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A good place to get started

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at DKS Associates

Pros

1. Challenging technical work.
2. Good place to learn the fundamentals of transportation consulting.
3. Solid reputation in the industry.
4. Excellent junior and mid level staff.

Cons

1. Each office operates as a franchise. Limits ability to deliver on larger proposals and projects.
2. Health benefits are robust but employee portion is very high.
3. Senior management tends to focus on achieving next week's financial objectives at the expense of next month's or next year's. Hampers long term company growth.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Much Focus on Profitability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DKS Associates

    Pros

    Good Entry Level Fundamental Learning Opportunities
    Good Benefits Package
    Junior and Mid-level staff are good to work with
    Office is centrally located and near Public Transit

    Cons

    Limited Advancement Opportunities
    Too many office politics
    More focused on profitability than on project quality
    Morale varies widely depending on office location and management
    Not enough mentoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to enhance morale in California offices, treat all employees equally across all offices.
    Follow through on career path training and mentoring

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to gain technical experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner

    I have been working at DKS Associates

    Pros

    Good place to gain technical experience and knowledge on technical analysis. Interesting technical work on a wide range of projects; project size, complexity, and type of work. Integrity and quality of technical work is very important at DKS.

    Cons

    Work environment varies widely between offices and across managers. Advancement opportunities, on-the-job training, cross training and mentoring varies widely between offices. Management focuses too much on short term profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more of management's time on career progression and advancement of junior and mid level staff, on a regular basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
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