Sasaki Associates Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Graphic Design Intern

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    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide variety of clients, interesting work, definite appreciation for all iterations of design, very multi-disciplinary, clearly value their interns, didn't feel belittled

    Cons

    Not a huge amount of cohesion within the Graphic Design Department, some work was particularly tedious, graphic designers often were asked to do menial work because they were the only ones with knowledge of the Creative Suite

    Advice to Management

    Expand the Graphic Design department to include production artists and project managers that cater specifically to the work being done within the department.


  2. Great works, great work-life balance

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    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sasaki Associates as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The projects are amazing, and the design documents are always in high quality. Almost the best work-life balance, and good for us to pursue certificates.

    Cons

    For beginners, seems a bit less intense. Not that much opportunities to get in touch with principles.


  3. large established firm. . . collaborative environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sasaki Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    initial experience was greatly positive, there are many obvious perks that are offered (yoga classes, in house art exhibits,) also many young talented designers who work here

    Cons

    the firm is a long standing establishment with over 200 employees, change and flexible structure is not something that happens quickly

    Advice to Management

    suggestions would include less structured presentations/meetings and more simplified conversations addressing the firm's vision/ design/ goals


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  5. excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    interdiscplinary environment good management and nice professional training

    Cons

    less design orientated, best of work orientated


  6. Best entrepreneurial environment and diverse firm that I have worked for!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sasaki Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and amazing projects and clients. A great place to develop your career.

    Cons

    Sasaki has a great reputation internationally for planning and we need to make that the case for our other disciplines too.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to shake things up and try new things. Change is not a bad thing!


  7. Generally a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Professional Staff Architect in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Professional Staff Architect in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasaki Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good office culture with professionals who care about design and innovation

    Cons

    i didn't feel that i had opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    allow more professional advancement


  8. If you like Higher Education

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    Former Employee - Interior Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Interior Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great collaboration, talented people, nice office environment

    Cons

    Repetitious building types, top heavy management, "playing it safe"


  9. opportunities for growth to a point.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy commute nice work environment

    Cons

    definite path that doesn't fit all types of employees



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