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Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "Team leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very great collection of people and policies. Constant change and the opportunity to reach as far as you can. I love the fact that there

    Cons

    Not sure that anything stands out except these people think clients are their world and sometimes it's tough on us pleasing these clients to the degree they want

    Advice to Management

    Get some younger people in Management.


  2. "Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good coworkers, happy hours

    Cons

    bad management of employees.


  3. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The growth potential for young people who just start the career is good. As they say, sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Work hours can be extremely long at times. However that is not atypical in the architectural industry because you just have to meet the deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management need to be more organized. They need to have more respect for their employees as much as for their clients.


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  5. "a fancy place, but to many going and comings"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a very fancy place to work. too many jobs

    Cons

    lack of appreciation from managers. too many extra hour working. weekends working

    Advice to Management

    Have some attention to your people


  6. "Client Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great projects, great career prospects

    Cons

    They are understaffed at times


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Major lack of leadership. It's every man/woman for themselves."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PBK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you make clients happy the sky is the limit with career growth. Clients are pleased with PBK's designs. There are some very talented people at PBK.

    Cons

    No unified leadership and direction. Technology is seriously outdated. Many of the the talented staff end up leaving to join competitors.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "N/A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good resources. Ability to create own position.

    Cons

    Hours are high w/o paid overtime. 2014 - 490hr of OT, 2015 - 560hr of OT. Not-atypical.
    Large sole-proprietorship means all decisions go through one person. Management is paid by owner based on no written criteria; therefore they will do whatever is asked instead of what is best for the firm.
    Turnover rate is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better more sustainable culture in the office. Remove the notion that just because you are in architecture it means you MUST work long hours. It is not defacto.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fine"

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

    I worked at PBK full-time

    Pros

    Worked to hard. Not enough moneey

    Cons

    Not enough money. Not enough money

    Advice to Management

    Let people flex their time more often


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up in position. Ability to change departments. Bonus twice a year

    Cons

    Long hours of work. Very fast paste. Many unrealistic deadlines.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Were not what we use to be!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PBK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with great people,Great benefits (2 bonuses per year and 3 weeks of vacation) Great for starting out (networking)

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate (I don't know how the company claims to be growing, we are in the same office for the last 2 years, we hire, we let go and then we hire again we let go again.) Client is god, we promise the impossible and therefore work through the night sometimes.) NO work- life balance (I missed my daughter's recital and my son's graduation, due to lack of communication with the upper management and the constant promises to the client, I was unable to communicate my concerns.) Don't expect promotions, Favoritism is rampant and people are considered heroic the longer they are in the offices.

    Advice to Management

    The deadlines will continue, but we need to stop with the ego, showing off, and constantly relying on scapegoats. We use to be great, we stood for good design and work ethics, but then we became moral less and greedy. After 7 years of my life, I got sick of you guys.



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