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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Designer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Project Designer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eskew Dumez Ripple full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work space on the top floor of a downtown high rise overlooking the river. They take design pretty seriously and is definitely the best in the city and one of the few really great design firms in the region. The scale of work is great too ranging from smaller interior work to larger hospitals, but mostly in the mid-scale range where you can really dig into the quality of spaces and details. Most of it is within Louisiana so you can participate in CA work and see construction sites. Recently most of the work has been in New Orleans dealing with rebuilding and new construction. The other employees are great. They have occasional social outings on Fridays and yearly take the whole office to visit previous built work within the city or state.

    Cons

    The primary design of projects is rewarded to only a few people within the office almost solely overseen by the Design Director, who's pretty great. Not a horrible system since "design by committee" fails also, but unsure how projects are distributed in the office. Mid-level management was a bit low at the time, but upper level management was a bit top heavy making getting technical assistance on projects difficult since partners were often too busy and other employees were for the most part on the same or similar level.

    Advice to Management

    As the office grows more people should be involved in the preliminary aspects of design. I would also recommend exploring more advanced technologies within the office. The office was a bit top heavy, 5 partners for a 30 person office, when I was there so upward mobility seemed difficult.


  2. "Good for New Orleans"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The studio is great and they attract many great people. The workplace culture is open and easy although people don't engage much while working, which can be tough.

    Cons

    It's hard to show leadership at EDR beyond traditional—very traditional—channels. There's interest in innovating the business but the senior leadership hasn't figured out how to empower employees to do that yet.

  3. "Architect Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good location, great atmosphere, friendly employees. Management is very open with staff and takes a genuine effort to foster growth in employees.

    Cons

    Like with most companies, it is not perfect. Some organizational and directional things could be worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the openness with employees and convey a clear direction with where the company is going in the future.


  4. "Intrinsic problems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    EDR has good benefits. Good perks with lunch an learns and parties. Good people and friends. They do great projects.

    Cons

    There is something intrinsically wrong with the management system that makes it a difficult place to work. Nothing you can put your finger on, but it makes for an oppressive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the freedom to do their job.


  5. "so-so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great recognition within the New Orleans architecture scene

    Cons

    communication between employees and management is poor