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"A great place for any employee with real responsibility."

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Former Employee - Architectural Intern in Oak Brook, IL
Former Employee - Architectural Intern in Oak Brook, IL
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Pros

Great employee devotion and sense of community. Everyone works well together and helps to create the best solution possible for the client. With dedicated staff with extensive professional experience, there are a number of different people who can be relied on for advice and information. The depth of projects is remarkable and the company is very willing to give interns as much responsibility ad they can handle.

Cons

The office layout and design could be better and more modern. As an Architects office it could be more than a generic floor in a generic office building. Also, there are some issues with assigining limited roles to each person rather than allowing people to work through the entire project. There is the "design" team as well as the "technical" team and often a project gets handed from one team to the other with little interaction between the two. This can allow for information to be missed and the design intent can be lost. Also, the firm does not do cost-estimation for projects in house but instead relies on construction managers which can lead to less flexibility in design.

Advice to Management

Avoid pigeon-holing employees into what they are good at and give more opportunities for development in other areas required for IDP.

Other Employee Reviews for FGM Architects

  1. "Architect"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Architect in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FGM Architects full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee owned company interested in quality design and good work/ life balance

    Cons

    multiple offices makes company cohesion more difficult

    Advice to Management

    recognize and advance employees for future leadership


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    "Interior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, some very nice coworkers. Great experience with construction docs and design.

    Cons

    some unfriendlfy staff, disorganized office and teams, location

    Advice to Management

    Better office organization

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