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Dudek Overview

Encinitas, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1980
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We are an environmental and engineering firm with more than 600 planners, scientists, engineers, contractors, and support staff. We assist private and public clients on a broad range of projects focused on improving communities, infrastructure, and the natural ... Read more

Mission: We deliver excellence to clients by planning, designing, permitting, and building projects that enhance our natural and built environments.

Dudek – Why Work With Us?


 

Our culture is the foundation of who we are and how we work, and is shaped by these shared beliefs:

  • People working in a trusting atmosphere rise to the occasion and perform better than with top-down management.
  • Achievement is measured by cumulative contributions to client work, not by job title or org chart position.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged. Good ideas are funded. Success is rewarded.
  • Diversity enhances our delivery. Our colleagues’ diverse and intersecting perspectives help us produce thoughtful and inclusive work.
  • Employees make the best owners. Ownership opportunities are available to all full-time staff.
  • We take our work seriously, not ourselves!

Collaborate, Succeed, Repeat

People who succeed on our team are collaborative by nature. Dudekians have a passion for working with clients and colleagues to plan, design, permit, construct, and manage projects that improve communities. As a result, our clients enjoy working with us, and don’t hesitate to say so.

We love working with motivated, smart, ambitious people, and we give you the opportunity to take ownership of and develop your career path. As an employee-owned firm, we all have a stake in our success.

  • Training and professional development
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Team building events
  • Transit and parking plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness/sports activities
  • Sports ticket giveaways
  • Annual Summerfest and holiday party
  • Social events
  • Casual dress code

*some benefits may vary by location

Dudek Reviews

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    Current Employee - Archaeologist
    Current Employee - Archaeologist
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    mid-sized, employee-owned firm; supportive and encouraging culture and professional community; flat corporate structure; entrepreneurial spirit and freedom;

    Cons

    People that struggle with a flat structure without micromanagement might find it hard to thrive.

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Dudek Photos

Dudek photo of: A biologist handles a snake in the field
Dudek photo of: Staff pose at our firmwide strategic planning event
Dudek photo of: A Dudek compliance expert monitors a desert wind energy project
Dudek photo of: A Dudek urban forester chats with members of the community about the benefits of trees at street fair
Dudek photo of: A Dudek CEQA expert chats with a member of the community at an outreach meeting
Dudek photo of: A Dudek archaeologist educates students at a STEM fair
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Dudek Interviews

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    Archaeological Field Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dudek (Santa Barbara, CA) in April 2019.

    Interview

    One-on-one interview with Senior Archaeologist. This was a simple interview with no tricks— the senior simply wants to understand if you have the expertise necessary to perform entry-level field tasks. Not all new hires have experience outside of college, and that is okay as long as you are honest, are willing to learn, and are willing to get in the dirt.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about field experience and scope of educational background.   Answer Question
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Dudek Awards & Accolades

  • Top Environmental Firms, Engineering News Record, 2019
  • Top Design Firm, Engineering News Record, 2019
  • Top Environmental Firms in LA, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2019
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies, San Diego Business Journal, 2019
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