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Perkins Eastman CEO Brad Perkins
Brad Perkins
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "Multiple design disciplines/studios provide exposure to a wide variety of projects(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, great people, good pay(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The firm leadership does not yet value sustainable design(in 2 reviews)

  • "This company has so much potential if they would just find good leadership(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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      Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

      I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good People, Strong studios, great resources, I felt importation

      Cons

      office was under construction while I was there

    • "Great first internship experience"

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        Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
        Recommends

        I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great environment with friendly employees. Specific studio I was assigned to frequently held happy hour events which allowed me to get to know more employees in a casual setting.

        Cons

        Not much face-to-face interaction with team members daily (lots of Skype IM or calls)

      • "Great people and office culture"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great people and office culture.

        Cons

        Wish there was more democratic work involvement in projects.

      • "Work environment"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          good salary work life balance nice office space

          Cons

          lack of cultural awareness and understanding catty behaviour in office

        • "Solid company, too conservative at times"

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          Former Employee - Associate 
          Recommends
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          It's a tired tagline among design firms, especially larger ones, but PE does encourage an entrepreneurial spirit among its people, across title and rank. There's potential for upward mobility (if you're willing and able to get a little creative). Studio leaders want and encourage outside the box thinking, even if they're not always willing to act on it. Decent place to build a career.

          Cons

          Firm leadership is unable to see the forest through the trees and make some tough decisions regarding its staff (many loyal and talented people go unnoticed and jump ship, while a lot of dead weight is needlessly allowed to stick around). Firm's brand and its messaging is inconsistent; as a firm culture, they often settle for status quo.

        • "decent"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time

          Pros

          A healthy mix of business and casual. Diverse group of workers and relatively easy going environment. Lot of female leaders in the NYC office and many initiatives happening within the office to go with the recent rebranding.

          Cons

          PM/PA, coordinator vs. designer role balance can be skewed at times, making one overloaded and the other much less so.

        • Helpful (4)

          "Junior Architect"

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          Former Employee - Junior Architectural Designer in Washington, DC
          Doesn't Recommend

          I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Being able to work on multiple projects types. Enjoyed meeting people there who become longtime friends outside the company.

          Cons

          It was my first Job and later learned I was not happy there. You can get lost within this large company. Do your best to communicate and network with your co-workers. Poor Management- work on guiding people the right way.

          Advice to Management

          Work on adding more diversity to the company. Help the young break out of the confront zone and teach them to be independent by being themselves, etc. Don't let people feel lower than themselves. Don't play favoritism.

        • "Stable"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Great benefits, great people, good pay

          Cons

          The work can be monotonous and lackluster.

          Advice to Management

          Encourage young employees to participate in design phases. Projects could use a breath of fresh air.

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          "Founder has to go"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time

          Pros

          Some great people and projects.

          Cons

          One of the founders completely out of touch. Arbitrary decisions with discussion that change months of planning.

          Advice to Management

          Move on. This isn’t the company it was in the 80s. Forced retirements. Now!

        • "Architectural Designer"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time

          Pros

          Big projects, good pay, and benefits

          Cons

          Hard to rise in the company

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