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OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2018

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3.3
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OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE CEO Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas
2 Ratings
  1. "Project Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE full-time

    Pros

    good projects and design process

    Cons

    poor management and poor choices on hierarchy

    OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE2016-07-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting projects, good place to learn early in career

    Cons

    Poor management, favoritism, bullying, taking advantage of young employees, harassment.

    OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE2018-01-17
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Great firm (as long as you know what you're in for)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BD Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very diverse projects - Dedicated and passionate employees - principals are right there with you at 2am working on deadlines - Everyone is very nice and good-natured... this may change periodically depending on deadlines, but for the most part, it's a great office environment

    Cons

    - Long hours (Extremely long hours) - Below market pay - Very high turnover rate (knowledge on projects can be lost as multiple generations of people switch in and out)

    Advice to Management

    More intangible benefits - if everyone is going to be there for 15-18 hours a day, maybe include more than just a coffee machine and microwave in the kitchen (continuous snacks, drinks, gym passes, studio trips, etc.)

    OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE2015-06-06
  4. Helpful (12)

    "OMA - NY"

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     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE for less than a year

    Pros

    * You get access to high-profile projects. * Looks good on your resume. * Good benefits (incredibly!) * Good for someone who is right out of school.

    Cons

    * Ruthless working environment. Management really doesn't care if you don't sleep for days in a row as long as deadlines are met. Working hours are ridiculously long. You basically never stop working, specially if you are an intern or junior architect. Forget about having anything resembling a life outside of the office, the office is open 24/7. * Office culture is bad. Lots of dissatisfied employees. *... Incredibly disorganized project environment. * Very high rate of turnover... many employees come and go and there's a lack of history in the office. The most employees who are here for a long time have been raised in these types of environments so they 'don't know any better' and have little 'real world' experience. * Unfortunately design quality control is getting very low and design standards are getting lower.

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    OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE2015-02-07
  5. "Good place to evolve ur self"

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    • Senior Management
    Junior Designer in Rott
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive environment , skills polishing and crucial time management

    Cons

    Less discussion about lower employee role Time management consequences

    Advice to Management

    Interaction with lower level employees important

    OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE2017-09-11
  6. "No project"

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    • Senior Management
     in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE

    Pros

    It's OMA, not as intense as I thought

    Cons

    Management is bad, partner in charge is bad

    Advice to Management

    change partner

    OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE2015-06-26
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Fun projects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Full Time 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE

    Pros

    Fun projects and looks good on resume. The most respected name in the profession.

    Cons

    No sleep ever. Tense environment. And no sleep ever. Ever. Ever

    OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE2015-05-24
  8. "Geeft voldoening"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Rotterdam
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hoog cultureel en experimenteel onderzoek. Er is nooit een verkeerd voorstel. Werk met de beste professionals en klanten. Werk vanuit het meest "earth to earth" project of ontwerp "on the other side of the moon"

    Cons

    Geen stabiliteit, werknemers moeten enorm flexibel zijn. Niets is persoonlijk, echt niets. Wees klaar om harde kritiek te krijgen, je erover te zetten en iets nieuws aan te brengen.

    Advice to Management

    Luister naar de werknemers

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    OMA*AMO ARCHITECTURE2013-04-04
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