Johnson Fain

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Johnson Fain Reviews

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William H. Fain Jr.
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  1.  

    Good Design Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Fain

    Pros

    Excellent design office. Variety of types of work.

    Cons

    You will never get to design. Design is done solely by the Principals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Run away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Johnson Fain

    Pros

    Portos on Wednesdays and bagels on fridays, open office, hi-tech support, Can't think of more pros, but I have to type 20 words.

    Cons

    High turnovers, Top heavy hierarchy, poor management, not willing to listen to any comments from "junior" staffs, lack of creativity in architectural design, no teamwork at all, no mentorship from the seniors, outdoor parking, unflexible working hour and lunch hour, very little or no opportunity for promotion, not much of opportunity that the project will be built.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please mentor and provide leadership to employees. Please provide support for licensure exams for junior staffs. More efficient time and budget management, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The ups are good, but the downs are very bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Johnson Fain

    Pros

    quality of design work; variety of projects from skyscrapers to residential, hospitality, educational, office buildings; planning department is very strong; social environment is great; good design support (ie. model making and computer graphics); nice office environment (the studio is a converted car dealership so a very large open space); good reprographic machines; full medical benefits; matching 401k; offers yearly educational allowance

    Cons

    tremendous turn-over ratio; risk of getting laid off (downward turns occur every 5 years and the firm looses 80% of it's workforce); not enough design responsibility for all levels of employees (design responsibility only occurs at the very top); furthermore decision making only occurs at the very top (principals and above); self-centered firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer better mentorship; create better economic environment for the firm; learn how to retain employees; hire more senior technical staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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