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Perkins Eastman Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Good culture, good people and good welfare (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people, very positive atmosphere (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of project varieties, lack of design innovations, very expensive medical plan( (in 3 reviews)

  • Profit-driven projects with no design intent (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Project Architect"

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

    I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Leadership, it is a good company to build up your career

    Cons

    Good Leadership means Good firm to work for.


  2. "Making a difference"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brand is strong in making a difference in people's lives...many/most are motivated by that opportunity

    Cons

    Growth leads to uneven quality...how does everyone get on the same page?

    Advice to Management

    Make the transition already...but make sure the next generation cares....

  3. "Architect"

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

    I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time

    Pros

    We weigh out the good and the bad

    Cons

    responsible for protecting the public health


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior manager"

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    Current Employee - Leader
    Current Employee - Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Firm exploring the culture of being large and how to make its size and resources a core value. There is tremendous interest in realizing this goal to redefine the large firm to deliver outstanding quality and innovation.

    Cons

    Current organizational condition somewhat inconsistent and not yet synchronized with cultural and qualitative aspirations. Growth has outpaced the infrastructure to leverage resources and talent fully.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working at it! Don’t be afraid to separate from individuals who are not prepared to live in the brand and culture. The firm is moving in a powerful direction.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of Growth"

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    _Different scale of projects
    _Different building typologies
    _If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to work on different phases
    _In-house interiors studio and urban planing

    Cons

    _Poor Management
    _Diversity without inclusion
    _Inherent racism
    _Chauvinistic & sexist
    _Lack of professional growth
    _Pigeonholed
    _Profit-driven projects with no design intent
    _High turnover, low retention
    _Poor compensation & benefits

    Advice to Management

    _Lay-off your Board of Directors
    _Cultivate the young talent that you’ve ignored


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work. They are always selling and trying to bring in new clients

    Cons

    The quality of the work, especially by the architects is shoddy. This group will charge every paper clip they use to the clients. Two projects I was on were cancelled because the clients thought they were being ripped off. They were! Greed is the number one goal!

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and decide if you can really say you serve clients or the bottomline.


  7. "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Teams are flexible and there is great office culture.

    Cons

    The pay could be more competitive as well as investing in their employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Well Rounded - but not ideal"

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    Current Employee - Intern Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth if you are positioned correctly / take initiative
    Relatively little overtime typically
    Well rounded experience and you aren't really pigeonholed into one thing - variety of experiences.

    Cons

    Inflexible hours when overtime does occur
    Many top down policies from Centralized HR that don't always comport with local customs and conditions.
    Seems like pay may be under market, typically.
    No bonus structure until full year after being titled staff person.
    Advancement or recognition is not guaranteed.

    Advice to Management

    Change compensation structures so that you don't loose millennials and staff.
    Need more levels within firm for growth.
    Make career conferences matt - have them before promotions and salary is decided.


  9. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Perkins Eastman part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place but too much people.

    Cons

    please put it together ,too much fat all over


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intermediate Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    wide-ranging experience, various scales projects, great work and life balance, good people

    Cons

    sometime people are not enough paid, experience is not always related to the salary

    Advice to Management

    open up peoples salaries


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