Gresham Smith and Partners

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Great place to start, great values. Can be difficult to grow.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

I have been working at Gresham Smith and Partners full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Management is looking for new young talent.

Cons

Management and veterans won't budge and give up their positions. Get your 2-5 years in and get out. Promotions don't come often.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Diversify your offerings. Close the gap between new graduates and old veterans.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Needs Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gresham Smith and Partners full-time

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part. A few inspiring people.

    Cons

    Definitely an old boys' network, very conservative, not open to doing things differently. Tend not to invest in technology or equipment to help staff do their best. Don't seem to get great projects or compete very successfully against nationally ranked firms. A lot of these guys, and they are mostly guys, have not worked any where else so they are pretty complacent and not interested in being better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more people from other companies or other locations that can bring new ideas and perspectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Ol

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gresham Smith and Partners

    Pros

    They've been around awhile. They spend a lot of time on social activities (which is also a con as they spend more time on social event than they do on actually working.)

    Cons

    Where to begin? The company has been the go-to firm for HCA for years so the company isn't used to going out and getting work. They also aren't used to doing real "architecture" -- just doing the fix up/remodeling -get-it-done-as-cheaply-as-possible mode. This doesn't work well when they have to go out and compete against other firms for other projects. They are very set in their ways and not open to change -- or even trying to follow standard practices in the architecture field. They place people in roles they aren't qualified to do. Senior management tends to be very condescending. They have laid off a lot of senior level people in the last few years -- many of which were the people who were actually able to do the work. They tend to hang on to the people who are "yes" people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the HCA mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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