Clark Nexsen Architecture

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A few bumps in the road

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Clark Nexsen Architecture

Pros

CN works with your personal life. If you need to leave because of unforeseen circumstances, sickness, or just having a bad day you are allotted the time. The little things here and there, i.e. appreciation gatherings, family outings is what makes this a great place to work.

Cons

Management doesn't communicate well with their staffers. There needs to be a more open door policy, too many egos running around the company. The pay scale is very skewed within the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop pacifying your favorites, this should be an equal playing field for everyone that walks in the door. Those that work hard should be rewarded.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place- needs more inter-department communication

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clark Nexsen Architecture full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clark Nexsen offers many awesome perquisites that can be enticing to those new to the workforce or even those folks who are retired from the military (there are many in the Hampton Roads area). The company offers great pay (very consistent with the industry averages), amazing health benefits (especially if you are single, you pretty much pay nothing for health insurance and very little for dental), they offer a match for your 401k, and you have plenty of access to professional organizations, conferences, and events (all of which are usually paid for or reimbursed by the company).

    Cons

    Although the company does provide great perks and benefits, there is definitely a down side if you are not a licensed professional architect or engineer. There are little to no opportunities for advancement if you are in an administrative role (ie marketing, accounting, project management assistance).

    The company has suffered in recent years due to a few hardships, but it seems as if Clark Nexsen has bounced back after a couple rounds of "right sizing", ie layoffs. There is definitely a "silo" effect between the office locations, which more often than not operated as if they were separate companies. There was also a disconnect between the project teams and the marketing department, which was very unfortunate as the marketing department has the arduous task of writing proposals directly to client in order to bring work to the company.

    There is also no contracts department at the company, which was pretty odd considering contracts and addendums to these documents are pretty major.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A solid Regional Architecture and Engineering Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Project Management in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Clark Nexsen Architecture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have a proven record of possessing a diversified range of services. This has allowed them to stay in business during the great recession. They held onto several employees longer than most corporations would have without revenue to support them which is admiral. They offer summer hours which is a very very nice benefit.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and plan for growth beyond regional status. They spend too much money on "corporate culture" items that could be used for salaries. That is always a hard line to walk. They recently moved into a very expensive rent area, possibly at the expense of jobs?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the vacation beyond two weeks for the first five years.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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