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Quick Decline in Culture

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

I worked at Mithun

Pros

Amazing workplace. Probably no better building to work at in Seattle. Pier 56 on Elliot Bay. Casual work environment. Nice coworkers. AMAZING view.

Cons

Senior staff at the board level are very secretive, non-sharing, and seemingly disinterested in the daily activities of the people at the firm. Trust is a big issue. The company is vastly different than it was 10 years ago when the culture was unbeatable. Much of that legacy is now gone, and it has become just another money-making machine.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to your staff like you really care.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Proud to have the name mithun on my resume

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Mithun

    Pros

    Office environment and passion for architectural excellence is high among most staff. Culture promotes travel to see successful sustainable projects in action.

    Cons

    Sustainability...my way or the highway. LEED certification a priority to maintain respect among office environment a must. This happens at the cost of clients and product types.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace more moderate approach to sustainability and generate more results. Moderate results of the many will outweigh exemplary results of the few.

    Recommends
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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
    Disapproves of CEO
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