Benefits

We empower our employee-owners to Du More ™ for our clients and communities. In turn, we do more by offering robust benefits that support your total well-being. From health plans to keep you feeling your best to retirement options that help you stay safe and secure, our benefits have you covered.

Du More for your Health

To do your best work, you need to be your best self, so we offer Dudekians a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to protect their health, family, and way of life.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision. We offer coverage to suit various needs, no matter your life stage or circumstances.
  • Accident, Hospital, and Critical Illness Coverage. Employees can enroll for voluntary coverage in the case of an accident, hospital admission, or critical illness diagnosis.
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts. Set aside pre-tax dollars to save for eligible healthcare expenses.
  • Annual Healthcare Funds. We contribute up to $1,300 annually so you can offset your healthcare spending, including for things like acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic, and more!
  • Wellness Programs. From virtual yoga and meditation classes to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and affordable mental health services to support your overall health and quality of life.

DuWell

Offering you tools for total wellness

DuWell is our wellness initiative, aimed at providing education on wellness, benefits resources, and preventive care. DuWell is focused on overall health and supports full-time Dudekians in promoting work-life balance while taking full advantage of benefit offerings. Through in-person and virtual events, regular firmwide wellness challenges, video series, and newsletters, Dudekians are given tools to thrive both at work and at play.

Du More with your Money

We give you options to facilitate financial security and peace of mind through compensation, tax-advantaged saving, investing, and insurance including:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Dudek is 100% employee-owned, meaning we all contribute to and share in Dudek’s success. The ESOP is another retirement plan, completely funded by Dudek.
  • 401k with discretionary match. Invest in your future and access planning and education tools to ensure you’re on track.
  • Bonus opportunities. We offer the opportunity to share in Dudek’s success through discretionary bonuses, based on firmwide, divisional, and individual performance.
  • Company-provided and Voluntary Life, AD&D, and Long-Term Disability insurance. There’s no telling what the future holds, but with various options to protect your family and loved ones, you can rest a bit easier.
  • Parking and Transit Accounts. Set aside pre-tax dollars to help pay for work-related transit and parking expenses.
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account. Set aside pre-tax dollars to save for eligible dependent care expenses.

ESOP

Hear from our employee-owners

The ESOP provides an equitable means for profit sharing and wealth-building over time for all Dudekians, who contribute to our firm’s success. Each year, Dudek contributes funds to a separate retirement account for all eligible employees.  Contributions vest incrementally over 5 years and, once fully vested, are yours to keep.

“To me, the ESOP is the ultimate demonstration of employee solidarity. We are all owners of this company together and we get to share in the benefits of our hard work, while also sharing the responsibility for our own success.” – Jake Marcon, Restoration Ecologist/Biologist

 

“Being an employee-owner is one of the greatest accomplishments I’ve experienced in my 28-year career.  As someone who has seen succession planning end with mixed results through mergers and acquisitions, I am thrilled that the Dudek leadership and shareholders made the decision to go 100% ESOP.  It has enabled me and my other owner colleagues to make decisions daily in the best interest of each other and the long-term success of Dudek.  I look forward to seeing all that can be accomplished as the years progress.” – Carey Fernandes, CEQA/NEPA Group Practice Director

Du More with your Time Off

Downtime is vital for a balanced life. We’re committed to supporting Dudekians in pursuing work–life balance, so we provide multiple ways and days for you to take time away.

  • Vacation. Rest, recharge, play; the time is yours! We offer a flexible Paid Time Off policy for full-time, salaried (exempt) staff to encourage you to take the time you need when you need it. Full-time, hourly (non-exempt) staff accrue paid time off each pay period, starting at three weeks per year.
  • Holidays. We recognize six standard holidays for all employees and hourly employees get an additional three floating holidays, so you can celebrate the occasions that mean the most to you.
  • Sick. Illness and injuries happen, but with sick leave, you don’t have to worry about the impact of illness on your work. We offer paid sick leave as well as supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19-related illnesses and other qualifying reasons.
  • Volunteer. Giving back can be energizing! We offer one day of paid time off each year for you to volunteer with a charity of your choice.

Get Time to Give Back

Giving to employees and the community through our staff service appreciation program

Dudek’s Staff Service Appreciation program honors employee milestones by partnering with non-profit organizations to plant trees where needed most in their communities. Staff celebrating milestones have the opportunity to take a paid day off to take part in planting events each year.

“After over a year of virtual work, it was great to get an in-person volunteer day outside in nature with my coworkers. The trees I planted were also near places where I normally go to walk on the weekends. I am excited to see how my trees grow over time!” Hanna Dodd, Treatment Engineer

Du More with your Colleagues

Dudekians work hard and have fun! We offer opportunities to socialize and decompress with colleagues, including:

  • Office and team-building events. Get together, virtually or in person to socialize with your department and local colleagues.
  • Fitness and wellness activities. We gather virtually weekly to decompress with yoga, meditation, and more!
  • Firmwide gatherings. We celebrate the seasons with annual parties in the summer and at the end of the year, as well as periodic gatherings throughout the year.

Du Something Fun

Encouraging Dudekians to gather with colleagues to do something fun!

Du Something Fun is our firmwide initiative to bring Dudekians together to strengthen our culture, build relationships, and have fun! Whether connecting virtually as an office to learn origami, gathering in person as a team to make terrariums, or getting together as a firm for Grill Club at our headquarters, we encourage staff to take time to have fun!

 

Benefits at a Glance

We know your situation outside of work may change, so we offer the flexibility to move between full-time, part-time, and as-needed employment. Here’s a snapshot of the benefits offered for each designation.

Full Time

Consistent schedule; typically 40 hours per week

Healthcare Benefits

Health, Dental, and Vision coverage

Accident, Hospital, and Critical Illness Coverage

Health Savings and Spending Accounts

Up to $1,300* in Healthcare Funds, Annually

*Pro-rated in the first year based on hire date

Financial Benefits

ESOP (pending eligibility)

401(k) with Discretionary Company Match

Discretionary Bonus Opportunities

Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Company-Provided Life and AD&D Insurance

Voluntary Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance

Dependent Care Saving/Spending Accounts

Pre-Tax Transit and Commuter Saving/Spending Accounts

Time-Off Benefits

Salaried (Exempt) Employees

Flexible Paid Time Off; take the time you need

One Paid Day Off to Volunteer

Paid Leave for Jury Duty and Bereavement

16 Hours of Inclement Weather Pay

40 Hours of sick leave

Up to 80 hours of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Hourly (Non-Exempt) Employees

15+ Days of Vacation (Based on Tenure)

Six Paid Standard Holidays

Three Paid Floating Holidays

One paid day off to Volunteer

Paid Leave for Jury Duty and Bereavement

16 hours of Inclement Weather Pay

40 Hours of Paid Sick Leave

Up to 80 Hours of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Part Time

Consistent schedule of up to 29 hours per week

Financial Benefits

ESOP (pending eligibility)

401k with Discretionary Company Match

Time-Off Benefits

Up to 18 Days* of Paid Vacation (based on tenure)

Up to Six* Paid Standard Holidays

Up to Three* Paid Floating Holidays

24 Hours of Paid Sick Leave

Up to 80 Hours of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

*Prorated based on scheduled weekly hours

As Needed

Fully variable schedule from week to week

Financial Benefits

ESOP (pending eligibility)

401k with Discretionary Company Match

Time-Off Benefits

24 Hours of Paid Sick Leave

Up to 80 Hours of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Ready to Du More™ with your career? Apply to become a Dudekian!