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  1. "Entry Level Starting Out"

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    Former Employee - Intern Architect in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Intern Architect in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Gbbn Architects Engrs Plnrs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and helpful environment. Very supportive for younger employees. Good opportunities and a structure that cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Design quality is improving, but had been lacking. As the company is looking to evolve, placing more focus on design, there's ultimately going to be growing pains with senior staff who had been working a certain way for years.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gbbn Architects Engrs Plnrs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    People tend to stick to their own floors and departments. There is not a lot of inter-department mingling.


  3. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Gbbn Architects Engrs Plnrs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairness, priorities in order, good atmosphere - wish I was still there

    Cons

    No major cons that I can remember


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  5. "Room For Improvement"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gbbn Architects Engrs Plnrs as an intern

    Pros

    The workers are nice and easy to get along with, normal 9-5 hours.

    Cons

    Too structured from top-down that prohibits younger designers from expressing their creativity. Even though senior level designers have experience, that does not always translate to them being good managers or team players.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to recognize the latent potential awaiting within the younger employees and give them more opportunities to design, as opposed to them being treated like simple draftsman. Last but not least, bring some of the creativity and design you do aboard to the States.


  6. "test"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gbbn Architects Engrs Plnrs full-time

    Pros

    Excellent history and commitment to service. Design and business culture is forward thinking. Work environment is fun.

    Cons

    compartmentalized, risk averse, market focused.


  7. "Enjoyable place to work, little ability to work way up."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gbbn Architects Engrs Plnrs full-time

    Pros

    People, office, and the benefits.

    Cons

    Management structure, projects, lack of communication.


  8. "Potential for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bob Gramann is a great person, and very positive and optimistic.

    Cons

    Simple projects become overly complicated. Too many contributors and no one driving the bus. If you try to bring new value to the firm or projects it is difficult to get this done without push back. This seems counter intuitive, but perhaps it is why new people seem to come and go.


  9. "Solid company, but has its faults"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Intern
    Current Employee - Architectural Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting projects, team chemistry is well developed, management is consistent with financial transparency, overall solid work environment. The economic uncertainty has taken a toll on moral but management is doing what they can to keep us positive.

    Cons

    "International firm" means that some employees must leave their family for extended periods of time to work in China. Financial compensation is well below market.

    Advice to Management

    I know times are tough but salary freezes really start to hurt the longer they drag on while inflation continues to build.