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  1. Helpful (1)

    "great medium sized firm with a boutique feel."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drafter in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Drafter in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Baker Barrios Architects full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    its a team that is personal and professional, simultaneously respecting career and personal goals while focusing on the task at hand and providing the services the client is looking for.

    Cons

    if traffic commute is the only thorn in my side, i have nothing to complain about. maybe technology investments are needed to keep up with current software, but they are working on that.

    Advice to Management

    foster an environment to keep younger talent in order to pass the baton.


  2. "Can be a stepping stone, not a place to build a career for marketing/business development"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Business Development in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Baker Barrios Architects full-time

    Pros

    8am - 5pm schedule, weekends off, free downtown parking, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Principals are not invested in their employees and do not care if they learn or grow in the position. Proposal writing is really just copying and pasting, as management does not want to spend the time or energy it takes to create fresh, original content to win projects. Work atmosphere is isolated from the rest of the firm, making the day-to-day routine particularly boring and difficult to feel like part of the team overall. A handful of layoffs are happening within the company right now.

    Principals do not hold accountability for their own work and are quick to point fingers at their employees or agency partners, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Invest time, energy and effort into your employees to make them feel part of the team and make them want to stay with the company long-term.

    Stop gossiping so much and get to work.

    Human Resources should exercise discretion and keep matters confidential.

    Be considerate/mindful of your staff's work environment and make sure it is inclusive, professional and productive for them.

  3. "Can be misleading"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Baker Barrios Architects full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are few great people who works here. There are only two main offices in Orlando (about 40+ people and Tampa 10+). The location of the firm, is in the heart of downtown Orlando but it is in one of the cheapest new building built in the area in which is design by this company.

    Cons

    If you do not have enough experience, There are only few people that can actually have the right knowledge to answer your questions right. It is a very limited resources and career development. The structural system of the company are very vague. Information about salary increases and promotions are unclear and only the two owner can answer them. It seems all BBA Projects looks the same because there are only two people who design this project. You will never know when is your last day of working here because they let go great employee/s without any warning. Cut 10% of employees salary because of down turn and employs people with low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your Employees and pay them what they are suppose to get paid...