At dk Consulting, 100 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 19 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.00. It was published on Dec 20, 2016. 1926 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked dk Consulting to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We provide technical expertise and responsive solutions for civil engineering, mapping, planning, and construction. Over the 37 years we have been in business, our firm has successfully completed numerous projects for both private and public clients.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Engineering
US Headquarters: Walnut Creek, California, 94596 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 19 US Revenues: $4 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1979

dk Consulting Reception Area

Perks and Programs

We asked dk Consulting to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Annual Holiday Retreat/Party: dk hosts an annual holiday retreat and dinner party off-site for employees and their significant other. dk offers overnight hotel accomodations and a gourmet dinner event in fun, local areas such as Napa Valley, Carmel/Monterey, and San Francisco.
  • Birthday Celebrations: dk celebrates individual employees' birthdays with a nice lunch brought in from a local restaurant of choice.
  • Friday BBQs: The President of the company Andy Palffy, enjoys barbequing steak, salmon, and vegetables and other delicious food on some Fridays for the staff.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Training Seminars: As a team, the dk staff will put together monthly/bi-monthly Brown Bag Lunch Training Seminars to decide on best practices for subjects such as Civil 3D software, Hydrology, and Residential Pad Design to name a few.
  • Employee Anniversary Celebrations: dk Consulting celebrates Employee Anniversary Milestones (such as 10 year, 15 year, 20 year, etc) with a nice lunch, cocktail or dinner party to recognize the employee's years of service and loyalty.
  • Continuing Education: The company supports the employees' interest in pursuing continuing education by paying for classes and expenses that not only benefit the individual, but benefit the company as well.
  • Yearly Bonuses/Profit Sharing: dk Consulting truly appreciates their employees and attributes the success of the company to it's staff. We show our appreciation by distributing Yearly Bonuses and Profit Sharing via our 401(k) program.
  • Halloween Costume Contest: dk Consulting has a costume contest within the office. The winner gets a cash prize of $50.
  • Annual Summer BBQ: Each summer, Andy Palffy hosts a BBQ at his home for all dk employees (past and current) and their families.


$100,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Engineer - Associate Engineer $133,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Project Manager
100% Company-paid health coverage for employees $1,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Field Surveyor flying the company drone on a project site.


18 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment 18 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
3 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
20 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$1,500 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Renewable energy program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

dk Consulting Offices


Scott Hartstein, Project Manager at the UC Davis Career Fair.

How to Get Hired

We asked dk Consulting for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Prospective employees will be a great fit for our company if they are professional, personable, and intelligent. People who succeed at dk Consulting are collaborative by nature. They have a passion for working with clients and colleagues to plan, design and manage projects that make our communities a better place to live and work. We are looking for talented, dynamic and knowledgeable individuals who will maintain a high standard of care and want to work at a company that encourages professional and personal growth. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees will get our attention if they submit professionally formatted resumes with articulate and well-written cover letters. Industry and professional organization involvement and extra-curricular activities indicate a well rounded individual. We look for background experience in similar type projects and skills in services that dk Consulting provides.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Currently, we are looking to hire a Senior Civil Engineer to help manage projects. In addition, one or two recently graduated Civil Engineers will help round out our current team.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should visit dk Consulting's website, LinkedIn page, and Facebook page to find out more about the company, past projects, services we provide, and more about our company culture. Potential applicants should email their resume and a cover letter.

hiring Outlook

3 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 6% Job Growth
51 Average applicants per opening 102 Total job applicants
2 Recent graduates hired 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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