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Marx|Okubo Associates Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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Parrish Boren
9 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "Great Firm, Fantastic Co-Workers, Lots of Opportunity for Growth and Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Marx|Okubo is a unique firm in a fast-paced industry and is constantly growing and adapting with the market. Leadership is extremely understanding, flexible, and supportive of their teams, and encourages/provides countless opportunities for employees to gain new experiences and continued education credits. I feel like there is room to grow within the firm and even though I have only been with M|O for about a year, I see...

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    Cons

    Project Coordinators are described as upcoming professionals/associates but, in my opinion, are treated more as Senior Administrators in the southeastern office. Opportunity for growth and experience is there if you're persistent and really ask for it, but PCs could be given a lot more responsibility from the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    I think our leadership teams are excellent; Not necessarily 'advice' but just an encouragement to keep pushing employees to stay eager to learn and not get complacent and/or lazy in their roles.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2019-06-06

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    June 7, 2019Director of Human Resources

    Marx|Okubo thanks you for the 5 star review.

  2. "Good Company, Unsure About Room for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees will gain a lot of knowledge throughout the field and experience with many different types of project. Time off is easy to request. Your time management and multitasking skills will strengthen throughout the job. Teams work well together to an extent, and the company as a whole is beginning to emphasize a team feeling within.

    Cons

    The amount of room for growth is not made obvious, nor is a timeline for any available growth laid out or planned. It seems as if your current position might be your only option for a long time. Management micromanages many employees, making it seem as if they don’t have 100% faith in their team.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to increase the sense of faith within teams. Rather than constantly reminding teams as if they are incorrectly performing, use positive reinforcement. Lay out plans for growth within new employees, so that they stay encouraged to move up within the company.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2019-06-10
  3. "Good Learning Environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers Decent benefits Supports continuing education Fun company events

    Cons

    Low salary for San Francisco Difficult to advance Very particular about timesheets and overtime is expected for advancement Unclear definition of duties

    Advice to Management

    Instead of the perks like nice company lunches/dinners/parties, a better salary would have been preferred.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2019-05-16

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    May 16, 2019Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your suggestions. As always, Marx|Okubo welcomes all feedback.

  4. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of licensed professionals to work with. Office culture is great.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is somewhat limited.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2019-04-24

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    April 30, 2019Director of Human Resources

    Marx|Okubo thanks you for the 5 star review.

  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great employee benefits.

    Cons

    Need a better understand of what the different roles within the company do, so that each role can be of more assistance to the company as a whole.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2018-10-16

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    October 16, 2018Director of Human Resources

    Marx|Okubo thanks you for the 5 star review.

  6. "Values Its Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Marx|Okubo understands that the company's value lies in its employees. While busy periods can be hectic, managers try to provide flexibility to allow employees to balance work with the other priorities in their lives. Among employees, there is a culture of sharing information and showing appreciation. Entry-level staff are encouraged to take on new challenges, and Marx|Okubo supports continuous learning for all staff....

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    Cons

    Individual regions operate somewhat independently, with corporate providing limited (but growing) oversight and resources.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more diverse roles and opportunities for growth, particularly for administrative employees.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2018-05-08

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    May 9, 2018Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for the 5 star review of Mark Okubo.

  7. "Enjoyed my time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Retired from Marx Okubo. Worked here for 10 years. People were great and good work environment. I recommend this company.

    Cons

    Nothing stands out that future employees should know about.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2018-04-11

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    April 12, 2018Director of Human Resources

    Marx Okubo thanks you for the 5 star review.

  8. "Good Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time

    Pros

    Marx Okubo is a great place to work. Lots of great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some offices do not have enough team building activities.

    Advice to Management

    More team building activities would be good.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2018-04-06

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    April 9, 2018Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for the 5 star review of Marx Okubo.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Two thumbs up!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, relaxed attire, Dog friendly on occasion, many meals are provided, bennies are good, salary is competitive, parking, RTD pass, central Denver location next to the Cherry Creek trail, near lots of good eateries/bars/Broadway... Growing company.

    Cons

    Not near the lightrail, but plenty of bus routes. Homeless are around, but its Denver.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2018-03-26

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    March 26, 2018Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for the 5 star review of Marx Okubo!

  10. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marx|Okubo Associates full-time

    Pros

    Marx|Okubo is a great place to learn about the many aspects of the building industry. Traditional design firms don't often see the financial workings of projects, or go back to see completed projects as they age and are renewed. There are a lot of very knowledgeable professionals at Marx|Okubo who enjoying sharing what they have learned about buildings...and are always eager to learn more.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to meet colleagues in other offices, but the company is supportive of sharing staff between offices whenever possible.

    Marx|Okubo Associates2018-03-27

    Marx|Okubo Associates Response

    March 27, 2018Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for the 5 star rating of Marx Okubo!

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