are beginning to show.
    401K and bonus plan are improving but do not exceed industry minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward top performers to ensure they stick around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr Mechanical Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at D&K Engineering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diverse work environment. The CEO is very down to earth. There is a lot of talented people to learn from.

    Cons

    Being a contract engineering firm, they are not very apprehensive about hiring sub-standard personnel to fill positions to get a project rolling forward. They are still small, so their compensation package is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that first and foremost your Project Managers are good engineers. Too many projects have run the wrong direction due to lack of good direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Busy with a wide range of challenges.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at D&K Engineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A variety of ways to contribute.

    Cons

    Billable hours of a contract limit ability to finish some projects continuously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate Mfg and Product Design more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controller  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Controller in San Diego, CA

    I worked at D&K Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engineering opportunities are great. Many different project opportunities and the ability to gain knowledge and exposure in different industries,

    Cons

    Tremendous growth has caused turmoil, often unrealistic deadlines cause stress, many departments understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for D&K has been the highlight of my professional career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at D&K Engineering

    Pros

    Great work environment
    professional and personable ownership
    good benefits
    chance for advancement
    very interesting project mix
    good engineering and manufacturing tools are available

    Cons

    The company is expieriencing growing pains

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chose mid managers wisely. Just because they worked at a company you know a lot about or are friend or friends of friends, they may not make good managers.

    Recommends

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