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Ankrom Moisan Architects Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Tons of Potential"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large scale project experience is neat Computers and Servers were always up Parties?

    Cons

    The primary reason I chose to leave was the lack of design leadership and a somewhat costly habit of trying to convince everyone to agree with the idea before someone will take the responsibility to issue a direction. When I was there, we had just gotten a few projects which were a bit too big for the experience level of the firm. Quality control was great for graphics, but a lot of projects went out the door too...

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    Advice to Management

    Delay and the lack of direction can look just as bad as making the wrong decision. Focus on the projects currently being designed. Budget more fee for CA. Learn staff member's personalities, specialties, and desires. Pair up Design and Construction Principals to lead studios / teams.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2017-09-09
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Run away from this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    Wine and beer on tap.

    Cons

    This place is a sinking ship. They spent way too much money over the last few years building a new headquarters and acquiring a firm in San Francisco, and it's just now catching up to them. As a result, mass layoffs are happening as the company scrambles to cover costs. The culture is also extremely negative and toxic, especially for women and anyone who isn't an old white man.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who can manage it better than you.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2017-08-16
  3. Helpful (12)

    "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good onboarding procedures set up, but once you're "integrated," you're on your own. Opportunity for professional development or training, often times it was because there spare time because there was no actual project assigned.

    Cons

    This company hires warm bodies. Management thinks firm size matters. The firm's emphasis is more on building the firm "empire" than on successfully integrating new staff into the fold. It took 6 months to be assigned to a legit project and the whole time direct managers had no clue what skills, talents and abilities their employees had. It became obvious the company expects people to find their own way. If you don't...

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    Advice to Management

    This firm does a lot of things right, but they fail BIG on some very important things. Given the firm's status, the firm could be a huge positive influence in the industry. But people are commodities here. Management needs to - but likely will not - rethink their cynical values. Currently, this company is an empire built for the benefit of it's senior leadership at the expense of under-appreciated and under-utilized...

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    Ankrom Moisan Architects2017-06-07

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    June 16, 2017HR Manager

    I can assure you that Ankrom Moisan takes lay-offs very seriously. We recognize that being laid-off is a life changing event for the staff member that is affected. It can be disheartening, traumatic, and can produce feelings of anger and despair. As such, we try to make the ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "design, licensed architect, design detailing"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    people, pay, benefits, work environment

    Cons

    favoritism, pigeon-holing of talents so that you cannot move upward to another level

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2017-02-24
  5. Helpful (2)

    "This place rocks!"

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

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture of this office is very fun, open and full of energy. The president sets the tone with a great sense of humor! I know, right? Love working at a place where you can laugh and have fun while doing a great job.

    Cons

    The huge glass windows in the office lets in too much light for some.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the caring culture.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2016-12-20

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    February 3, 2017HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Thrilled to hear you still love coming to work and helping make AMA a place where people thrive. Our big beautiful windows do let in a lot of sunlight, eh? We're hoping to address this with roller shades in the next few months. Hang in there!

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Places and Awesome People"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The culture within the firm is inspiring: managers and supervisors seem to understand and operate under the idea that a happy person is a happy employee. They really seem to care about you as a person before you as a worker. This makes it very easy to want to come to work and interact with your coworkers and get stuff done! -The new Portkand location, which JUST opened (early Dec 2016) is beautiful! It encourages...

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    Cons

    -While it is a very inclusive firm, there are a few people who view themselves as above the rest of us, and act like it, even though they are not managers or principles. -There are only a few Design Leads, and they don't always listen to the people consulting them...which ends up wasting fee and creating bad blood between them and others in the office.

    Advice to Management

    -More real DESIGN opportunities for EVERYONE...not just established "Design Leads" -More opportunities for non-developer driven work - which would increase the reputation the firm has within the emerging design community.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2016-12-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Family friendly, great people, team oriented

    Cons

    Very large firm, not great salaries

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency, increase diversity, promote women

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2016-11-07

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    June 16, 2017HR Manager

    Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you feel the culture is a family friendly environment. We're happy to say we promoted several women at the start of 2017, and are finding more and more ways to be more communicative with the overall offices. We're happy to hear you have a positive ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, benefit package and production bonus. HR and most of the principals are nice people

    Cons

    Projects are limited in housing / hospitality , hard to change to global or international firms. Compensation and bonuses varies person to person, some team or principal are more generous than other team/ principal, standard is not clear.

    Advice to Management

    It will be great to give employee more opportunity in different practice area.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2016-10-27
  9. "Opportunity to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    You will get opportunity, The firm is dedicated to the development of employees, Cross Market Sector Experience, The firm is fun!Leadership is very approachable and inclusive.

    Cons

    Can be a bit disorganized.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2016-08-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    Good range of work being done by many capable people.

    Cons

    Exclusiveness among some departments hampers positive attitude and teamwork firmwide.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2016-05-02

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    February 3, 2017HR Manager

    We're sorry to hear you experienced some level of exclusivity while you were here... we hope you were able to gain valuable experience during your tenure to help elevate your career. We've shared this feedback with leadership and will work harder be more inclusive, moving forward. ...

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