Sasaki Associates
3.1 of 5 15 reviews
www.sasaki.com Watertown, MA 150 to 499 Employees

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Use to be a good, respectable place. Seems to be struggling with recovery and leadership.

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Watertown, MA

I have been working at Sasaki Associates

ProsA lot of great people to work with at a social and professional level. Good benefits package. Great commitment to sustainability work. Excellent commuter benefits.

ConsLack of competitive salaries. Far too many partners (40+) for the size of the firm (240). A divide has formed between the older and younger partners. Morale is low due to ongoing layoffs, lack of work, and poor leadership. Layoffs were expected in 2009 and 2010 due to the economy, but a few weeks after a company meeting in 2011 where they said no more layoffs they laid off about a dozen more people. Other firms appear to be recovering in the Boston area (hiring) while things remain flat at Sasaki. People are really beginning to question management, just not directly.

Advice to Senior ManagementSince the CEO is retiring the idea of leading the company by committee is certain death. The partners have always had difficulty agreeing and for some reason they think it is going to work to run the company by committee.

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Interior Architect (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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Pros: Great collaboration, talented people, nice office environment Cons: Repetitious building types, top heavy management, "playing it safe" Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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A disappointing work experience, largely due to a lack of leadership and poor management.

Landscape Architect (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Sasaki Associates


Pros: Good benefits, reasonable salary, some interesting project work, and a respectable level of commitment to quality work products and solid… Cons: Very poor, uninspiring leadership and mismanagement that lacks vision and big-picture thinking -- too many knee-jerk reactions and short-term solutions to problems that are systemic… Advice to Senior Management: Management should nurture the talents of the existing staff and promote a meritocracy. Good work and efforts to show initiative often go unrecognized at Sasaki,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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