Rockwell Group Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
12 Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing Company for Creativity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic portfolio, great design opportunities, strong company culture

    Cons

    Hours can be long and deadlines tight. Company works in service to the founder/CEO's vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to create media recognition opportunities for mid-level staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing variety of projects and talented people.

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Group full-time

    Pros

    Great creative projects. Designers are encouraged to take risks and experiment. Many smart, talented designers.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional work culture. The company has very little concern for career development, and the review process is haphazard.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Super creavtive

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

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to work with hyper creative people and get to learn from one of the best design teams.

    Cons

    They only typically do up to design development so if you're looking for a place that will teach you construction, this will not be the place to learn.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    so so

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Group full-time

    Pros

    few good things but OK

    Cons

    Few cons, none major OK place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    new board members

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time

    Pros

    Great office location, good people, great projects.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Dogs all over the place, not everyone thinks this is a good thing. Employees best interest is never considered.

    Recommends
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    Rockwell Group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Group

    Pros

    Interesting, creative, fun, challenging place to work

    Cons

    Old building, offices need to be renovated

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great projects,but not a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer/Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer/Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Glamour projects and top Clients
    Top firm for Hospitality,Restaurant and Entertainment design
    Very casual environment

    Cons

    Competitive with many Design Divas (not always really talented).
    Everyone smiles at you, but people are often not collaborative. Sometimes they talk behind your back to avoid sharing responsiblities in case of a problem.
    Long hours
    Office is caothic and with a lack of leadership.
    Frequent changes in the team with new hiring and laid offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign precise responsibilities and goals. Motivate people in staying and make people more collaborative. Just allowing the employees in bringing their dog at work, or inviting them to an happy hour doesn't mean that it's a cool place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    wild ride with no one driving

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    Current Employee - Creative Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rockwell Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really nice people and great client base

    Cons

    Very chaotic at times with leadership of design culture lacking.

    Recommends
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hi ceiling for experience, Low ceiling for salary growth

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Rockwell Group offers the opportunity for young & talented designers to work on high-profile and high-interest hospitality, retail, and other projects. The studio is pleasant, casual, and comfortable, and the coworkers are generally wonderful people. I've made more friends while here than at any other firm. There's often a happy hour somewhere in the office, which is conveniently located near almost everything fun.

    Also, bring your (well-behaved) puppy to work, and wear whatever you want.

    Cons

    As with many design firms, they do allow for a great deal of financial advancement in the firm. Hours tend to be long, paid holidays are few, and there are limited vacation days. This tends to lead to a high turnover.

    Additionally, one could argue that they often give too much leeway to younger (read: inexperienced) designers that can lead to project mismanagement or an inconsistent quality of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's reward people who are interested in staying a bit longer than the average couple years. Perhaps if there was a plan in place to compensate project-manager-level employees, they would want to stay.

    Recommends
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    Had a great time.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rockwell Group

    Pros

    Very creative and joyful environment.

    Cons

    Everyone at the office kept to themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much.

    Recommends

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