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Updated May 4, 2017
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  1. "Interior Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aedas (More than a year)

    Pros

    good health insurance, and benefit. Have Bonus and raise every year. Nice staff, willing to teach and helpful.

    Cons

    Over hour working, office politics, play favourite.

    Advice to Management

    Be firm with your designs to influence client decision. Not always "bending over backwards" to please the client.


  2. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, learned a lot from the supervisor. Friday happy hour is great

    Cons

    nothing much to say. Everyone is good

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Poorly managed company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    lots of work, great opportunities to be exposed to different projects all over China. Very busy office

    Cons

    Design quality is low on average. there are some great projects, maybe 1 in 20. the rest are mediocre and poor. It is a company of quantity, not quality. There is very little technical knowledge and therefore building execution is very weak. perhaps 1/2 of all project contracts are only through SD phase. Therefore no quality control over final product. Senior leaders micro-manage and take credit for other's work. Some of the design directors make money for the firm and thus have job security, but they have too many projects on their plate, have no experience with quality product and this can't produce quality work.
    Junior staff is overworked and under appreciated and underpaid for their contribution. Leaders in HK really can't lead an office long distance very well, though they try hard.
    It is a culture of butt-kissing. Kiss the right one and you get promoted. It's not about skill, or talent that gets you to the top. It is common to be forced into a position that is not your expertise, then fired for not doing it well.

    Advice to Management

    downsize, only take full service contracts, focus on quality.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Not good as their Asia-wide brand"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Professional working environment. Technical standard system is great.

    Cons

    Management change continuously. The expat architects are inexperienced of local context.


  5. "Design Staff"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Architect in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great software and ability to use 3-D printer in the office when it did work. Also a very nice entry carpet and kitchen

    Cons

    Hong Kong office uses Shanghai office as drafting service after pushing out all the top quality designers three years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Do not embarrass your overseas employees for not being experts at Mandarin - if this language is mandatory- then say it in job offer. Also make it clear to new employees that Hong Kong office is the leaders and voice of Shanghai office


  6. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aedas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Young and talented Co-workers, pays well, good travel opportunities, lots of room to grow if you are eager to learn and advance.

    Cons

    Need to learn to deal with office politics and your work experience and opportunities may vary depending on the team and director you work under.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to staff team building and mentorship


  7. "Architectural - Finishes Manager"

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    Former Employee - Architectural - Finishes Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Architectural - Finishes Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They are a large Architectural Practice that is involved with the Public sector as well as Local Government and Education

    Cons

    I have no comment relating to downsides for this Company. They are a renowned practice that offer well constructed careers to there employers at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    An advice to management would relate to above Pros and Cons. Also, this Company is well known with recruitment agencies.

  8. "good place to have an internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    can participate in different stages in the project

    Cons

    the project type is somehow limited, they mainly work on commercial building, hotels in shanghai office


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Architectural Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Assistant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Architectural Assistant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are many kinds of projects, charlendging job

    Cons

    too busy for personal life. And have to OT quite a lot

    Advice to Management

    there should be a balance of the life and work load


  10. Helpful (1)

    "architectural designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    large scale project with supportive staff

    Cons

    poor income compare to local company

    Advice to Management

    better human resource management is required


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