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"Great place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Landscape Architect in Watertown, MA
Current Employee - Landscape Architect in Watertown, MA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lack of hierarchy allows for best ideas to shine through.
Good potential for growth and success because of support of an entrepenurial spirit

Cons

Deadlines can sometimes be difficult and create work/life balance issues. Travel requirements increase as individuals become more senior.

Advice to Management

Provide more responsibility to younger professionals and trust them to take on more.

Other Employee Reviews for Sasaki

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Highly "siloed" work environment; multidisciplinary, but lack of collaboration"

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    Former Employee - Landscape Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Landscape Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The corporate structure provides some level of organization, which many design firms lack. Access to interesting project work, if you get on the right teams and in with the right Principals.

    Cons

    I expected a more collaborative environment coming to a multidisciplinary firm, but the departments feel surprisingly separate, and even antagonistic at times.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Use to be a good, respectable place. Seems to be struggling with recovery and leadership."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Watertown, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with at a social and professional level. Good benefits package. Great commitment to sustainability work. Excellent commuter benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of competitive salaries. Far too many partners (40+) for the size of the firm (240). A divide has formed between the older and younger partners. Morale is low due to ongoing layoffs, lack of work, and poor leadership. Layoffs were expected in 2009 and 2010 due to the economy, but a few weeks after a company meeting in 2011 where they said no more layoffs they laid off about a dozen more people. Other firms appear to be recovering in the Boston area (hiring) while things remain flat at Sasaki. People are really beginning to question management, just not directly.

    Advice to Management

    Since the CEO is retiring the idea of leading the company by committee is certain death. The partners have always had difficulty agreeing and for some reason they think it is going to work to run the company by committee.

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