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Great place

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I worked at Foster + Partners

Pros

Great inspiring atmosphere
Chance to work on the best projects in the world
Incredible support network of mentors
Friendly and supportive environment

Cons

Long long long hours
Hard to maintain work life balance
Sometimes the work can be repetitive and monotonous
Little transparency from management on decisions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer more competitive salary compared with similar sized practices.
Offer incentives for employees to stay with the company for longer periods of time

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  1. Recommendable

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Foster + Partners

    Pros

    Good organization
    High quality of the people at both rofessional and personal level
    Working enviroment and facilities
    CApability of the company to be a leader in its sector reinventing itself constanly

    Cons

    Strong hierarchy structure can be sometimes a limitation for your growing expectations
    Salaries are relatively low compared to other architectural companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally speaking continue with the line of work established since the inception of the company
    The succesful regeneration of the senior management done during last years to be repeated when needed

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  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Good Name to have on CV but never stay there for more than 2 years.

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    Current Employee - Architectural Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Architectural Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Foster + Partners

    Pros

    World famous architectural firm with reputation to be at the forefront of building industry. The firm's portfolio span all kind of design projects in all sort of scales from product design to urban master planning. It is a great place to learn and experience how a large construction project is being developed. Interesting mix of international people.

    Cons

    Terrible salary and terrible benefit packages. An average working hours of 90 hours a week or more without any overtime pay. The extra hours are compulsory both at night and weekends. An average salary of £34K after working there more than 5 years, so your income is actually lower than people working in McDonald's if you average out your salary with the actual working hours. There are bonuses but they would be in a range of £1000 or less. Very low respect of employees' personal life. Factory working environment and extremely political place to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep the best talents in the industry then pay us decent salary. There is no point asking why people are not happy working for you, and all wanting to leave after a year or so, if you only pay for 40 hours, and expect all of us to work 24/7 for practically nothing.

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