I worked at Ayers Saint Gross full-time
Aside from some high intensity meetings that can't be avoided in the world of architecture, the overall atmosphere of the firm is relaxed. The people are very nice, especially to new employees. If you do not know how to do something there is always someone available to help you. Overall a good entry level experience
Certain principle architects let their ego get in the way at times towards other associate architects. Some of them are very old school and stuck in certain ways of doing things. But this is largely towards other senior architects, not so much the junior staff
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ayers Saint Gross (Baltimore, MD) in November 2016.
I submitted a resume and cover letter online, then was contacted shortly after by their human resources. She asked if there was a good time to call to chat about the position. Over the phone, she asked a couple questions and then asked when I would like to have an interview. I went in for an in-person interview the next week and interviewed with the marketing managers. After the interview, I was asked to submit a few samples of my work. I emailed the marketing managers a few questions, which they said was fine to do, but never heard a response back. Then,, unfortunately, the company that I was currently employed at was contacted by Ayers Saint Gross and alerted them of my interview, even though I had not put down anyone at my current company as a reference. This was blatantly unprofessional, and highly disrespectful of my privacy. About a week later I was contacted by human resources to let me know of their decision.
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