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Ankrom Moisan Architects Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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  1. "Can't beat the environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Family friendly, good benefits, great people. They've done a lot to build an employee culture that's supportive and encouraging for their team members.

    Cons

    Can't think of any atm.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2019-06-20
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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and work/life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized when delegating projects and work loads.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2019-02-25
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice office with standing desks.

    Cons

    Low pay and filled with old leadership that can't operate with or develop young talent. Revolving door of young talent b/c leadership won't remove dead weight. Leadership seems to prefer drama/gossip rather than analyzing overpaid senior employees and truly ineffective staff.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try not to be something you're not.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2019-01-24
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    "Lots of great people-"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best part about AMA is there are very few jerks. Generally it’s a very friendly, non competitive culture where people want to see each other succeed, and work as a team. Communication and team leadership are usually good, as people have been working together for a long time. Focus is on maintaining client relationships - which is nice compared to firms where it’s all about the punishing bottom line. Recently went...

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    Cons

    The Board is a black box, and no- one is clear on firm financials or firm goals. Leadership is a slippery ladder, as it’s been greased by people there ten years or longer before you. Definitely have to put in the time to see results. There are a couple fiefdoms- probably natural in a big firm. Find out who your team lead will be and what they work on. Can be not very progressive architecturally, though there are pockets...

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    Advice to Management

    More focus and transparency build trust in leadership. Explain the vision, show progress, and follow through so we can all feel proud of our accomplishments.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2018-12-25
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Interior Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    More flexible work schedule than you would find at other architecture firms. Good compensation plan for time off.

    Cons

    Pay was not up to par for the cost of living in Portland. They went through a big growth period and then had to let many people go due to poor financial management. Higher ups were not aware of everything going on at lower levels and it seemed they were not interested in fighting for good employees who were leaving. Quantity over quality.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2018-12-09
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Great peers, mixed management, below market compensation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    Many genuine, caring people work here. There is mentorship and opportunity for growth for those who seek it out. Acceptable level of work-life balance in general. Support for licensure.

    Cons

    The compensation is well below market rate, upper management is out of touch with what matters to employees and makes decisions that lack vision. Heavy male bias in certain roles and perception of gender pay inequity. Not a clear design process on certain teams and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Need more training at the executive level, especially CEO leadership. Need to improve at recognizing and rewarding the talents of the company's many hard workers rather than gravitating to shiny objects and misguided branding campaigns.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2018-09-05
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Unique Company with Exciting Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    The work environment at AMA is full of collaboration, creativity, and uniqueness. Team members constantly challenge each other to be bigger and better, pushing one another to think "outside the box" to make the magic happen. The office is fun, warm, welcoming, and friendly. Ankrom Moisan works hard to provide a great work/life balance for their employees. They are flexible with their scheduling, provide comp. time/production...

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    Cons

    Say what you will about the layoffs a year ago. Mistakes were made, cutbacks needed to happen, yes. It was difficult for some but as a result, the AMA machine seems to be moving in the right direction once again. Since the cutbacks, not all of the pre-2017 benefits have returned. Sometimes decision-making can be slow and you must consistently follow up, but push enough and you'll get what you're looking for.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They are your biggest sales tool. Keep them happy and the company will prosper.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2018-08-31
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and the projects are getting better and better!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've never worked at a company where I truly like everyone I work with. I think we're all fairly laid back, easy going architects and designers that want to do great work. There are no egos here and the company prides themselves on it. Work-life balance is alive and well here and the projects are managed fairly well. When you work over your 40 for the week you can either take that time in comp time or get a quarterly...

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    Cons

    The lay-offs last year put a dark cloud over our reputation and our employees, but I think the firm is working to overcome that and be stronger on the other side.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the staff and don't be afraid to make big changes!

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2018-08-22
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Nice people. Low Pay."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    Work with mostly nice people. Pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Not a financially feasible place to work at. Extremely low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and Retain talent.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2018-08-09
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    "Do the benefits outweigh the negatives?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with Excellent experience for those new to the field Beautiful office Secondary benefits such as transportation, kegerator, education

    Cons

    Instability in leadership leads to instability in the company Frustrated culture due to massive layoffs throughout the company history No real path of growth for those who have put time into the company Intense political intrigue amongst different teams and offices

    Advice to Management

    Require greater accountability from Managing Principals Stop looking after yourselves first ACTUALLY support entrepreneurship amongst staff by ensure their efforts are approved company-wide, don't just use it as a passive attempt to ignore staff requests

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2018-06-02
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