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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great office culture!"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer, III Years Experience in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer, III Years Experience in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've never been with an office with such a strong and communal social culture. The camaraderie there makes the work that much easier - and it's already good/challenging work to be a part of to begin with.

    Cons

    It's a difficult office to grow within. Opportunities to show you can handle responsibilities are few in number, but they are there. Patience is required, but you need more of it than at other offices.

    Advice to Management

    Try to build in more opportunities for the youth in your office to grow. There are incredibly talented individuals there, and the most frequent compliant I heard of - which there were few of - was a lack of career opportunities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generous salary, a few cool colleagues, funky office space

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, poor management, cliquey internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying. With social media, we find out the truth sooner or later.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good design, office culture leaves something to be desired"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great design, great reputation, great location

    Cons

    Philadelphia office culture is very clique-y and difficult to navigate. Nasty comments and talking behind the backs of others gets in the way of the work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No place is perfect!"

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    Current Employee - Project Architect in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with the best and the brightest. Excellent designers and thinkers. Committed to the craft of building.

    Cons

    Depending on the principle involved, the project will either be managed well or poorly.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great office space, people are extremely nice, and great projects. I learned a lot from working here.

    Cons

    One rotten apple spoils the bunch. It's a bit hard to fit in, not the best managed firm.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, it definitely feels like a family and people are dedicated and excited.

    Cons

    Some of the work is monotonous (which is tied to one of the big clients).