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IBI Group Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance, ability to work from home if needed (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice newly renovated offices and a good work environment with lots of good people (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are not part of upper management (e (in 6 reviews)

  • Compensation could be better (no bonus, RRSP matching is non-existent) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "IBI of Virginia is a very nice place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life and benefits package. The staff is very friendly and genuinely care about each other. The work is fun.

    Cons

    I would have liked to furthered my career with IBI Group.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees contribute based on their previous employment and knowledge base. Don't define a person's position based on their title.


  2. "Software Developer Pompano"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn; good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management; only good if you are an associate; toxic individual allowed to run the show because they are long time friends with management.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's a paycheck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical dental & vision
    Medical dental & vision
    Medical dental & vision
    Medical dental & vision
    Medical dental & vision
    Medical dental & vision

    Cons

    Management only cares about lining their pockets. Never any bonus or incentives for non management staff. No chance for advancement. Just a company run by unqualified management who are out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Share with the little guys and trim some of the fat from the top


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBI Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great to work from home.

    Cons

    Not always having cell phone signal


  5. Helpful (2)

    "TIC Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tic Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Tic Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBI Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Constant micro management from outside the office. Needed to add a positive experience here and this was all I could think of.

    Cons

    High stress for solo operator. Too much High expectations from management.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up


  6. Helpful (3)

    "a hit and miss"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intermediate Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intermediate Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBI Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible, friendly. will allow for flexible schedule some what. There is a large gap between the management and anything below the PM level. Corporate management is trying to re brand its efforts.. good benefits.

    Cons

    poor projects, poor design canon. open office has a lot of issues regarding work flow. The main sector of practice of the firm are completely disassociated with one another. Lack of focus at a local office level. If you are not a PM you don't have a title, this makes it very difficult if not impossible to move up. there is no room to move up, too many chiefs not enough workers. They expect you to work extra for no pay, no bonus. Look out for their poor project management, will always go over budget and work you extra hard. There is no basic office standards for document creation. Each PM uses their own format, software, system. (they are working to fix this but seems very slow). Great place for planners and engineers, not for architecture.

    Advice to Management

    provide job titles with respective salaries. Bring, creative talent, get rid of old webs and PMs that cannot adapt.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "sad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBI Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, great location in NYC

    Cons

    often layoffs, lack of directions, mismanaged

    Advice to Management

    more project, better management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBI Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - Most staff is very helpful and great to work with

    Cons

    - Upper Management for this office is inexperienced
    - Nepotism
    - Negative Culture
    - Mid Management allows employees to be bullied by other employees
    - Lack of training
    - Lack of advancement opportunities
    - Lack of Follow Through on things told to staff
    - Disorganized
    - Most experienced staffers are leaving due to the above factors

    Advice to Management

    - Reevaluate the management structure
    - Stop the nepotism
    - Provide future opportunities for the hungry staff that wants to progress their careers
    - Follow Through to gain trust and respect
    - Create a plan to keep senior staff


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucracy at it's finest."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Central Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Central Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some interesting projects. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Project managers are accountants. Corporate bureaucracy gets in the way of good design and service. No advancement criteria. Minimal benefits. Not organized as one office - it is a collection of offices, many acquired with very little assimilation.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on design and projects, not so much on dollars and cents. Share more with employees. Set up advancement criteria.


  10. "Great group of people!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBI Group full-time

    Pros

    People are extremely wonderful, from part time to full time, to admin to professionals
    Opportunities
    Challenges
    Software
    Goal oriented office

    Cons

    Sometimes people who are not doing their work are just left alone...instead they need to be challenged, or let go so people who want to work can work.


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