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SmithGroupJJR President and CEO Carl Roehling
Carl Roehling
19 Ratings

    A wonderful company to work for. Dynamic work environment, supportive and amicable staff throughout all offices.

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    Former Employee - Administrative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SmithGroupJJR full-time (more than 5 years)


    Busy and professional yet down-to-earth and friendly office. Offers benefits and perks not offered in many similar architecture workplaces. Creative and interesting employees, from support/administrative staff to upper management.


    Projects can be put on hold indefinitely. Sometimes corporate can put restraints on other offices based on their projections.

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    Allowing employees to move up within the ranks when recognized as motivated individuals.

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SmithGroupJJR Interviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
Updated Jul 14, 2014

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    Junior/Intermediate Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SmithGroupJJR in June 2014.

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    Applied online and received a phone call to set up an interview. Everybody was really friendly, even at the interview. Came in for interview and explained my portfolio, they asked basic questions about what I was doing at my current job and a couple of questions about my resume/portfolio. I asked a few questions about the firm and what the position would consist of. Had an office tour and talked to 2 people separately- whole process took about an hour, good and comfortable experience.

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Headquarters Detroit, MI
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1853
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors EYP, Gensler, RTKL Associates

SmithGroupJJR (formerly SmithGroup) is the oldest continuously practicing architectural and engineering firm in the US. Founded in 1853 in Detroit by architect Sheldon Smith, the firm partnered with engineers in 1907 to become one of the first multidisciplinary firms in the country. SmithGroupJJR influenced the skyline of Detroit with structures like the Guardian, Penobscot, and Buhl buildings. These days the group offers architecture engineering, interiors planning, and consulting services and has about a dozen offices across the US. It targets the office, research... More

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