Hirsch Bedner Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2020

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2.8
53%
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Hirsch Bedner CEOs Ian Carr and Rene Kaerskov (no image)
Ian Carr and Rene Kaerskov
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  • "Long hours, constant dead-lines, culture differences (sometimes)(in 17 reviews)

  • "Long working hours ultimately very bad for our mental and physical health as a team(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Growth Opportunities-San Francisco Office"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hirsch Bedner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great five star quality projects with fast growth opportunities. Family atmosphere with openess to change and adapt to design trends.

    Cons

    Fast deadlines that may require some overtime. Leadership team accommodates with support of contiuing education from company group tours of local projects to in house educational training programs .

  2. "Corporate Environment with Learning Potential"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Resource Librarian in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hirsch Bedner part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible position, great connections + learning opportunities for a young designer.

    Cons

    Uninspired office environment. Teams are very separate and morale could be improved.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a long term job"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Accountant in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hirsch Bedner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good HR department.

    Cons

    Insane amount of work. Poor training. Disrespectful designers. Arrogant staff.

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  4. "Positive and good learning experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Archimetric in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hirsch Bedner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great range of work that gets you the experience you need.

    Cons

    Small office space and environment

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hospitality Projects"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hirsch Bedner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has tons of pretty good hospitality projects.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to finish one project. The company not stable, they lay off people very often.

  6. "Cool projects but not enough grow space for junior designer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer 

    I worked at Hirsch Bedner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    World-class projects, okay benefits, okay work hours

    Cons

    Very cooperative as junior designers do not have much chance to really "design"

  7. "Designer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hirsch Bedner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Just Tuesday ice cream /

    Cons

    Long working hours / low salary / didn’t like office culture /

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  8. "Good enough to be part of once in a life."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee -  in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hirsch Bedner full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Globaal, international project & people

    Cons

    Too diverse, not cetralized globally

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  9. "Learned alot about different fabrics."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interior Design Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hirsch Bedner part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can learn alot from people there. Everybody is nice and is willing to help you grow.

    Cons

    There is a sense of hierarchy which might be intimidating to a new person.

  10. "Junior Designer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Hirsch Bedner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice projects Nice people Good opportunity for young designers

    Cons

    Lots of overtime (unpaid) Sometime even needs to come back during the weekends

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