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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 Senior Management – 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.
2010-02-23 06:58 PST
I worked at Perkins & Will full-time for 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 Senior Management – 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.
2013-08-16 09:41 PDT
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