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Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "revit tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - REVIT TECHNICIAN in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - REVIT TECHNICIAN in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EYP (More than a year)

    Pros

    great learning environment to get started in the field of design and engineering

    Cons

    nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    Advice to Management

    great job keep up the great work


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    "HR a shambles"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EYP full-time

    Pros

    Most of those in the DC office were creative, intelligent, reasonable and extremely easy to work with. The view was wonderful.

    Cons

    The organization of the office was odd and very constraining. The DC office was given very little latitude to make basic decisions based on their culture and the reality of DC's particular culture. Instead rules were handed down from Albany. This made for a substandard work place and created quite a bit of frustration on the part of the DC office. I have worked in many places where the main office is in another state, even another country. I have never seen an environment where the main office was as micromanaging and obstructionist as EYP.
    Additionally, their H.R. department was a disaster as were the administrative staff. Again, the Albany office provided interference rather than assistance and kept the DC office in a constant state of frustration with the quality of the administrative staff they had access to. They kept administrative staff that had flagrantly disregarded policy and procedures for years. The professional staff suffered due to the lack of support on the part of the administrative staff. Many of professional staff also felt misled by the lack of opportunity at EYP. This contributed to the overall feeling of frustration and desire to seek employment elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the cord. While each office should reflect the basic culture and certainly the standards of EYP, each office should be able to make decisions that reflect their various cultures economically, socially, and administratively. Each offices concerns should be taken seriously, not compared with Albany. More interaction between offices and more transparency related to decision making are also key to making EYP a more competitive environment in DC.


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    "Architectural Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are incredibly friendly and the location is beautiful. There is a great mentor-ship program in place for young staff to pursue their passions within the firm.

    Cons

    The salary increase isn't as high as other places within the Boston area and the ability to transition up within the firm is limited due to lack of movement.


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  5. "Corporate Environment - Average Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    steady job, steady pay, health benefits

    Cons

    Big company
    Corporate environment
    Numerous job title ranks
    Decisions and direction go through many levels of approval
    Not likely to grow from within
    Not likely to receive well-rounded experience
    Out of touch with today's workplace trends
    Out of touch with basic needs of architecture professionals (would not be able to tell it was an Architecture firm by looking at it.)
    Not in business for architectural design integrity and innovation
    Much business jargon and forced acronyms
    Judgmental for PTO

    Advice to Management

    Current business model / strategic plan are outdated outlooks (in line with most other large "architecture" businesses such as HOK, Perkins, GENSLER). Much research is available on what the next generation (current generation) of innovative workforce desires in companies, and it's not in line for careers in places such as those mentioned. Hard to find tangibility in the strategic plan and how it applies or affects the current work routine.


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    "EYP-Boston"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Architectural Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at EYP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work Environment
    Amazing People
    Fun Firm

    Cons

    Poor Salaries and Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Pay your young architects more


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I made friends. I got out of there. My details are still being copied.

    Cons

    1. HR/ ageism: the firm fired 5 of 29 architects in the NY office within less than one year; all of them were older than 50.
    2. The firm banned the words "architect" and "architecture" from it's website; they were replaced with "the client's trusted adviser" and "expertise driven design.
    3. Scary, and I mean: really scary management policies: employees are treated like little children, rewarded with small gifts and food and punished by making them work on idiotic tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.


  8. "Decent Place to work for."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EYP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Work from home, Friendly, Offices in prime location

    Cons

    Relatively low raises, lot of foreigner engineers,


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nice experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EYP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well trained, very supportive environment, all-round experience and involvement

    Cons

    Hard to be more involved in one project


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Cautious Considerations"

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    Former Employee - Expert in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Expert in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at EYP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad architectural and engineering practice in higher education and government sectors, targeted expansion to health care through acquisition of other firms.
    Energy practice and historic preservation expertise.

    Cons

    Focus on cost-efficient project delivery, not balanced with design quality or best-service to clients.
    Shifting of staff assigned to projects results in repetitive learning, ineffective production and scheduling, as well as lowered staff morale.
    Stated objective of delivery of expertise not always achieved.
    Client satisfaction not consistent.

    Advice to Management

    Deliver on promises.
    Take a long term view to build a better reputation.
    Investment of time and financial resources to improve a practice are worth it in the long run.
    Treat employees as valued colleagues and talent resources, not a commodity.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay isn't bad. There are opportunities for travel and internal training. Firm does interesting work in Higher Ed and Energy sectors.

    Cons

    Firm is poorly organized internally with made up positions to accommodate those who have been loyal and long-employed. Makes advancement opportunities unclear, at best, and at worst, limited to but a few.


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