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IA Interior Architects Reviews

Updated July 6, 2018
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IA Interior Architects Co President/ CEOs David Bourke & Tom Powers
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Pros
  • "If you have a desire to learn and grow, and you let it be know to management, the opportunities are there" (in 3 reviews)

  • "I was provided with many opportunities to learn different skills and to be exposed to different aspects of the profession" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Snow storms you will be at the office safety and work life balance is not going to be found here" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Long hours with little accolades" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Group!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IA Interior Architects full-time

    Pros

    IA offers a lot of opportunity for those interested in elevating their career and the design industry. As the firm continues to grow, there have been many initiatives created to foster individual growth and greater involvement with how the firm evolves.

    Cons

    No real downsides. This is a deadline driven industry so it's important for professionals entering the profession to be ok with that coming in.


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IA Interior Architects full-time

    Pros

    Good experience and a good work load

    Cons

    Not enough interaction between employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded about new ideas

  3. "Great place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IA Interior Architects full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've found IA to be a refreshing culture. The company is still relatively small and is organizationally pretty flat. If you want to complain about something, you can do something about it yourself and make an impact that is felt across the firm. You get recognized for your efforts and although it's a lot of work, I enjoy the people I work with every day.

    Cons

    I don't really have that much to say that is negative. It's all about who you work with that makes a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition of efforts for going above and beyond is always important.


  4. "Could be better, could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IA Interior Architects full-time

    Pros

    The firm offers great resources on a corporate level.

    Cons

    Poor management in certain offices.


  5. "This is a terrible company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IA Interior Architects full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks were the only pros.

    Cons

    Worst Company I’ve Ever worked for, keep your sanity!
    Lack of management support, backstabbing employees, I don't recommend this company to my enemies.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with dignity.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic and Demoralizing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IA Interior Architects full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - They land big clients, and execute small projects.
    - They are trying to keep up with the 21st century and promote de-centralized leadership structures.

    Cons

    - Some of the most negative, toxic leaders ever worked with.
    - Gaslighting is an acceptable cultural feature here and leadership is rewarded for this behavior.
    - The ESOP program is a sham. Leadership owns more than 50% of the company, while the rest is divided among the peons.

    Advice to Management

    - Sell the company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of Employee Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IA Interior Architects full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot about design and process.

    Cons

    Snow storms you will be at the office safety and work life balance is not going to be found here.

    Advice to Management

    Happy hours are great but caring about your employees safety should be more important.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Global practice with intimate culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IA Interior Architects full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work arrangements as needed; big name clients that value and appreciate design; horsepower of a global practice with a more intimate office culture; investment in technology tools and firmwide resources; sharp co-CEO leaders continuing the founder's mission but challenging the firm in new ways; Supportive of inter-office transfers if employees need to move for personal reasons

    Cons

    Workload can be rigorous and demanding, but also challenging and rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in leadership training for upper/middle-management in all practice areas so managers have the tools needed to mentor the next generation of talent and be successful


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Job Captain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IA Interior Architects full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Environment is collaborative, friendly, supportive and promotes new idea and initiatives

    Cons

    focused more on interiors and not enough areas of expansion for architects


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Decent company, great people but weak leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IA Interior Architects (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Nice perks such as healthy snacks, wellness program, learning opportunity and a fun environment.

    Cons

    Leadership are not great. Benefits are mediocre - no commuter assistance, no 401k matching, good insurance but expensive. Could improve to be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Provide and showcase clear and transparent vision.


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