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AvroKO Design Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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  1. "Senior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AvroKO Design full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Projects are fast paced, conceptual and interesting. Owners and leadership are hands on and supportive without micro managing. Everyone is very open to ideas and collaboration. Great culture and restaurant perks.

    Cons

    A lot of travel and sometimes looooong hours.

    Advice to Management

    Although the pay is good, would like to see a tiered bonus system where individuals could hit milestones to earn a bigger bonus.

    AvroKO Design2018-04-06
  2. "Management needs help"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AvroKO Design full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great design, talented designers, interesting projects

    Cons

    Poorly managed, needs help with the growth they are experiencing. Some actual structure would be great, instead new policies just keep being implemented and not followed through on.

    AvroKO Design2019-06-14
  3. "How Are They Still In Business?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AvroKO Design full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing work / talented designers, strategists, etc. - Good perks when I worked there. Free shift drink at a company restaurant and discounts. Frequent sponsored happy hours. - Laid back atmosphere - (Mostly) nice and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - Financially mismanaged. Vendors upset. Bills unpaid. Trouble with the government / taxes. - Operationally mismanaged. Not sure how they've become so successful when they clearly don't know how to run a business properly. - Management mismanaged. Supervisors don't know how to properly lead, give feedback, or give you direction related to your own job / career, etc. - Barely any room to grow - Partners come up with...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop overworking all of the employees, especially the HR/admin/finance staff. If you're growing, hire more help. Take a management course. Because you are a good / seasoned designer does not make you an effective leader. HR is laughable - hire more HR staff (1 person for 300+ employees is unheard of!).

    AvroKO Design2019-06-12
  4. "The Best Team Ever"

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      Former Employee - Office Manager 

      I worked at AvroKO Design full-time

      Pros

      The team is amazing, happy hours, events, discounts at the restaurants.

      Cons

      Just normal office drama. Also advancement opportunities

      AvroKO Design2019-03-29
    • Helpful (2)

      "Problematic, No Direction, and No Leadership"

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      Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at AvroKO Design full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Restaurant Perks. Free Snacks. Occasional Office Parties (Alcohol mainly). Once per year all expense paid vacation of office choosing. 401K. Health/Dental Insurance. One free paid personal day (must be used on or after birthday per year or lose it). Music On Everyday. Half Days Prior To Holiday.

      Cons

      Sick/Paid Time Off are combined as one and will not be tallied separately. Getting reimbursed for expenses at sloooooow rate. WORK Before Life Balance! No Salary Increases. Just Bonuses. Occasional Employees/Contractors Leaving Over The Course of The Month. Financials Are Questionable. Working In Nice Office But In Runned-Down Buildings. Over Doing Your Job Description. Few Holidays Celebrated. Expect to be paid a month...

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      Advice to Management

      Need Better Direction. Budget Management Is A Huge Issue. Financials Needs To Be Oversee Carefully ("GOING CONCERN"). Labor Management Issues. Lacking Employees For Needed Positions. Distribution Of Labor Needs To Be More Fair.

      AvroKO Design2019-02-09
    • Helpful (3)

      "Going Downhill"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at AvroKO Design full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Relaxed atmosphere and incredible team/co-workers!

      Cons

      Studios are understaffed, underpaid and over stressed. Constant revolving door of employee’s and not enough administrative support. When the strongest people on the team have been leaving on a consistent basis over the last year, it’s time to pay attention!

      Advice to Management

      Restructure, restructure, restructure. Hire more staff and create a more efficient flow of processes.

      AvroKO Design2018-08-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "Intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at AvroKO Design full-time

      Pros

      great projects, responsibility, small studio

      Cons

      working overtime, small office, rushed deadlines

      AvroKO Design2017-03-28
    • "Great Firm"

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        Former Employee - Junior Designer in New York, NY

        I worked at AvroKO Design for more than a year

        Pros

        Fun projects to work on! Great atmosphere. Travel opportunities.

        Cons

        Need to allow more opportunities to grow.

        AvroKO Design2016-11-17
      • Helpful (1)

        "Designer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at AvroKO Design

        Pros

        Great people at a highly creative firm that produces excellent, award-winning work. Unique company that designs but also owns and operates their own restaurants and bars. Opportunity for travel. Work hard, play hard mentality. Actively trying to build more of a company culture.

        Cons

        Long hours (but that's to be expected at a design firm). Little to no mentorship and no formal HR, ownership not very involved in the day to day and don't get to know the employees. Limited opportunity for significant financial growth.

        Advice to Management

        Management/ownership needs to take a stronger interest in taking care of their employees. Provide a clearer path for professional development and growth.

        AvroKO Design2016-06-16
      • "Great Design"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at AvroKO Design

        Pros

        Great projects and co-workers. Family environment. Open to discussion.

        Cons

        Poor compensation and benefits. System not organized firmly yet.

        AvroKO Design2016-04-17
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