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Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rockwell Group part-time

    Pros

    Great management and owner...very involved with the operation. They like to plan, so there were rarely surprises. Great way to run a business. Fun atmosphere and staff. I always felt welcome.

    Cons

    It was freaking loud there!!! You'll learn to lip read and keep short conversations. Not necessarily a con, but takes some getting used to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I have to write 20 words here so this sentence is just a filler!


  2. "Interview"

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

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly HR, great at responding and throughout with due diligence

    Cons

    Very competitive among other applicants

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you've been doing, it's clearly been working great!

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Awful HR and management"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Liberal. Office hour is flexible. You can bring dogs to the office. No dress code. People think you are in cool office.

    Cons

    Awful HR. HR is not professional and the person has no common sense. The person opens mouth without filtering. Poor mentorship. Some seniors are a joke. Very inscure and inexperienced seniors eat up too much money in the office. Some studios let employees work next to office renovation construction site. Office environment is very poorly done and it is disgusting. They focus on marketing not the design execution. Many times surprisingly notable clients fire them. Maybe intermediate level could grow in the environment since people know what to do but definitely I don't recommend juniors to start off from here. Guarantee that juniors can't learn anything. Some studio leaders don't know their job description. Definitely the owner has no idea what'a going on in the office and only focus on marketing and trying hard to be celebrity. The owner looks very bad and funny in the meetings. The person has no idea what he is talking about.

    Advice to Management

    Improve office environment and replace HR with a professional. HR creates so many issues in this office. Also replace a couple of studio leaders. Definitely they are just losing money and clients. Also hire real designer and managers not hiring kids who went to ivy league with 2-3 year experience. These kids so called project managers can't even read drawing and put drawings together. Also don't hire kids from college that don't even teach CAD. Is it a joke? What do we do with these kids who don't know CAD? We don't even use Revit in the office. Let'a be professionals seriously.


  4. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team, and learning environment.

    Cons

    Low salaries, and not a lot of room for growth.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, weird management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time

    Pros

    Company has some great people on staff.

    Cons

    Company may be on the downside of its prime. The studio I worked in the management was highly emotional and made some poor and unthought through choices as a result. Created some chaos and lack of true leadership.

    Advice to Management

    The overall administration is great. The studio leaders, with a few exceptions, are self absorbed and unpleasant.


  6. "Nice office culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time

    Pros

    Laid back creative environment. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Unprofessional at times. high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Put more into your employees to show appreciation


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Be aware: They over-hire and lay people off frequently to make a profit."

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to hospitality vendors, very creative projects, casual dress attire, super talented people, good salary, access to the newest materials, and the amazing materials librarian.

    Cons

    Almost everything else - outdated office in desperate need of a renovation, no vacation time for
    Six months from start-date, long hours, egocentric managers, immature and unprofessional conduct by senior level staff (gossip, yelling etc), shockingly poor quality and rushed project documentation that will ultimately drive your vendors and consultants crazy and abuse their time and resources (lots of vendors have stopped working with them) possible poor ethics, they hire and fire as needed to make a profit. When I left they were laying off 20+ people yet still seeking new hires on job-boards. Some people no sooner made it to their six month mark and were laid off without ever taking vacation time. Not worth the risk.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the toxic people and promote the truly gifted, cooperative and hardworking people. Stop hiring full time staff if you know you won't need them in six months.

  8. "The best for hospitality"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer/Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer/Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable hours (for a design firm); design-oriented, high design quality

    Cons

    Ranks of senior-level staff are thin - little mentorship available


  9. "Good place to work if you want to gain interiors experience"

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    Current Employee - Architect
    Current Employee - Architect

    I have been working at Rockwell Group full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly people & environment
    - Divided into studios so you get to be part of certain identity smaller group within big company
    - Strong interiors, if you are architect and looking to have more interaction with interior designer

    Cons

    - There are not many architects with technical ability
    - Management, such as placing people into projects according to their ability and schedule, can be bit unorganized


  10. "great place to learn"

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

    I worked at Rockwell Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The exposure to high profile projects and clients cannot be beat. It is a great place to learn, but is not a place for long term career development.

    Cons

    The office culture and upper management do not invest in the low-mid level staff. In many ways, there is not a way "up" in the company. When people are promoted to Associate, it's really just an honorary title, it does not come with any added benefits.


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