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"Top end architectural design company"

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Former Employee - Urban Designer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Urban Designer in San Francisco, CA
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I worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great projects, professional atmosphere, highest standards. A memorable entry on my CV.

Cons

Can be a bit rigid, political, hard to get ahead without stepping on others. The architectural world is littered with ex-SOM designers who prematurely reached a ceiling they couldn't break through. Also, you kind of have to fit into the SOM design ethos and style, there seems little divergence or tolerance thereof. Also at the time (10 years ago) management seemed unconcerned with turnover and burnout. They always get new talent lining up.

Other Employee Reviews for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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    "Okay Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect Level C in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Architect Level C in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office
    Nice presentations by suppliers

    Cons

    Politics
    No communication
    Lots of layoffs
    Low salary
    Long hours
    Lack of appreciation and respect


  2. "An interesting journey"

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    Current Employee - Architect Level C in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architect Level C in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Architecture is conceived in a very integral manner. For the most part coworkers are friendly and truly talented. The magnitude, scale and quality of projects is outstanding.

    Cons

    The decision making process is awkward at times. The design approach tends to be extremely conservative and constrained by corporative standards.

    Advice to Management

    To be more transparent. To share and communicate to their employees the firm's aspirations and ultimate goals for the years to come.


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