FGM Architects

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A great place for any employee with real responsibility.

Architectural Intern (Former Employee) Oak Brook, IL

ProsGreat employee devotion and sense of community. Everyone works well together and helps to create the best solution possible for the client. With dedicated staff with extensive professional experience, there are a number of different people who can be relied on for advice and information. The depth of projects is remarkable and the company is very willing to give interns as much responsibility ad they can handle.

ConsThe office layout and design could be better and more modern. As an Architects office it could be more than a generic floor in a generic office building. Also, there are some issues with assigining limited roles to each person rather than allowing people to work through the entire project. There is the "design" team as well as the "technical" team and often a project gets handed from one team to the other with little interaction between the two. This can allow for information to be missed and the design intent can be lost. Also, the firm does not do cost-estimation for projects in house but instead relies on construction managers which can lead to less flexibility in design.

Advice to Senior ManagementAvoid pigeon-holing employees into what they are good at and give more opportunities for development in other areas required for IDP.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fine company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at FGM Architects full-time


    Pros: Good project variety and good design. Cons: Lack of communication between tiers and within teams. Advice to Senior Management: Communicate rather than accepting hearsay. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good projects to work on, limited in advancement

    Intern Architect (Former Employee) Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at FGM Architects full-time for more than a year


    Pros: good place to start your career or get good experience in construction documents. i started there straight out of school and got to work… Cons: you get stuck in a corner at one position for too long doing the same thing over and over again...it's almost like a production line… Advice to Senior Management: don't pigeon-hole people into a position, if there is an open spot, it's better to see who wants to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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