SHW Group

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SHW Group Reviews

Updated April 28, 2014
Updated April 28, 2014
7 Reviews

3.7
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall. A good work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people, the projects generally turn out well. They offer the whole week between Christmas and New Year's Day off without using vacation days, which is great.

    Cons

    Very few people get to participate in the actual "design process"... everyone else is mostly a "draftsman."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shifting to more of a "studio" environment where everyone has a hand in the design process will likely increase the quality of projects and lead to more satisfied employees.

  2.  

    Excellent place to work. Very fair.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff  in  Berkley, MI
    Current Employee - Staff in Berkley, MI

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for those who wish to grow and take their career into their own hands. Company has a great policy of giving the week off between Christmas and new Years. Company has been growing the least three years which has opened positions.

    Cons

    Mentoring. Very little mentoring for those wanting to become partners.Firm seems weak in the project manager area. Managers are not good at giving out information on decisions and deadlines. everything seems to be last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people with a real mentoring program. Upper management seems to be strong, but seems to be lacking in the next level. No clear program on training people for future roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long-term employee provided with great opportunity for career growth but little leadership

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

    Pros

    SHW Group is an incredibly friendly working environment. The atmosphere is casual, the pace is fast and the firm is always innovating.

    Cons

    The firm is always innovating which means that non-architectural staff are the last in line for professional development, growth and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and hold leaders accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad company that will go bankrupt soon.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice facility, some good people.

    Cons

    High turnover, plenty of politics, bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic, dont play favorites, be fair. Stop the high turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, good environment, ok benefits, travel oppostunity, good training program

    Cons

    none that I can think ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Passion for Architecture and a commitment to good design.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 3D Artist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Houston, TX

    Pros

    A small architecture design company totally committed to the art of architecture. Award winning designs and good people. Based in Houston. One on one direct collaboration with co-workers. No feeling of being lost in a big company. When you work here, you are an integral part of the project. Management made a strong effort to stay ahead of technological curves and produce Leed qualified designs. I liked the people and the place and would go back.

    Cons

    The economy has not been good to small architecture firms and this is one place that suffered with quite a few layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I could give would be to branch out on their design expertise--but I believe since I've been there, they already have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good solid firm, need to be more fair and communicative with employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Fair compensation and good benefits package. Opportunity to take on new roles and challenges within your position and grow laterally.

    Cons

    Communication within the firm can be poor, especially in regard to staffing issues. Workload can be quite heavy, with no recognition or added benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the extra work and effort people put in, work on communicating better - both with the staff and between offices.

    Recommends

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