S/L/A/M Collaborative - Great Projects, Talented Pool of Professionals, Management needs Improvement | Glassdoor
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Helpful (5)

"Great Projects, Talented Pool of Professionals, Management needs Improvement"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glastonbury, CT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glastonbury, CT
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I worked at S/L/A/M Collaborative full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

You work on very interesting projects, the people are great to work with, flexible hours, great work atmosphere

Cons

Management tends to struggle with communication, they tend to treat non-architects (landscape architects, interior designers, and engineers) as second class citizens, Principals need to improve communication with staff. Very often work is promised to clients without discussing with project managers or studio leaders. It is not right when a Principal promises a client a project by a certain date without consulting your managers. Then the team is spending the weekend in the office while the Principal is in Cape Cod. Lead by example!

Advice to Management

Show respect and value the talent you have. You never know where good suggestions will come from.

Other Employee Reviews for S/L/A/M Collaborative

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the few at the top. Just do what you're told and don't offer suggestions."

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    Former Employee - Architect in Glastonbury, CT
    Former Employee - Architect in Glastonbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good Designers, Some exciting projects

    Cons

    Lack of mentoring, lack of communication to employees. Performance appraisals based on the old 'number system' rating. No vehicles for communication to management. Indifference to 'worker bees'. Bonuses were nowhere near what was represented. Raises were minimal once pay is established regardless of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize efforts of employees at all levels. Involve employees in issues and let all be part of the solution. Communicate with employees and don't isolate upper management from the rest of the staff.


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

    I worked at S/L/A/M Collaborative full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SLAM is a reasonably good place

    Cons

    Opportunities were a little constrained

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