Kasian
2.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.kasian.com Vancouver, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 1, 2014

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Don Kasian

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Treat people as numbers and lack foresight to keep talent

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great comoany to work with.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsSmart, creative people and good working environment

    ConsAEC 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 Senior ManagementKeep pushing forward and be clear on how you are different from other firms.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High Pressure Environment, Little Resources

    Designer (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsNice office and great coworkers.

    ConsIntense 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 Senior ManagementShow 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiverse set of skills
    Provision to be the boss' pet

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Creative work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA great work environment with a diverse group of people

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    didn't learn anything!

    Architectural Technologust (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefit, work life balance

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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