SmithGroupJJR

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Great People, Collaborative Environment, Not a great industry

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Former Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
Former Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI

I worked at SmithGroupJJR full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

I liked almost everyone I worked with. The projects I worked on were very cool. The office locations are all in great urban spaces... Ann Arbor MI, Madison WI, DC, and Chicago

Cons

The land development industry was hit hard during the recession. Work was scarce, margins were razor thin and morale was down. It was enough to drive me away from the business. This is not the industry to pursue if you are looking for career advancement, good compensation, and a stable work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Implement a better employee training program for young new-hires with a structured Leadership/Professional development track for high potential individuals.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, decent projects, disconnected upper management, no clear career path

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    Former Employee - Architect I in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Architect I in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SmithGroupJJR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great people, interesting projects, decent PTO + Friday offs, great industry reputation, casual working environment, great company events, healthcare focused company.

    Cons

    Strong politics like all the large firms. No career advancement plan, very little opportunities. Poor marketing makes the firm hard to get work resulting the studios very slow at most times. Poor project management and fee tracking which caused most project to loose profit. Repeatitive tasks, relatively poor in areas other than healthcare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working environment, little opportunities

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    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SmithGroupJJR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Treatment is quite respectful, workload was reasonable

    Cons

    After a few months, there were nothing new to learn, and no new assignments given. Most of the time I just sat doing nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more challenging work to the young professionals, and pay them market rate.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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