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Kasian Reviews

Updated May 1, 2014
Updated May 1, 2014
6 Reviews

2.8
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Treat people as numbers and lack foresight to keep talent

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    Former Employee - Intern Architect  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    large teams and larger projects but do not adequately place people onto teams

    Cons

    Underpay their interns and also lack quality in who they hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great comoany to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Smart, creative people and good working environment

    Cons

    AEC is a challenging sector to work in especially for archtiects with downward pricing pressure and a diminishing number of large projects. Kasian, like all other firms, will need to downsize to reduce costs and stay competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing forward and be clear on how you are different from other firms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    High Pressure Environment, Little Resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Designer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Nice office and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Intense deadlines, cut budgets, lots of last minute pressure. HR preaches to take breaks, but you fall behind if you do. Little reward. Inconvenient location for those without cars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation to employees. Even simple thank yous, acknowledging job well done, letting employees leave an hour or two early before Christmas break without needing to request vacation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor management and no creativity from within the office - mostly hire other firms to do the designs

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diverse set of skills
    Provision to be the boss' pet

    Cons

    Management does not have a handle on their client's funds and prefer to spend on galas etc while laying off their employees
    Lots of power struggle at all levels
    Not a clear picture of an employees career outlook
    Dog eat dog situation which is an added stress to the everyday job demands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage
    Set clear goals and meet them
    Stop with the favourites that can't produce a single set of usable information

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Creative work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great work environment with a diverse group of people

    Cons

    at the time of my work there, we did not have an office in the USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    didn't learn anything!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architectural Technologust
    Current Employee - Architectural Technologust

    Pros

    Good benefit, work life balance

    Cons

    Routine work, not challenging, no room for advancement, no recognization

    Doesn't Recommend

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