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DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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4 Ratings
  1. "Great Firm"

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    Current Employee - Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with very smart people who do great work, best designs & cool projects

    Cons

    Long Hours! Pressure on excellent design.

    Advice to Management

    Please promote from within, it helps people know there is opportunity.

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2019-01-10
  2. "Experimental Architecture"

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    Current Employee - Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on incredible projects. Everyone is passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Can mean long hours. Can be hard for younger staff to get technical experience

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2019-06-19
  3. "Great place to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time

    Pros

    Amazing projects, great environment, always learning and access to information and ideas

    Cons

    long hours at times, fast paced

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2019-02-07
  4. "Really intense but really nice people"

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    Former Employee - Junior Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High level on design, you work a lot but you learn a lot

    Cons

    They don’t pay extra hours

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2018-10-22
  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time

    Pros

    Interesting design work, and lots of responsibility for young talents.

    Cons

    There are late nights very often.

    Advice to Management

    Setting a reasonable number of design options per deadline.

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2018-05-16
  6. "DSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time

    Pros

    Some interesting designs. Opportunities to work on drawings, renderings, or design if you maneuver correctly. Can interact with partners in meetings. Partners are open to input. Some interesting coworkers. Nice office space, albeit cramped.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Working weekends is unavoidable Everybody is too busy to mentor you. Pay for interns is acceptable although not the highest (keeping in mind that it is only acceptable for architecture, which is already an extremely low paying profession) Interns mostly do model work, unless you figure out how to make yourself more valuable/ make friends

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2018-05-27
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Intermediate Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing project opportunities. Name is respected on your resume.

    Cons

    Long hours, micromanagement, completely unorganized, no office culture. Upper management is rude and unhelpful. You are expected, not asked, to work many weekends in a row and are not given compensation time afterwards unless you ask for it, and upper management usually looks down on this. Overall really horrible work environment and ALL employees seem unhappy and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally and respect your designers.

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2018-04-17
  8. "Exciting projects but long hours"

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    I have been working at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO

    Pros

    Great, design-focused firm with exciting and engaging projects. Fantastic work being created.

    Cons

    Long hours and not the best office culture.

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2017-08-02
  9. "Amazing Design Office"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work on large scale and interesting cultural and institutional projects. The level of design rigor is extremely high.

    Cons

    The hours for junior staff are extremely long and there is not much of a life out side of work. There is a lot of model making and tedious tasks involved for junior staff as well.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to learn better time management and learn how to have a work-life balance. They could also benefit from listening to their employees more.

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2017-07-28
  10. "Difficult environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, fast-paced environment, stepping stone

    Cons

    Bad management, micromanaging, long hours, inefficient

    DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO2017-06-07
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