RMJM Reviews

Updated March 28, 2014
Updated March 28, 2014
16 Reviews
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RMJM Group CEO Peter Morrison
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  1.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at RMJM

    Pros

    Location of office is great.

    Cons

    Favoritism prevents you from advancing

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A stressful, demoralizing place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at RMJM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with talented colleagues, wonderful people.

    Cons

    Salaries delayed for as much as 3-4 months on regular basis. Health insurance cancelled (without notice) several times - 2011 and 2012. No supplies - sometimes no plotter, no copier paper, or copier, toner. Staff stranded overseas due to nonpayment of hotel bills. Evicted from office once. 401k payments, transit pretax payments, health savings funds not remitted to vendor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the business to professionals who are architects. Pay your employees and vendors in full.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Unfortunate Times

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    Former Employee - Project Architect  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY

    I worked at RMJM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting International work. There was allot of positive things to talk about with the firm before the 2008 crash. Highly Focus on invoicing and receiving billables

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are very unstable at the present time. Staff have gone with weeks and a few times months without pay. Company does not pay consultants which leads to difficulties with project deadlines. All of the talented staff has left the firm or are motivated to find positions with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to learn to communicated better with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at RMJM

    Pros

    The people and the location. The work day was managable and the processes used to be like a well oiled machine.

    Cons

    RMJM and the management team as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no idea anymore!

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of potential here, but many ways that it could be better

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    Current Employee - Design Architect  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Architect in New York, NY

    I have been working at RMJM

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive environment. A great group of very talented architects. You will learn a lot by working here. A diverse mix of projects both in type and scale and region. Great views from the 24th floor.

    Cons

    The office is riding on the success of previous projects. The bulk of projects are from the Hillier legacy. Continuing financial pressures and an overall lack of leadership to ride out the 2nd recession of 2011.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Largest small firm

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Designer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at RMJM

    Pros

    Great co-workers, spacious office, short commute

    Cons

    New management doesn't know the business and does not seem to care about staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for Senior Management who are Architects to make some on the strategic decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    RMJM

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    Current Employee - Architect I  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Architect I in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at RMJM

    Pros

    nice co-workers; nice town (Princeton)

    Cons

    Sometimes the promotions seem quite unfair and capricious. Employee's talents and efforts are not always recognized. Agree with the previous comment on the "British" part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly. Pay your dues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at RMJM

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at RMJM Hillier include; large firm allows interaction between diverse staff, diverse projects, excellent national and international reputation.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at RMJM Hillier include; inability to recognize and utilize talents of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice or feedback to the leadership at RMJM Hillier includes; recognizing and utilizing all staff to their full potential in order to streamline production and encourage personal growth within the company.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    RMJM

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    Former Employee - Design Architect
    Former Employee - Design Architect

    I worked at RMJM

    Pros

    Have a great work ethic towards projects that i've never scene in other large scale offices. Project types may vary; however, they are on a large scale and give you the opportunities to express your own designs and ideas to clients.

    Cons

    Large scale offices such as rmjm, tend to have problems promoting and recognizing people's efforts on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Boardroom Idiots

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    Former Employee - Architect  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Architect in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at RMJM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Varied work and good staff - when had some.

    Cons

    Total muppets running the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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