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Updated April 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people, culture, very interesting if you like working on healthcare projects (in 6 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)

  • It was not a very exciting experience for me after being there for a half-year at PE New York office (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Projects to work on"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long time employees are great to work with

    Cons

    some staff get pigeon holed and do not have a variety of tasks to gain experience


  2. "Work on Significant Projects with Stagnant Role"

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    Former Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Despite the stresses of regular deadlines, it's easy to find people to help you blow off steam. You'll have a chance to work on large, challenging projects.

    Cons

    Studios are run like profit centers at the expense of opportunities for individual growth. It's easy to get stuck playing the same role over and over again. It's not easy to transfer between studios.


  3. "Project architect"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Architect in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that are redeeming.... very greedy management

    Cons

    Lousy place to work because the management is insensitive and poorly run. Driven solely by profit and greed without much care for the employee. Very large turnover at this firm. Stay away

    Advice to Management

    Quit


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  5. "Associate Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Accommodating for employees with families

    Cons

    work flow and process can sometimes not be as smooth as you would think for a large frim


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Not much room for advancement in interiors.

    Cons

    Interior designers are brought into project too late to make a difference.


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    "Great working environment and team"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic office space
    Great people to work with
    Respectable leadership who geniunely cares about people, their satisfaction and well-being
    Lots of grassroots committees aimed at further improving the work environment, etc
    Flexible hours if needed
    No-micro management
    Bonuses for associate level and higher

    Cons

    Small 401k matching
    Expensive onsite parking

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment with good growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management makes good effort to creat good office culture. Very high caliber employees, large talent pool. Studio based team structures. Nice co works. Studio leaders are very approachable.

    Cons

    Some office politics like any other corporate firms. Long work hours. Deferred bonus plans. Bench style work space-small work space.

    Advice to Management

    More effort to create work/life balance


  9. "Good place overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, culture, very interesting if you like working on healthcare projects

    Cons

    Lack of project varieties, lack of design innovations, very expensive medical plan($250/month to be exact), they just recently increased 401K matching from 20 to 25 percent which still is very small comparing to some other firms, no bonus if you are not titled( at lease it takes 3 years to become associate)

    Advice to Management

    Revising the benefit package for employees, having design innovation and design quality as a priority in the projects


  10. "Good cooperation culture"

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

    I worked at Perkins Eastman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, good people and good welfare. They really care about their employees and nurture you.A lot of internal training and career guidance.

    Cons

    The projects I was doing were not very interesting. But it really depends on which studio you are working in. Some may have interesting projects but as a commercial firm your expectation should not be very high.


  11. "Overall a good company"

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and talented people
    Good projects (Senior living, Hospitality, and Healthcare)

    Cons

    San Francisco office is a satellite office, so all the technical and IT support are out of East Coast.
    Poor benefit package


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