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Updated Apr 17, 2014

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1.3 3 reviews

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Judit Fekete

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    Learned a lot, but there is a gap between management and employees

    Junior Designer (Current Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsSmall office, get exposed to all stages of design, if savy

    ConsMicro-management, and it comes from the top, gap between designers,

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of bad management

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

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    Worst place i ever worked.

    Junior Designer (Former Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsGood local Projects
    Being involve in many aspect of a project
    Friendly co workers(exclude managers and owner)

    ConsNo life/ work balance (all work) you may work everyday late and some times till morning
    No respect for employees(they yell and scream at you for even minor stuff)
    Below average benefits and salary ( you only receive 7 days sick and vacation for first two year)
    Extremely bad management. You never know when the deadline is or what should be done. you overdo many stuff.
    No protocol or standard for drawings ( this issue takes you triple time to finish a presentation)
    There is no value for people here
    In past 5 month 9 people left this office which proves how tough is working here
    Uneducated manager( mostly loyal traditional people without enough knowledge)
    High stress level working under managers
    No chance to promote. if you are good at modeling or rendering you stuck with that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople need to be treated more gentle. they are not slaves or people with no value. the best way to have more efficiency is to respect hardworking employees and give them the chance to grow.

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

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    Very bad work environment is little to no professional growth

    Junior Designer (Current Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsThere are interesting projects in the office. Minus Principals and associates, the coworkers are a pleasure to be with. Most architecture firms in LA knows how poorly the office is run and will understand your plight when applying.

    ConsCommunication between management (associates & principals) to staff is nill to none. Do not expect to be part of design charrette's or meetings. Horrible office environment that adhere's to the "burn & turn" (hire & fire) philosophy of running a business. Late nights is expected (typ. 7:30-8pm leave). Caustic method of giving direction by associates and principal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key to running a business. Your staff are people. Treating them like cattle probably isn't the best way to be attractive to current or new talent. Having such a poor office culture spreads like wild-fire through the architecture community.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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