Lionakis
3.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.lionakis.com Sacramento, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 18, 2014

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Timothy Fry

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Teamwork-oriented, positive culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany of the people that work here have been here for 10+ years. They value relationships with the people that they sit next to day in and day out. Co-workers connect both in and outside of the office, and the culture of the workplace is that of a family. Knowledgeable leadership looks to develop skills of new talent.

    ConsWork can be fast-paced and stressful, and the onus is on employees to get their work done whether or not it is a reasonable request. Also, demographics reflect that much of the leadership is male- women may have a tougher time gaining respect in certain situations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be a 360 degree review process. In addition to giving feedback to the employees you manage, give them an opportunity and a forum to give feedback about how they feel they are being managed and what would help them feel more successful.

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    All about image

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsGood location, nice offices, a lot of support staff, there are opportunities for in-house continuing education, some recreational after-work activities.

    ConsExtremely top heavy, which leaves little opportunity to advance, they give no benefit to those having seniority, benefits are less-than-mediocre, bonuses are rare, and less-than-mediocre when given, management is on an island by themselves and no loyalty/benefit is given to those not on the island, and too much loyalty/benefit is given to those on the island. They are fascinated with image and the new and shiny, whether or not it is good for the people who work in the trenches and use it every day or not, they are so fascinated with how things look and the image of how they look to others that they rarely consult with the folks who do the bulk of the actual work they bill for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart treating your employees like you treat your clients, value and appreciate them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, decent place to work

    Project Designer (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsDecent office culture, fun work events
    Supportive of young professionals trying to get licensed
    Many people have been with the company for over 10 years
    Company is trying to stay current, relevant with the times and technology

    ConsHorrible pay; some of the upper management staff are really cheap and won't pay overtime, will allow staff to work late and not pay them, but will allow flexible work hours
    Benefits do not make up for lack of pay
    Management is very committee oriented, slow to make things happen
    Lead architects tend to be out of date and bad at design
    Younger, newer staff are not taken very seriously with their ideas; older architects are very controlling and don't want to let younger designers design projects
    95% of the projects in the firm are just buildings, not thoughtful good architecture
    Some of the management practices are questionable, not sure why they value certain people so much.
    The firm is really set on keeping each market sector separate. This makes things efficient, but encourages projects and designs to become repetitive. Upper level staff seem like they would be happy if the same materials and details were used on all the projects. Some of the projects really suffer because senior staff is afraid to take any risks on design.
    Seems like it is very difficult to advance in this firm. Many people go many years before receiving any meaningful recognition or promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay people what they are worth
    Allow lower level staff other than senior staff to make design decisions to improve projects
    Don't let senior staff be so controlling over designs
    Don't let projects become too top heavy
    Don't take every project that comes your way, some projects are born losers and will hurt the company profits in the long run.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company staying with the times

    Senior Designer (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsCompany keeps up with staying relevant and up to date.

    ConsSome of the older principals make the transition difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open and encouraging towards change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good firm to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOffice culture is good. They've been getting some good projects lately. Good resources available without the corporate BS of larger firms.

    ConsNot much room at the top right now.

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

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    Overall good company....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInformal, comfortable working atmosphere. Company is really into design technology. Designers are very passionate about design.

    ConsIt has a flat management structure and does not provde much room for growth. Additionally, tenure often takes priority over performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward performance instead of tenure.

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