I have been working at Buchan Group full-time
Great work life balance, little overtime undertaken
Developing new and improved culture
Great work space
Given opportunities if you show passion and aptitude
Can work on any part of a project
Design culture needs to improve
Mostly retail work
Advice to Management
Focus on developing an improved design culture
I worked at Buchan Group (More than 3 years)
As an architect you work on retail projects so if you want retail experience this may be an opening, if you want to be a work horse.
CEO is an Engineer for an architecture firm, runs the business like a factory, micromanaging everything to the last possible cent. No authority except his is acceptable. People in management are incompetent and cannot make decisions. So much politics that makes parliament look like a doll house, thees people spend more time trying to shore up their position because of incompetence than actually doing work. If you join this company you will encounter severe depression as so many people leave because of the politics and incompetence. There are much better companies to work for than Buchan. Culture of this company will sap your life away.
Advice to Management
Management is absolutely useless. They are focused on themselves and how much money they are going to make out of employees. There is the illusion of openness but behind the scenes they want to milk employees for everything they can get. This company is not one to be recommended and unless management undergoes major changes they will fail. They have been lucky in work because of the demand in retail / mixed use projects but their luck is about to run out. Get a new CEO, and get people in positions of leadership who not driven purely by self-interest and greed at the cost of employees.
Buchan is a leading architecture firm in retail design industry. It offers flexible working environment.
need training to work on design stage
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