The Ratcliff Architects
4.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.ratcliffarch.com Emeryville, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Good place for stretching experience and potential, poor for advancement.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Emeryville, CA

I worked at The Ratcliff Architects

ProsIn general, the senior technical staff are warm, helpful and personally motivated to go above and beyond the call of duty for the clients and their projects. Mentorship is informal but good. It feels like a family, mostly in good ways.

ConsThere are still no standards being followed for resource management, the accounting software doesn't allow for discipline fee allocation, even the new letterhead is about a year late, with no forms templates available to the office at large. Insular, uncommunicative and slow to respond, the combination of retirements and poor economy have left this firm with a singularly unimaginative and reactive group of individuals in charge. Compensation is heavily and obviously biased toward partners, creating ill will.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, stop trying to run the business in a siege mentality -- get up on a ladder and look at the horizon. Try to develop a senior management task force that includes people with ideas that don't already match your own. You cannot lead with your heads in the sand.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

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Emeryville, CA

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Pros: Very supportive management, flexible schedule, good benefits, family friendly, advancement opportunities,… Cons: Cant think of anything offhand, other the typical disadvantages to working for a small company. The… Advice to Senior Management: Don't change a thing! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great collaborative team

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I worked at The Ratcliff Architects full-time


Pros: Fun and collaborative team. People are nice. Cons: The office needs more procedures in place to be more… Advice to Senior Management: Need a woman or a younger senior manager to be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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