Perkins Eastman Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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3.4
67%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Perkins Eastman Chairman and CEO Brad Perkins
Brad Perkins
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people to work with, some good projects(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, great people, good pay(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is little to no communication between project managers or principals(in 6 reviews)

  • "Boston upper management is cliquey, inconsistent, and VERY unprofessional(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work At"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Junior Architectural Designer 

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

    Pros

    Incredible office to work at with very nice people. Great office culture. Great happy hours and company events!

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward mobility.

  2. "Good place overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/ life balance. Not a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    Bad 401K company match. But benefit are inline with similarly sized companies


  3. "Do what’s best for you"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learnt a lot about working in a big machine

    Cons

    It’s a corporate machine - quite impersonal

  4. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great office environment. Attention to employee needs and satisfaction.

    Cons

    Management and workflow is not highly organized.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company Ever"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time

    Pros

    nothing except for lunch and learn free food

    Cons

    Everything, worst management and incompetent people running the firm

  6. "PE"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, some good projects

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity to show your talents

  7. "Pleasant company culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Studio leadership constantly tries to engage the employees. I personally feel like my voice is being heard. Great group of people who care about each other gives me a sense of family at the workplace.

    Cons

    I've had some frustrations with HR due to their lack of transparency and efficiency. There seems to be some disconnect between practice leaders and the HR.

  8. "Charlotte Location - One of The Worse Companies."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Charlotte, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Eastman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Charlotte's office was one of my worse experiences. Poor management, poor communication, and no equality among their employees! You can not grow in this office! I do not recommend this place to anyone!

    Cons

    Flexible working hours. Working from home policy. Good PTO.

  9. "Based on who you know, not experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of people and classes to learn from and fun coworkers. A lot of happy hours. Lots of coffee/ tea.

    Cons

    Lack of your ability to show your real talent and skills. There was little of an opportunity to advance into different projects, mainly little projects. Work is on who you know not based on your experience and skills. There is a bit of favoritism, so you have to suck-up to some of your leadership and drama. You'll see one person working hard on one side of you and the other on their phone texting.

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  10. "Jr. Architect"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Junior Architect 

    I have been working at Perkins Eastman full-time

    Pros

    very nice hours and colleagues

    Cons

    The amount of interesting projects and pace of projects

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