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What Would Omer Do?

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at Mithun

Pros

Mithun had some of the most talented, creative and intelligent people I've worked with. The level of design was always improving, and the general office atmosphere was exceptionally supportive and fun. Yes, there could be difficult personalities, but the firm was large enough that you could often move to a different team if there were unresolved problems.

Cons

One of the strengths of the firm's founder, Omer Mithun, was his ability to hire exceptional employees and empower them to flourish in whatever was their passion. This resulted in a firm that was highly diverse and decentralized. The current CEO has taken a different approach. If you agree with his centralized vision and he trusts you, opportunities will be available to you. Unfortunately, many have not been able to achieve this and the economic downturn has only accelerated the loss of many talented employees, either by choice or lay off. The result is a smaller and more sober firm with only the expertise in institutional and civic work.

Doesn't Recommend
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    like where you work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Mithun

    Pros

    Culture, location and environmental awareness

    Cons

    the firm tends to be top heavy; too many principles and not enough worker bees. The people who do the production should be mentored and appreciated more. The design does not tend to push the limits because integration is not fully realized. I think this is changing to some degree because they have been smart and brought on some great design minds that touch multiple projects at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have done a great job in fostering a good work culture where everyone enjoys coming to work but it is important to retain visionary people to help grow the vision of the firm.

    Recommends
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    Thought leaders - need some business training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mithun

    Pros

    If you're an architect, you'll be surrounded by very smart people.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work in the office, you might deal with some difficult personalities. Also, a non-architect business manager might help the company run more smoothly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leaders are talented and smart - they should focus on the architecture side of things, and get outside expertise about making strategic company decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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