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"Great firm, good people, great projects."

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Former Employee - Interior Designer in Albuquerque, NM
Former Employee - Interior Designer in Albuquerque, NM
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Pros

Great people, supportive management, & great office environment

Cons

Long hours and low pay

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  1. "all in all"

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

    I have been working at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini full-time (More than a year)

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    I’ve worked here a lot more than a year, but don’t want to incriminate myself. I'm commenting here as a form of recruitment, telling the good and bad.

    So all in all, I’d say it's the best Architectural firm to work for in Albuquerque, and I've worked in a few. I would not consider any other firm in Albuquerque. The firm is at looking to expand, and is at a turning point in its history (regional expansion, succession from original big three partners) so there is lots of room for growth professionally, no matter what level you come in. If you’re sharp and good with people, it’s kind of ridiculous how quick you can make a splash.
    The local reputation among Architects and Architectural students may be that D/P/S is a big corporate machine that is soulless and boring, which is not at all true. It’s a compassionate and humane place with very solid ethics and values, and a growing commitment to quality design and an awakening to the potential of competing in a larger market.
    There is a huge commitment to the employees here- in their well being, family lives, and professional growth. Once in a while some real Architecture gets done, which is always tough, especially in New Mexico where the attitudes and economy are not geared towards appreciating design.
    It’s a conservative culture in terms of business and design, but I see that changing as newer leadership steps up, at least as far as design goes. Conservative in terms of business also means stability. Probably the best pay and benefits for Architecture in Albuquerque.
    In-house Planning, Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture, and Interiors means there’s a lot to learn from other disciplines, and it makes for a very fertile work environment.
    Being more corporate would probably make D/P/S better organized, so no, not really corporate.
    Client service always comes first, but competing on the basis of quality design and specialized expertise is increasingly becoming part of the culture here.
    Lots of support for continuing education, wellness, business development.
    Steve Perich is a class act, impeccable. Bill Sabatini is The Real Deal. You can learn a ton from Dale, a true leader in the community.

    Cons

    Internal politics and tribalism reduces efficiency and teamwork, sometimes in the extreme. Being big means a lot of overhead, some of which is great to have on staff, some of it is superfluous at times. There are a lot of mouths to feed, which means taking a lot of work where the potential for Architecture (design) is scarce. Often feels like the vision of the firm is vague and poorly articulated by the leadership. Salesmanship and cheer-leading is highly valued, sometimes over substance. A very gossipy environment. Management process/methods in some groups (practice areas) is minimal to non-existent. Often seems like the place is run like a bunch of small firms that share an accounting department, without a coherent set of values or standards.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people. Great projects. Great environment.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about DPS

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