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"A good place to get started"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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.

DKS Associates Response

Sep 9, 2014 – Human Resources Director

I appreciate the feedback. At DKS we are very proud of the exceptionally skilled professionals who make up our staff. We attract exceptional talent because we offer them opportunities to work on... More

Other Employee Reviews for DKS Associates

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to gain technical experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Culture, Great People, Interesting and Important Projects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Marketing in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DKS Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    DKS is an ESOP, employees are invested in the company.
    Great culture with great people.
    DKS is a growing company, with opportunities for all.
    DKS is well-established, well known and respected.
    Work-life balance is important to DKS, flexibility with telecommuting is continuing to grow.
    DKS is a firm that continues to grow with new services and new innovative ideas.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.

    DKS Associates Response

    Mar 10, 2017 – Human Resources Director

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We appreciate our employees being so engaged in the company! Keep up the good work, you are what makes us a great place to work!

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