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Cooper Carry Inc. Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Care about the employees. Very productive environment. Nice breakroom / kitchen. Very conscious about the environment and promote it.

    Cons

    Can be very quiet and stuffy. Very big company so hard to get to know everyone. Downtown so must ride marta or pay high price for parking daily.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Everything is run very well.


  2. "Boy's Club with Little Concern for Harassment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work pace and projects are nice.
    Events are fun and they go all out.

    Cons

    I was made to feel uncomfortable by an older male employee. He had very offensive views on women and their role in and out of the home, and he had no issue sharing his backwards views with me and other female employees. I reported him to HR and absolutely nothing was done.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your employees accountable and don't allow them to make the workplace uncomfortable for others.


  3. "Interior Designer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Carry Inc. full-time

    Pros

    I like the downtown location, the access to the latest architectural and design software, and the opportunities for professional development and community involvement

    Cons

    The health benefits could be better, downtown parking is expensive and not covered through benefits, the design of the space does not promote collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining talented designers and managers, make the space and the process more conducive for creative and innovative and beautiful design focused projects


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  5. "Overall a good company to work for, but still behind the times on new technology and work styles."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Carry Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible
    Nice office
    Profit sharing when at the company after multiple years
    Opportunity for design at all levels, even without much experience

    Cons

    Not flexible with working from home
    Not the best health benefits
    Expensive parking
    Static work style in office, no laptops or flexibility in workspace


  6. "Support Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Very convenient location
    Great people

    Cons

    No opportunity for Support Staff to advance
    Very unorganized management
    No communication between organizational management and staff

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunities for support staff to advance their career within the company by giving promotions etc.

    Communicate with employees when new software, policies, procedures, etc are implemented.


  7. "director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people great office building

    Cons

    parking, noise, parking, noise noise

    Advice to Management

    Love it


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Getting Better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Intern Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Carry Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm not sure what went on previously, but things seem to be improving from what I've researched before I came here. It seems to me that they are aware of their need for diversity in upper management. They've taken on new people and they try to train some of the younger employees for that track. They want to hire people of good quality and do what they can to retain them.

    - The employee benefits are pretty great considering
    - Paid overtime
    - CEU classes and lectures
    - Office socialization events
    - Actively taking part in the redevelopment of a rapidly growing affordable city
    - Investing in interns

    If you take initiative, you can advance. If you want to work a standard 8-5, you can. If you want to push and work over, you can as well. It's really what you make of it. It's a great place to start in the profession and it's a good place to be working while supporting your family.

    Cons

    They do kind of do the "tried and true" method of design. However, a lot of clients want that and they want to maintain their budget also, so what are you going to do?

    There's a comment previously about some employees staying on longer than they should and I've found that that's pretty true.

    If there was another economic downturn, I think they would cut some people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making efforts to hire people of good quality and retain them.


  9. "Firm that wins a lot of projects, can provide opportunities if you take the initiative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Carry Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very active in a many sectors, opportunities to work on different types of jobs and see them built.

    Cons

    Closed management style, lack of innovation, typically choses the tried and true solution

    Advice to Management

    Open up communications to employees, make clear succession plans, path to leadership. Need to improve hiring process to avoid poor hires that seems to stick around much longer than they should.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Average and Old School"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Carry Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of project types
    Large, complex projects

    Cons

    Old school hierarchical management
    Diversity is lacking, particularly in upper management
    Still struggling financially from recession
    Quick to hire up for projects, quick to lay off in downturns
    Chronic understaffing of projects
    Quality control needs improvement
    For a large firm, little training for seasoned staff or interns

    Advice to Management

    The old way of doing business may still work (for now) in the South. But the industry is global and you continue to limit your potential with hierarchical management. People who look like you are not the only talent that should be tapped. You are on a path to become less and less relevant in the world of "good design."


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cooper Carry Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to take on new professional challenges.
    Wide variety of project types and practice groups.
    Fairly easy going for a corporate firm.

    Cons

    Deep layoffs during hard times.
    Need to improve intern development and continuing education for all professionals.
    Need to include women in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate transparently to your employees, when times are good and bad. Expand your career opportunities to include females in upper management. After 50 years, there are none.



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