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8 days ago

Architectural Designer I (Global Commercial) – easy apply

Callison Architecture Seattle, WA

Design development and resolution for Callisons global projects, primarily in China. Responsible for design development and client communications for… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sr. Project Architect - China – easy apply

Callison Architecture Seattle, WA

. • Senior PA performs architectural design and development work for projects involving construction of new buildings and alternation of existing… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Landscape / Architectural Staff I - Commercial – easy apply

Callison Architecture Dallas, TX

• Works from designs/drawings of others to prepare elementary architectural plans and renderings. • Works closely with intermediate and senior… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Interior Hospitality Project Manager – easy apply

Callison Architecture Scottsdale, AZ

• Manages interior design hospitality projects; establishes project schedule, technical requirements, time and hour budgets. • Selects project… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sr. Landscape Designer – easy apply

Callison Architecture Dallas, TX

• Works with clients to identify objectives, formulate options, define program requirements and establishes design parameters based on client… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior Retail Designer – easy apply

Callison Architecture Seattle, WA

Senior Retail Designer Location Seattle Category Design Professional From specialty retail to large-scale master planning, Callison… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Landscape Architect – easy apply

Callison Architecture Dallas, TX

• Develops complete set of construction documents including plans, elevations, details, sections, etc. • Uses appropriate references to research… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sr. Architectural Designer - International Bilingual – easy apply

Callison Architecture Dallas, TX

• Formulates project approach with design Principal, Project Manager or Project Architect and establish design parameters. • Creates and develop… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Interior Designer – easy apply

Callison Architecture New York, NY

• Formulates project approach with senior interior designer or manager and establishes design parameters. • Generates and develops interior design… Glassdoor

20 days ago

Graphic Designer II - Retail Studio – easy apply

Callison Architecture Seattle, WA

• Works with a variety of Sr. Designers to provide expertise and enhance graphic design perspective… Glassdoor

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    Good people, bad management, and HR department who look the other way.

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    Current Employee - Project Architect
    Current Employee - Project Architect

    I have been working at Callison Architecture full-time for more than 5 years


    Good location.
    Overall, great employees who are intelligent, knowledgeable, and kind.
    Business casual dress code.
    Great location.
    Benefits are probably fairly competitive given today's poor economy.


    We are all overworked, under-appreciated and underpaid – bad combo! I'm trying hard not to skip lunches, come in early, stay late, or come in on weekends.
    Workload is out of control, my boss has no idea how much work her people do in comparison to their peers, what the quality of our work is, what extra things we do and have learned, etc.
    The principal in our group seems to be keeping a "tattle tale log" to track perceived errors and wrong doings – never things done well, and certainly never the many things done that are considered “above and beyond.” And funny thing, everything on that list comes from the same 3 women who happen to be her friends. How do I know they are her friends? Because they carpool together and socialize after hours and are unprofessional enough to stand around talking about it where people are forced to hear about it.
    When I finally had a chance to talk to someone in HR about the hostile work environment and the toll this mentality has on employees, customers, and ultimately our profit, their response was that our last survey showed 75-50% of Callison employees are dissatisfied overall and recognition was a big part of that. Oddly enough, this seemed to reinforce to this person that we were all just being petty. They didn't seem to connect the negative impacts to our profit and to our customers. A few weeks later they did follow-up on my use of the word "hostile" but only to be sure they didn't need to start an investigation. They also encouraged me to move on and reminded me that we'd been bought out by a venture group as if there were a good reason to move on while I can. I'm a good employee with an excellent work history at Callison as well as previous employers and am well liked by customers, known for going out of my way to help others.
    If we have a culture and values, we don't know about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send anyone in a leadership position through extensive leadership and supervisory training. Educate human resource department in employment law and the common, most expensive lawsuits.Get a handle on workloads - volumes, how much time tasks take, what is considered meeting expectations, exceeding, not meeting, etc. Who is doing what? Audit the work and determine the quality. Standardize procedures, workflow, etc. You'll probably need to hire experts in this field but if you can pair them with your best employees (assuming you know who they are), it can be done right and supported after the consultants leave.
    Bring in mentors who can support your leadership team and also hold them accountable. Empower your valuable employees and recognize them for jobs well done; ask them for their involvement in improving morale but only if you have leaders in place who genuinely support them and don't feel threatened.
    Create a professional development program.
    You need more than just technically skilled leaders whose only education is in architecture or interior design. You also need business management education in addition to the training I've already mentioned.
    If you really want to turn this company around it will be expensive because it's long overdue but you have a great foundation in place, clients and employees who are well worth the investment.

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