Perkins & Will

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Perkins & Will Reviews in Minneapolis, MN

67 Reviews
3.3
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Pros
  • Great architects, designers and support staff - in addition to being good people (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good compensation, good people work there (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor pay, little to no opportunities for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Everything is made dramatic and stressful, upper management always fighting (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    overall so so corporate office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Perkins & Will

    Pros

    many good people as individuals.

    Cons

    no QA/QC on drawings... at least, i've never seen it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    felt like we were underselling our service... maybe good time to revisit the process to see what it REALLY takes to produce for what we promise to deliver.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Office Space"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Perkins & Will full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on high profile projects when the going is good. You can get a steady paycheck without doing much if you do not rock the boat.

    Cons

    There is a lot (A LOT!!!) of talk about design but no process to develop and retain talent. The "design leaders" are arrogant prima donna's who do not know how to sketch or draw, but are good at throwing temper tantrums and pouting.
    Project staffing is not based on skill set but on office politics, cliques and billing rates. Major "bait and switch" to clients. They parade a line of "experts" in the interview and then staff it with right out of school interns to keep costs low and show big profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office management- protect your people and stand up to firm wide management.
    Firm wide management- stop buying more offices and running them to the ground. Focus on internal talent and project quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
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