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Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC

I have been working at SmithGroupJJR full-time for more than a year

Pros

Open friendly work environment. Collaborative environment that rewards creative thinking.

Cons

Can be some long hours during deadline time but expected.

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    Great working environment with dedicated employees...career advancement is a little mysterious though.

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    Current Employee - Architect II  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Architect II in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at SmithGroupJJR

    Pros

    Working at SG, you will have the benefit of working on quality projects. The office has an excellent reputation and wins a lot of work, making it a more stable work environment than many other offices. They are also reasonable when it comes to PTO and extreme hours, which is uncommon in this industry (nights and weekend work is only occasionally required). They also work a 42.5 hour week and provide about 12 Fridays off each year.

    Cons

    Path to leadership and career advancement can be ambiguous and frustrating. The level of design is typically very good, but not exceptional. Compensation is below average.

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    College studio ennvironment within corporate structure in the background

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    Former Employee - Project Architect  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Washington, DC

    I worked at SmithGroupJJR

    Pros

    Everyone else in town is looking for SmithGroup caliber employees.
    Cutting edge design philosophy without being on the bleeding edge
    After 12 years, an SG culture has emerged from the KCF and Tobey/Davis merger
    A new office that is not afraid to practice what it preaches along with learning from it's failures.
    The DC is well diversified with successful work in multiple sectors

    Cons

    The walls need to come down between studios.
    Staff should be allowed to move freely between studios without fear of burning bridges.
    Studios should share more and compete less.

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    Approves of CEO
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