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  1. "Great Culture, Large-Scale Projects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Architect in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LMN Architects full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large scale, forward-thinking projects, workshop in the basement w/ CNC, laser cutter, power tools for models & prototypes, very fun if you fit in with the office culture

    Cons

    Interiors often get short shrift on project budget & schedule. Bringing in the interiors teams earlier in the project would lead to better coordination and outcomes.

    Advice to Management

    Bringing in the interiors teams earlier in the project would lead to better coordination and outcomes.


  2. "Good starting place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Architect in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Architect in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LMN Architects as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good studio atmosphere. Lots of large, civic projects that will or already have an impact in Seattle.

    Cons

    It's not as easy for a young architect to work on different aspects of a project because of the scale. Most get jaded and leave to get more experience at a smaller firm. It's really difficult to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to overwork the younger staff. There's a reason you're losing them after they switch over to salary. Restructure your compensation package.


  3. "Stressful"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at LMN Architects part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a big known company. They pay well.

    Cons

    Very conservative to the point that I felt that because of my accent they didn't trust me as a designer.

    Advice to Management

    Don't suggest your foreign employees to take classes to sound more American, which for them was more professional.


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  5. "Awesome work environment!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Archivist in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Archivist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LMN Architects as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, staff, and nurturing creative wrokplace

    Cons

    Absolutely no cons whatsoever; none.


  6. "Small firm, big projects, bumpy ride."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at LMN include being involved in large projects like stadiums, convention centers, etc.

    Cons

    When the economy took a downturn and there was no funding for large projects, the firm was forced to lay off many, many talented and hard-working people.

    Advice to Management

    Supplement your grand projects with a steady supply of projects that are smaller and more plentiful, so you can avoid laying off so many people when the economy has a hiccup.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It is a small, close-knit group with its own way of doing things."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    The location, view from some work spaces.

    Cons

    Narrow scope of expertise; fuzzy organizational structure.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor your principals, and your principles. Make sure there's a match between the two.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Just a total disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Overpriviledged, Self-entitled, Self-satisfied in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Overpriviledged, Self-entitled, Self-satisfied in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are some good people here but they are held back because they are not a part of the old boys club who runs things. The firm has produced some very impressive works: Benaroya Hall, the Vancouver Convention Center, etc.

    Cons

    One would think an architecture firm would be a cool place to work considering all the creativity and thinking that goes into the profession. Alas, it was a major disappointment. Top heavy with overcompensated and smug old white men as partners, a severe lack of overall leadership, and a credible lack of vision are what cripple this firm. Despite the great buildings they have built, they have past their prime and are struggling to adjust to a new economy that no longer wants or needs grand halls, theatres, institutions, or other large scale projects. It's about relevance people, not reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Half of you need to retire and move out of the way. The other half need to get with how business is done post-recession, stop being such introverted Seattleites and figure out how to make yourselves relevant to the world again. And drop your outsize egos. You just are not that special.


  9. "Intern Architect"

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

    Pros

    i really like the working environment and firm culture. I got the opportunity to explore multiple types of projects within a year.

    Cons

    Everything was great within my period of working there.


  10. "Awesome Firm Doing Great Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LMN Architects full-time

    Pros

    Very exciting and highly decorated award winning firm, doing large scale projects with cutting edge technology. Found most all employees from partners to support staff to be very friendly and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Deadline hours could be very demanding, but they were generous with comp time.


  11. "Horrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are no pros at this company.

    Cons

    Good old boys club, very disorganized, smoke and mirrors on benefits and compensation, and inappropriate communications conduct with employees spanning many years. They protect their senior management. Watch out.