Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Reviews

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca full-time

    Pros

    Amazing projects and opportunities to grow and expand your skills, wonderful committed coworkers and support team. Senior team is takes the need to grow and evolve to meet our clients needs seriously.

    Cons

    A positive, but also a point of frustration is the rapid growth and the need to integrate new staff into the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the need to grow and evolve, taking advantage of the phenomenal talent available to you I house. Embrace a broader diversity of styles you staff can offer you.


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    Office Manager/Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    The woman who would be my 'boss' came up to Seattle from the home office in Bellevue to interview prospects. I had gotten my resume late in the process as I had another job & couldn't decide if it would be best to keep that job or go for the ZGF position. When I sat down, Jan (who was the CFO and Manager of Admin.) and I immediately hit it off. It was so amazing that when I got the job and spent my first week in Portland following her around we both kept saying, oh that's just what I was going to say. Obviously, it was a very comfortable interview and went well.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you would be the best candidate for this position?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Although I have had much experience in negotiations, it wasn't necessary in this case. They had stated an annual salary in their advertisement so that was settled. I did get very large annual increases in salary because Jan & the Managing Partner in Seattle felt I was doing such a good job. When I left, I had gone from $35,000/yr to $43,000/yr. Because I also worked as a clent secretary, I received overtime pay. One month my pay was $53,000. Much as I enjoyed the job, liked the other emplyees, and worked in a beautiful spot that looked out a large window at Puget Sound, I left after 2 1/2 years because the company was too conservative. I had spent 20 years in Advertising Agencies and couldn't live without the more out-going, ya-ha, fun ambiance. I left to join an Advertising Agency in Spokane WA.

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Website www.zgf.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1954
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors HOK, Gensler, NBBJ

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca may not be a household name, but the firm has created homes for businesses and institutions on both coasts. The company, which is among the nation's top 10 green design firms, provides architectural planning and interior and urban design services for customers through its offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, New York, and Washington, D.C. Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (ZGF) works on civic, corporate, academic, health care, and research facilities and has designed for such clients as the Environmental Protection Agency, Microsoft, Iowa State ... More

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