RTKL Associates

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RTKL Associates Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
46 Reviews
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46 Reviews
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RTKL Associates President & CEO Lance K. Josal
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RTKL Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been able to learn a lot about architecture since I have been here. Office culture is good and is getting better. Benefits have improved over the years. Work-life balance is improving, however, when there are deadlines, the balance goes away.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are making sure the right staff is hired with the right skillsets. Sometimes companies hire warm bodies, and that is not always a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management may travel a lot, however, it behooves them to still make time for subordinates. Need to let the staff know they are important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A new experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RTKL Associates

    Pros

    I enjoyed the Downtown Dallas location.

    Cons

    It is a growing compay.

  3.  

    Descent place to work

    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Miami, FL

    I worked at RTKL Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good projects and nice people.

    Cons

    The salary and benefits could be better.

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  5.  

    BIG BUSINESS, NICE PROJECTS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern Architect in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at RTKL Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The projects is definitely world class

    Cons

    as many other large companies, low efficiency in human resource management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Architectural designer

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at RTKL Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The training the compensation and the culture the environmental and the professionalism are really excellent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people, leave newer designers out of the loop a bit which makes them feel like interns rather than part of the team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at RTKL Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Designer

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at RTKL Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work with the leadership are par excellent

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RTKL Associates

    Pros

    They hire good designers/architects early in their careers.

    Cons

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

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    work is ok; pays very little

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    typical 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

    Cons

    pays 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 ManagementAdvice

    consider better pay packages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Creative professionals, slow professional growth, mediocre salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at RTKL Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most 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.

    Cons

    Some 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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