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BKF Engineers Overview

www.bkf.com
Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
1915
Company - Private
Business Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
BKF Engineers provides engineering, surveying, and land planning services for architects, commercial and residential developers, colleges and universities, cities and counties, governmental agencies, hotels, health care facilities, and large corporations. Headquartered in the ... Read more

Mission: DELIVERING INSPIRED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR 100+ YEARS

BKF Engineers – Why Work For Us?


It is our passion to supply you with not only a challenging job today, but also the opportunity to acquire career defining skills for your future. We provide the very best technology, training, and teams to inspire you to do the very best work of your life. We invest in our people. 

We believe in maintaining a work-life balance. By having flexible work schedules, ongoing training opportunities, open communication, employee assistance programs, premium health benefits and team sports, we create a great work environment that is both fast-paced and rewarding.

It is our passion to supply you with not only a challenging job today, but also the opportunity to acquire career defining skills for your future. We provide the very best technology, training, and teams to inspire you to do the very best work of your life. We invest in our people.

We believe in maintaining a work-life balance. By having flexible work schedules, ongoing training opportunities, open communication, employee assistance programs, premium health benefits and team sports, we create a great work environment that is both fast-paced and rewarding.

You deserve an excellent benefits package.

We care about our team, offering 100% paid benefits for medical, dental, and vision from top insurance companies in California. Our profit sharing and bonus program is the best in the business. We have a wellness program that includes company sponsored sports teams, fresh fruit, gym reimbursement, and health plans with covered wellness benefits.

We value work-life balance and it shows. We achieve well over a 90% per year staff retention rate.  Join us.


• 100% Medical

• 100% Dental

• 100% Vision

• Profit Sharing

• 401k Plan

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Gym Reimbursement

• Paid Personal Leave Time

• Paid Sick Leave

• Paid Training

• Corporate Condo in Lake Tahoe

• Company Picnics

• Employee Assistance Program 

• Free Fruit, Coffee, and Snacks

BKF Engineers Reviews

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    Pros

    Great company, fun people, large projects, great experience with multiple different projects.

    Cons

    Not much room for moving up. Not much of collaboration and team effort. It is more of an individual effort. The people you work under are usually so busy that they do not provide the resources or guidance to get the project complete successfully or in a timely manner. It is a sink or swim environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    Better peer mentor program and training. Investing more in the employee's growth and knowledge can go a long way.

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BKF Engineers Interviews

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    Design Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    First interview process is with the HR manager and it is mainly to explain the type of job and get to know you as an interviewee. The second interview is with a Project Manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What projects I worked on. On a scale of 1-3 how good am I with the software? Can you read a topo test. What is the elevation on a specific contour of a topo map? If their is no scale how can you determine the correct scale?   1 Answer
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BKF Engineers Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces 2016, Bay Area News Group, 2016
  • Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For, ZweigWhite, 2015
  • Top Midsize Workplaces of 2015, Bay Area News Group, 2015
  • Top Workplaces, Bay Area Newsgroup, 2014
  • Hot Firm, ZweigWhite, 2014
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