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Updated July 29, 2018
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  1. "Great Learning Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EDSA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very busy, large scale projects, exposure to other design fields, lots of mentors, great health package

    Cons

    Very corporate, can get easily pigeon holed into doing one type of work, big company = lots of gossip, and long hours

    Advice to Management

    More employee reviews and more collaboration between entry and senior level


  2. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EDSA full-time

    Pros

    Good growth for entry level designers

    Cons

    income vs. life balance ratio

  3. "Landscape architect"

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    Former Employee - Landscape Architect in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Landscape Architect in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EDSA (More than a year)

    Pros

    People and projects are great

    Cons

    Distractions and drama are commonly


  4. "Great firm with talented staff"

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

    I have been working at EDSA full-time

    Pros

    Great people and company culture. Projects are usually quite interesting and fun to work on. The company works hard to provide an environment of continued learning and engagement with various aspects of the profession.

    Cons

    A few clients can be difficult to work with, frequently reversing earlier direction and decisions, while expecting the design team to incorporate revisions without a delay in scheduling or additional payment for work beyond contract scope.

    Advice to Management

    Try to do a better job of managing difficult clients and opting not to work for those who have shown little respect for the firm and excellent work produced.


  5. "Good Benefits, Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EDSA full-time

    Pros

    Great design staff to work with. Flexible hours and great benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor process management.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure, and don't be afraid to change.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great projects, Friendly coworkers, But strong corporate feeling."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EDSA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great talented designers. Worked on some interesting and diverse projects in the US and around the world, in different scales. My direct manager and senior staff were very open on project emails so I got to know what's going on about projects very well which I really appreciate. Family style events and gatherings are very nice. People from different cultures enriches the company culture diversity.

    Cons

    Too many bosses, too many gossips sometimes negative. Corporate feeling is getting strong. Principals are all under great pressure of bringing money, getting things done, billing sooner, a little of lack on quality control on certain projects. Sustainable practice got started but not well applied, depending on clients's demand instead of professional principle.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent to each other instead of fighting each other. Whatever is up there can be sensed and passed on to lower level staff, which is not necessary healthy.


  7. "Fair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EDSA full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good perks, casual environment, great design foundation, good legacy, interesting projects, some really talented designers.

    Cons

    Shareholders all have differing opinions which results in lack of respect among each other which transcends to lower level staff. A lot of negativity. Lack of support from upper management generally speaking. Poor communication. Low work-life balance in certain design studios.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize all levels of staff as valuable. Support those that support you. Designers and support staff alike.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "perspetive"

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Corporate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good culture. Friendly environment

    Cons

    too many decision makers. unclear career path. a bit antiquated in some processes. Long hours, low base salary. Top management stuck in old ways to do things so new processes or technologies are not implemented by them. Need to lead by example more in order to improve.

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees better. People care about benefits but when pay is low we feel undervalued for the amount of time we spend working. Leaders need to mentor and managers need to lead and inspire their teams. Embrace changes and technology.


  9. "Entry Level Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EDSA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work at different phases at different projects for entry level designers

    Cons

    market unstable; pay to effort ratio not good enough


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid overtime
    Great location
    Great working environment

    Cons

    A bit isolate from the headquater

    Advice to Management

    Good


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