Sasaki Associates

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Sasaki Associates Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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3.2 17 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Sasaki Associates Managing Principal James Miner

James Miner

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great place to work with wonderful office culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Watertown, MA

    ProsPeople are incredibly smart and passionate about what they do
    Collaboration between disciplines happens on a daily basis
    Generous salary and benefits packages

    ConsThere is not enough parking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Landscape Architect (Current Employee) Watertown, MA

    ProsLack of hierarchy allows for best ideas to shine through.
    Good potential for growth and success because of support of an entrepenurial spirit

    ConsDeadlines can sometimes be difficult and create work/life balance issues. Travel requirements increase as individuals become more senior.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more responsibility to younger professionals and trust them to take on more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    large established firm. . . collaborative environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Watertown, MA

    Prosinitial 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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementsuggestions would include less structured presentations/meetings and more simplified conversations addressing the firm's vision/ design/ goals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosinterdiscplinary environment good management and nice professional training

    Consless design orientated, best of work orientated

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Watertown, MA

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Generally a good place to work

    Professional Staff Architect (Former Employee) Watertown, MA

    Prosgood office culture with professionals who care about design and innovation

    Consi didn't feel that i had opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementallow more professional advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    opportunities for growth to a point.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy commute nice work environment

    Consdefinite path that doesn't fit all types of employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like Higher Education

    Interior Architect (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat collaboration, talented people, nice office environment

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    limited opportunities at a prestigious firm

    Landscape Architect (Former Employee) Watertown, MA

    Prosnice work environment in a beautiful location, diverse and peremier projects from all over the world

    Consstrange office environment, some of the terrible people tend to dominate the atmosphere , though most of the people are nice and helpful.

    Advice to Senior Managementshould be smart in telling what is the most important and what is not important in implementing work, and should encouraging the passion of their fellow coworkers and

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

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    Use to be a good, respectable place. Seems to be struggling with recovery and leadership.

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Watertown, MA

    ProsA lot of great people to work with at a social and professional level. Good benefits package. Great commitment to sustainability work. Excellent commuter benefits.

    ConsLack of competitive salaries. Far too many partners (40+) for the size of the firm (240). A divide has formed between the older and younger partners. Morale is low due to ongoing layoffs, lack of work, and poor leadership. Layoffs were expected in 2009 and 2010 due to the economy, but a few weeks after a company meeting in 2011 where they said no more layoffs they laid off about a dozen more people. Other firms appear to be recovering in the Boston area (hiring) while things remain flat at Sasaki. People are really beginning to question management, just not directly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince the CEO is retiring the idea of leading the company by committee is certain death. The partners have always had difficulty agreeing and for some reason they think it is going to work to run the company by committee.

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