RTKL Associates

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Sad. Economic downturn caused a lot of heads to roll.

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Current Employee - Associate Designer in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Associate Designer in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at RTKL Associates

Pros

Career development and Job perks.

Cons

Just a cog in the overall meat grinder. Massive staff turnover rate. The level of stress here is unbelievably high.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in human capital, not just your immediate bottom line.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    It only takes a few bad apples...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at RTKL Associates

    Pros

    Reputable firm
    Beautiful offices/location
    Good people aside from a handful of some very self-interested directors

    Cons

    My lackluster review of working for this company may have more to do with the politics, impersonal culture and limited opportunities I experienced on my team. I sensed that perhaps it was different on other teams and offices. However, because of the lack of comraderie or opportunities to work across teams, I will never know for sure. In my experience, this is a very top down organization (at least in the D.C. office) that only opens doors for those who are willing to put in their time stabbing backs and stepping on toes to get there. Everyone else just plugs along with their marching orders. Not a very innovative or exciting environment.

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    I was not given a job description and then told I wasn't meeting expectations. and th

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    Former Employee - Communications Professional in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Communications Professional in Washington, DC

    I worked at RTKL Associates

    Pros

    - The firm is very open to new ideas
    - They encourage their employees to take chances and become leaders

    Cons

    - The company has little patience for people who don't get their culture right away
    - Senior-level management are untouchable and there isn't accountability for them. They may not adhere to the review-structure set in place by the firm, but the firm doesn't hold them accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the interview process, be more upfront about what you expect from your employees. The company also sells itself as forward thinking, but is unwilling to take architectural risks and risks in how it communicates with its clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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