NORR

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  1.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Job Captain in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Job Captain in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at NORR

    Pros

    Pleasant environment, Flexible hours, Interesting projects, Good working ethics

    Cons

    Some of the business strategies, techniques and tools are somehow out dated and do not meet the current market needs or the junior staff expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping a business running since 1938 took a lot of effort and talent; keeping it running in today's economic landscape requires even more of the same.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Disappointing experience with non genuine management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at NORR full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the work and industry

    Cons

    Expected to give 120% in your work, yet are abruptly laid off without reason. Management claims they are not legally responsible to explain their decision. Culture is very competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat staff like they are appreciated for their work and dedication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Structural Engineer

    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at NORR full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Projects, Good People, Reasonble working hours

    Cons

    Not enough technical support, too rush

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough experience as managers

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  5.  

    It's a good place ... to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at NORR full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Thes best location with all services around.
    Environment.
    High profile projects
    Pay is ok, not bad.
    The best are the people (amazing) can't complain.

    Cons

    When you start you may feel that this is the dream place to work, and it is close to be. If you ask other people how long they have hold a position, they may reply by two digits number (and then you start to think about). After two years doing the same you may ask for something else more relevant to do and the advance is nule. Even if the projects are high profile and many many people can fight to enter to this office, it is quite hard to advance to the next level or position.
    ***Usually the same person gets all the designs and proposals, and if not, that same person makes sure that you don't get any... Many decided to leave for the same reason and it is a shame that upper management don't try to get best results and profit by distributing the work equaly, among other talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Two ideas;
    - Before entering I contacted a former interviewer to ask about this office and the reply was "It is a good place to start". (you can conclude why)
    - People may stay if they get the chance to advance and change their underline through the years, from "assistant" to "manager" instead of "senior assistant".

    Recommends
  6.  

    EIT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EIT in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - EIT in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at NORR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great projects
    good cooworkers
    work life balance

    Cons

    Very corporate
    opportunities for advancement are vague
    do not do much to hold on to talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in good talent for the future, do not wait until someone decides to leave so that you offer them what they are truly worth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A company with decent pay, decent range of projects, but lacking in real integration and leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at NORR full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As with most companies, there are great people. In fact, the people in this company this companies greatest asset - they work hard, are mostly helpful and congenial. Decent workstations (wide screen dual monitors as standard for anyone doing design, autocad, modeling, etc). A starbucks and a tim hortons inside the lobby of the buildings (NORR hq, Toronto)

    Cons

    Upper management - not forthcoming with plans, lacks real leadership. Raises for performance really don't exist, questionable even when promoted to a higher level or position of responsibility. Poor office layout, workspace, employee areas (kitchen, eating area, etc). Very cheap with everything for employees (coffee, furniture, software, office supplies, etc). No incentive to perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees. Talk to them. Realize that the company is only good because of the people you have. If you lose them to your competitors, your screwed. Talent and skill don't grow on trees - know your performers and your talent, pay them and advance them appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    NORR is an excellent place to gain experience and learn the ins and outs of the profession.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at NORR

    Pros

    Coworkers are always happy to offer help, explain new tricks and share their ideas
    Office atmosphere is relaxed and you can come in later as long as you get your job done
    Plenty of areas to grow as a designer and work closely with engineers (mechanical, electrical, structural), interior designers, spec writers and other production employees
    Able to participate at all phases of a project as well as carry out a project from schematic design, through design development to construction documents
    Overtime hours are paid with an hourly pay contract

    Cons

    The design department does a lot of overtime throughout the year
    Production and design departments don't collaborate as much as they should and sometimes once projects pass the schematic design phase they are taken over by the production department.

    Recommends

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