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NBBJ Overview

Seattle, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1943
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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For more than 75 years, NBBJ has been guided by a vision to design for life. We are an award-winning global design and architecture firm, a creative company fueled by ideas, and a place where everyone is empowered to contribute to creating a better practice. Recognized as the ... Read more

NBBJ Reviews

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  • "San Francisco Office: Best Architectural office I have worked for"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at NBBJ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive environment, innovative, creative, great projects, design focused, great mentor-ship, great resources and support expertise from other offices, fun & exciting, great benefits!

    Cons

    They need a new monitor in the conference room. Lighter laptops

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NBBJ Interviews

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    Project Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 10+ months. I interviewed at NBBJ (New York, NY) in May 2018.

    Interview

    NBBJ NY - unprofessional interview experience. Upon arrival, there was no receptionist waiting - empty desk and had to wait for 15mins before the receptionist came in from "lunch" - interview time was by then already running more tha 10 minutes behind from the scheduled time through no fault of mine. No apology from receptionist for showing up late and said he would "message" the interviewers to inform (I would expect a minimum a call, especially knowing that interviewee was waiting while no one present and it was past the interview time) Regardless, slience went for another 25 minutes - eventually, one interviewer out of three scheduled showed up past the 35 minutes late - there was no explanation as to why the interviewer was this late. The two other interviewers scheduled did not have the minimum professionalism to show up - no prescence - it ended up becoming one and one interview for the process, which found not to be transparent.

    During the short interview, the interviewer mentioned of regretting to leaving the older firm(s) the interviewer worked in the past, with the statement along the line of "I have left some firms I worked in the past a little too early"- found that conversation to be inappropriate for an interview.

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NBBJ Awards & Accolades

  • - Ranked the most innovative architecture firm in the world, Fast Company, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Medium), Best Companies Group, 2008

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