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Ankrom Moisan Architects Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Happy to be part of this amazing firm with great people!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Interior Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects

    Pros

    -LOTS of room for growth in your career. Many leadership opportunities available. -Very entrepreneurial and encourages everyone to be part of bringing in new work and being part of business development. -Supportive staff environment. There isn't the competition you see at other firms. There are a lot of social work events and opportunities to make friends with your co-workers. Upper management is very approachable....

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    Cons

    -We are currently squeezed into an office that is too small for our almost 100 person Seattle staff and we are spread out in 3 different locations...but our new office is under construction so this is just a temporary inconvenience. -Because the office is growing so quickly they are having to do a little catch up to create more structure and standards. This can be slightly frustrating for some, but there are opportunities...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue whatever you are doing because it is working! Keep working on diversifying market sectors.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2015-09-21

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    September 29, 2015HR Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback ! We're glad to hear the flexible work schedule options are working great for you and the kiddos. :) We're working hard to put the structure we need in place, so that we're smooth sailing in time for the big move in February. We truly appreciate ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Architect Intern"

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    Current Employee - BIM Lead in Portland, OR
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects

    Pros

    Wonderful people! Everyone is very friendly! They use Revit, but have a very structured approach to using Revit.... at least it's better than a firm that still uses AutoCrap. The projects are ok, depends on who you're working with (team). Overall, very pleasant company to work for. They promote mindfulness and no egos. An architecture firm that doesn't promote egos?!? I know, I didn't believe it at first but everyone...

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    Cons

    Office location, but that's changing Spring 2016! AMA is moving to downtown Portland along the waterfront in a building they designed!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2015-08-21

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    August 24, 2015HR ASSISTANT

    We love to hear that we are fostering a creative and collaborative environment for all of our employees! Moving downtown will be exciting and refreshing! Thank you for your feedback!

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate, Interior Designer 
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects

    Pros

    Ankrom Moisan is an amazing company. Both the projects we do and the inter office culture are great. It is an extremely collaborative environment, full of support and hard working people. If you take the initiative then the sky is the limit. If you have ideas for things you want to do and speak up about them, then most likely you will be able to do it here. They foster an environment for employees to grow, learn from...

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    Cons

    I dont have any cons.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2015-08-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
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    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    No ego atmosphere, interesting mixed use projects, you get paid for every hour worked even if salary, incentives for healthy living.

    Cons

    I imagine like all firms, wages seem low. Impossible to know if really fairly compensated. Also, some parts of management are better than others

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2015-06-29

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    July 14, 2015HR Manager

    We're glad you've enjoyed your tenure over the last 10 years with AMA! We've shared your feedback with the leadership team and hope the next ten years are as equally positive, if not better! Thank you for your continued loyalty and hard work. :)

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time

    Pros

    Great culture for interns and lots of company perks

    Cons

    Rapid growth due to increase of AM's housing sector

    Advice to Management

    Manage growth before growth manages the company

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2015-06-09

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    July 14, 2015HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback!! We're glad to hear you felt we foster an environment that's intern friendly. We've shared your feedback with the leadership teams in both offices and are working hard to get 'ahead' of our fast growing firm! Best of luck, to wherever you've landed next. ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, good work!"

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

    I have been working at Ankrom Moisan Architects

    Pros

    Excellent office environment, family atmosphere, promotion from within, great opportunities for personal and career growth.

    Cons

    Firm is separated into teams and only one or two teams get the high design jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees opportunity to move continuously between project teams to work on different job types.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2015-01-31

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    August 4, 2015HR Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback. I am very happy that you enjoy being part of our "family".

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Finally found my home"

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

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

    Pros

    -The office culture at the Seattle office is unlike anywhere else I've ever worked. It is a very laid back, friendly, helpful, encouraging group of people. This is the first firm I've worked at where I've seen people put their work aside to help other co-workers who have too much on their plate. There are lots of fun office events to mingle with each other (bowling, sailing, karaoke) . I laugh with my co-workers every...

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    Cons

    -If you are the kind of person that waits to be told what to do, you may lose your way here. It is a very fast paced environment and there isn't much micromanagement. -The Seattle office is growing at a very rapid rate (tons of work!), so they are just implementing some structure in the firm now and sometimes that can cause confusion.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep up the good work! -Implement a little more structure into the firm.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2014-09-19

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    July 14, 2015HR Manager

    We're so glad to hear you've found the Seattle office to be a rewarding, unique place to work! Thank you for the feedback, as it's extremely valuable.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Architectural Intern"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Intern in Portland, OR
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What an amazing place. The office culture is top of the line. The people are amazing, the studio is amazing, the work is great. The principals are all team players, yet focused on high level planning. The IT groups is progressing. The BIM group is developing. There is room to grow. There is a lot of work. Time off polices are top notch. There are amazing perks. There is a lot of support from peers.

    Cons

    The roles are blurred. The Interior group does some Architecture. Project Managers do PM and PA roles. Project Architects do PA and Revit Lead roles. Intern Architects do PA and Revit Lead roles. It's semi-hierarchical. The BIM Manager lacks some vision. The pay is low. Too low for a working professional. Due to the amount of work there is a lot of overtime (it's a nice problem to have).

    Advice to Management

    The pay is below average. People stick around because the culture is amazing. It's difficult to hire new talent with compensation levels so low. We're loosing out to other firms.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2014-08-17

    Ankrom Moisan Architects Response

    August 4, 2015HR Generalist

    The Portland studio strives to provide everyone the room for growth and the culture is AMAZING here! Thank you for your feedback, it's always good to hear from our staff on how we can make the firm even better.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very casual and laid back. Administered a diverse infrastructure."

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Portland, OR
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    I worked at Ankrom Moisan Architects full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the culture. Stewart Ankrom and Tom Moisan are very cool guys and very approachable. My time was never micro managed. I had the freedom to work on projects as my time allowed.

    Cons

    For a long time I was the only Systems Administrator. There was a IT manager and one help desk. The company didn't seem to understand the value of having someone keeping their infrastructure running. They knew we were important but the pay didn't show.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest yearly salary evaluations where pay was adjusted based on local industry standards.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2014-07-25
  10. "Well established architectural firm with a wide breadth of design experience and personalities."

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    Current Employee - Associate Architectural Designer in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible, participatory organization with good design principles.

    Cons

    Organic organizational style makes roles often unclear and loafers not obvious.

    Ankrom Moisan Architects2012-09-13
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