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Updated Oct 27, 2021

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3.9
79%
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91%
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Perkins & Will President and CEO Phil Harrison
Phil Harrison
184 Ratings
Pros
  • "great work environment and dynamics(in 24 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and great people(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours depending on the project(in 15 reviews)

  • "Overtime, there is no work-life balance(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Architect

      Jul 24, 2021 - Project Architect in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career building resources are plentiful Flexible work culture with downtown location Great studio that works on a variety of project types

      Cons

      I’m not sure it’s a con, but PW has high expectations for all employees. You must obtain LEED GA within 6 months at a minimum, but they encourage all to get the BD+C. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but they also expect you to become registered architect. They demand excellence in every facet. Again, I wouldn’t say this is a bad thing, but if you aren’t ready for it, be prepared to achieve the best you.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent work culture

      Oct 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Talented staff, warm environment. Emphasis on mentorship, approachable leadership, and business / financial transparency.

      Cons

      Large organization - people can get lost if they don’t have the talent or confidence to succeed.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good

      Oct 9, 2021 - Designer II in Miami, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great resources and software offered, great projects

      Cons

      Politics can slow down decision making

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Work Culture

      Oct 1, 2021 - Designer I in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible work/life balance, powerful and pervasive resources across the country and world.

      Cons

      Very difficult to get promoted, little to no room for bonus/promotion based on performance or merit

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Innovative; research driven; thrives with complexity

      Sep 24, 2021 - Design Principal in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Intensely curious and smart people around the globe

      Cons

      The A&D world is a very competitive industry.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent

      Sep 23, 2021 - Architectural Designer in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great projects, culture and people

      Cons

      Not that i can think of

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Long hours and too much politics

      Oct 17, 2021 - Senior Designer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good office physical space and location

      Cons

      Too much politics and ego in the office. Toxic environment to work at.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great learning opportunity

      Aug 13, 2021 - Interior Design Intern in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly coworkers, ability to see a designer work first hand, learn from the best

      Cons

      Can't get your hand too deep into projects, very surface level work such as assisting and vendor rep coordination

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Place

      Aug 5, 2021 - Human Resources/Payroll Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I worked there for over 10yrs with good, talented people. The company's diversity team is awesome across all offices.

      Cons

      Some employees have felt lost in a big firm so maybe check ins with new employees would be good.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Thoughtful design

      Aug 6, 2021 - Architect in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Corporate values, design aspirations, resources

      Cons

      Follow through, layers of management, too heavy with leadership

      1 person found this review helpful
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