As a young engineer, I am loving the smaller firm feel. Although the pay might not be as much as compared to bigger firms, I am learning so much by not being pigeonholed into doing one thing (which will happen at a large firm). SK also pays time and a half for overtime so there's always an incentive to work a little extra to meet deadlines. It is family owned who love throwing Friday happy hour events. It has been a joy working for them as a young professional.
There really aren't any cons that I can think of. Most of our work is done in the KC metro area so I guess if you're looking to travel with work, you won't find it here very often.
Advice to Management
Keep up the great work. I'm looking forward to learning something new everyday.
The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at S K Design Group (Portland, OR) in December 2009.
Several telephone interviews, reference check
No negotiations, initial offer was acceptable.
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