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LEO A DALY Reviews

Updated November 25, 2016
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LEO A DALY Chairman and CEO Leo A. Daly III
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Omaha Office"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LEO A DALY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Omaha office leadership and culture has changed I enjoy coming to work. My schedule is flexible. I love my teammates. Everyone is helpful.

    Cons

    Outdated finishes in the building.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  2. "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, a good place to get hands on and improve technical skills

    Cons

    Not so design driven.

    Advice to Management

    Modernization of work space


  3. "Outdated company with outdated management style"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with opportunities to work on different types of projects
    Benefits are industry average
    Most people outside management are nice and fun to work with

    Cons

    Very hierarchical with an adversarial management style that puts people against each other to ensure control from the top

    Advice to Management

    Need to really think about the employees more and not treat them like easily replaceable objects


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  5. "Architect/ Washington DC Technology Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect Technology Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Architect Technology Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People in the DC office from top to bottom. It was a joy to come to work. Great 'signature projects' that I was able to work on leaves me with a life long sense of accomplishment. I had to leave for terminal parental care 600 miles away and I miss the Daly terribly. I know I have some like long friends there and I very much miss the energy and community of Washington, DC.

    Cons

    Of course the DC office had issues. Fewer than most firms I worked at. But from the beginning there were no enormous ego's to deal with (with a few passing exceptions). We were the flagship of fish for major publishable and international work. Omaha was the 'Main' office and although the A&E staff were terrific professionals, there were were a few at the very top who made extroidenary bad decisions. Short sighted and immediate gain kinds that set the firm on a downward projection. For most of my 19 years there, I saw the company thrive, and then with wave of a hand, the decisions made stared to tear at the cohesion that made the firm great. Luckily, this made my decision to leave easy. In the end, people were at each other's necks, erasing the personality of what was a great firm. All orchestrated by a few people in the Omaha office.

    Advice to Management

    Don't chase the quarterly profits, don't beat up the PM's for a bad month. Go back to pursuing quality projects. So much of the profit is backloaded. Your pressure makes the PM,s make poor decisions. Nurture your employees, they are your future. You can be great again.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "project architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LEO A DALY full-time

    Pros

    good work location, close to public transportations

    Cons

    worst work environment, bad management

    Advice to Management

    be open mind and listen to the employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Leo A Daly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LEO A DALY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on really great projects in exciting locations across the country. Recent changes in Omaha office senior leadership have improved the culture of the office greatly.

    Cons

    Ability of employee to control their own work life balance is at times inhibited by outdated company policies that are at times arbitrarily applied.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate or enhance policies to improve employee work life balance. Continue to stay on top of working at maintaining a great office culture.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "healthcare pllaner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Healthcare Planner in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Healthcare Planner in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LEO A DALY (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none....run don't walk.... old employees protect their positions....they award secretaries associateships but not women....very very hostile in every way

    Cons

    new folks are held back....out right bullying atmosphere....discriminates against women openly. worst place I ever worked


  9. "Architect Intern"

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    Former Employee - Architect Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Architect Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LEO A DALY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Fun and diverse environment. Many interesting projects from various clients/markets. Excellent support from upper management for growth and learning.

    Cons

    Work-life was not balanced well from top-management down. Common work weeks included 50hrs on average. Most exempt employees did not get compensated for overtime. Advancement was somewhat limited.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "worked for this company over 22 years, Coordinated, supervised, and Managed their Information Services."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, doing good work for their clients. Plenty of opportunity for growth and education.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress within the company unless you were an Electrical Engineer or Architect.

    Advice to Management

    If I were to share something with upper management it would be simply to listen more to their employees and their needs, to grow within the company. Offer more Non-professional courses to your office service departments.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hoped for better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LEO A DALY full-time

    Pros

    Some opportunities for doing good work at the local office level.

    Cons

    Many changes and poor long term vision, all investment in staff attempts are undercut by enterprise leadership in sole goal of keeping their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Balance your specific goals while respecting your production staff. A companies culture is not only the projects that get done but the people that help to make it a place that they are proud to be apart of.


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