Perkins & Will Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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3.7
62%
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94%
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Perkins & Will President and CEO Phil Harrison
Phil Harrison
144 Ratings
Pros
  • "Accommodating and well designed work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people, very understanding and willing to help you(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours depending on the project(in 13 reviews)

  • "Hierarchy, many are hired for relationships rather than talent/skills, poor work/life balance(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "What’s it like"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Teamwork heavy, technology, innovation, great employee benefits

    Cons

    Hierarchy, many are hired for relationships rather than talent/skills, poor work/life balance.

  2. "_"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Interior Designer II in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The population is very diverse

    Cons

    It is a large company


  3. "Arch III"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Arch III in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good office location and bountiful resources and talented people. Good benefits and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Seattle office grew very fast between 2015 and 2017, with new staff every week. Hard to create an office culture with that growth and also advancement process was not very clear

  4. "Graphic Designer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Very friendly people and many in office fun events.

    Cons

    There wasn't much chance of Career Growth in Graphic Design.

  5. "Hit and miss..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office has a nice atmosphere, and the people were fun and outgoing. Also, office activities and perks were interesting.

    Cons

    The firm's priorities are all about cost, regardless of talent or medium/long term growth and development, for the employee and the firm itself. So, you may believe there is an overarching culture, or office identity, but it's all superficial and will disappear at the first economic difficulties.

  6. "The hierarchy is toxic"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vision benefits are good, because having designer eyewear is important for client-facing.

    Cons

    No career development. Staff get 'tucked' into the respedctive roles without room for growth

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  7. "Yeah but not really"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being a large company, they have good resources

    Cons

    Management at the studio level is severely lacking

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  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Arch I in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Perkins & Will full-time

    Pros

    Transparency, diversity of employees and work, community

    Cons

    I have no real complaints

  9. "Dont Work Here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer II in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perkins and Will as a company is great, the Denver office is a nightmare!

    Cons

    Arrogant egotistical management who never even talk or care about their employees. When Perkins and Will bought out Sink Combs (previous firm) the management had to sign a five-year contract in 2017. DO NOT WORK FOR PW DENVER UNTILL AFTER 2022. Hopefully things will get better after that.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "What if?"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I had an overall positive experience, but the list below needs attention to move from a good rating to truly being an exceptional leader in the industry. Even at the top there's room for improvement.

    Cons

    Words on a corporate website don't match day-to-day actions in the office and employee experience.

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