RTKL Associates
3.1 of 5 41 reviews
www.rtkl.com Baltimore, MD 500 to 999 Employees

RTKL Associates Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
RTKL Associates – Washington – “RTKL DC Office”

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3.1 41 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

RTKL Associates President & CEO Lance K. Josal

Lance K. Josal

(15 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Nice people, leave newer designers out of the loop a bit which makes them feel like interns rather than part of the team

    Interior Designer (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsNice people, flexible schedule, very little overtime and when overtime comes the hourly staff gets good pay, annual raises, good benefits, time off

    Consfeeling alienated at times (culturally and work wise), not included in important meetings

    Advice to Senior Managementinclude the new young designers as much as possible, they want to learn and want to grow with the firm

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a good big architecture firm, that comes with it's tradeoffs.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey hire good designers/architects early in their careers.

    ConsThey have a problem retaining the best talent as staff and designers mature.

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    Architectural Designer (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsBest place to work with the leadership are par excellent

    ConsThe training the compensation and the culture the environmental and the professionalism are really excellent.

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment

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

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    work is ok; pays very little

    Senior Designer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prostypical corporate benefit package;
    relatively stable; making money in international market especially in China and southeast Asia;
    depending on team, the individual may get good chance to take important responsibility

    Conspays little;
    annual raise is not based on performance but averaged out throughout the corporate;
    stressful work;
    senior management doesn't seem to care about employees' voice;
    the work environment in LA office can be improved;
    parking is super expensive and the office doesn't provide any support

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider better pay packages

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Creative professionals, slow professional growth, mediocre salary

    Designer (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsMost of the professionals at RTKL are very bright minds that come from some of the best schools. Their quality of work and diverse background can benefit anyone in the firm.

    ConsSome employees hardly speak English (depending on office location). Others are somewhat introverted and are not directly willing to lend a hand when in need.
    Most "teams" are just individuals doing his/her own task and these individuals do not necessarily offer assistance for the benefit of the group

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for, but not the best.

    Architectural Designer (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood place to work if you have adquired experience somewhere else - you will be given freedom to apply your experience.

    Good opportunities given to young people.

    Opportunities to work on large international projects.

    ConsBad place to work to gain experience from peers - lack of experienced technical architects.

    Most projects don't go further than DD.

    LACK of standards (REVIT, CAD, etc)... everybody does whatever they want. Everything is different from project to project... from sector to sector.

    LACK of quality control.

    Promotion process not transparent. Very few promotions on young staff, but a lot of promotions on the higher ranks.... where logic tells me it should be the other way arround.

    Lot of personal rotation. People seem to move along after 3 years or so...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great

    Urban Designer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosgreat team. travelling opportunities, good culture

    Conslong working hours,not great work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    commercial complex design

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosopportunities, good platform, open atmosphere

    Conssometimes overwork a little bit

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice

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    slavery salary

    Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    Prosfriendly environment, good managers, big name

    Conslow salary, low growth opportunity, corporate culture

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell it was a blast while it last

    ConsNeed to be more human than robotic dealing with known issues, instead of not listening to lower levels when they advise of the beginning of the problem which is ignored until problem gets out of hand

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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