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"Overall a great firm - creative, inspiring and passionate"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
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Pros

Fentress offers a number of different opportunites for personal and professional growth. Things like Fentress University and retreats are great tools to become a better person and employee of the firm.

Cons

On occassion the work life balance can be a struggle to maintain. There are so many opportunities to be a part of, but you still have your day to day job and life that need tending to.

Advice to Management

Improve internal communication. It tends to feel like the public is notified before their own employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Fentress Architects

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Better before Agatha Kessler became CEO."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Architect in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It was employment at a time when jobs were scarce.

    Cons

    Employees are exploited and expected to work long days and every weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Stop marketing that people are what matter, and act like they do.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The good and the bad."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Some members of management are very considerate and respectful. Their compensation package is pretty typical--health insurance, 401k, 2 weeks vacation. Many of the people were some of the nicest I've worked with in the business and I have remained friends with more people from this company than anywhere else.

    Cons

    There's a lot of the 'old-school' architecture mentality here--that the only way to run the business is to pull all-nighters and work all weekend, and that men are inherently more qualified than women for any job, that architects are inherently superior human beings and omnipotent.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some fresh blood at the senior level. Especially people who have worked at other firms that have a reputation for treating their employees well. And get some women in management too--in the studio, not in finance or HR or business development.


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