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Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio Reviews

Updated Oct 23, 2017

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  1. "Intern Architect/ Co-op"

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    Current Employee - Intern Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Multiple Projects to work on.

    Cons

    Still in the process of shifting to Revit

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2017-10-23
  2. "Eh."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio full-time

    Pros

    The team is diverse and all hard-working and passionate about their respected field, may it be architecture or interior design.

    Cons

    Leadership is fragmented and contradicting to each other. Some are quite traditional is the way they think work should be done, if only they were more open to remote work, flexible hours, and open communication about those kinds of concerns without judgement.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of or fix Rubio. She's a two-faced liar whose design mindset is outdated, uninventive and cheap.

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2017-07-03
  3. "A Great Place to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Atlanta, GA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interior Design management is amazing. The pace of work is steady but not overwhelming, and there are a variety of project types to work on. Pay is competitive within the industry, and the owners seem focused on making it a great place to work. It's an incredibly diverse office with a lot of women (although most of them are interiors) and immigrants. There's no tension around this at all. It's great. In general, the entire staff is incredibly friendly. It's a good work atmosphere, especially for a medium-sized firm. There are all-office meetings every other week to inform employees about office happenings, current and completed projects, and "lessons learned" from projects. Sometimes they drag on, but breakfast is provided, and I enjoy seeing what projects other teams are working on.

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    Cons

    The office is incredibly behind on industry technology standards. Most of the office can't use Revit, so it falls on employees to teach each other, and there is general confusion on office standards for drawings. New hires all need to know Revit (I believe), but new hires tend to be young and aren't yet familiar enough with industry drawing standards and building construction. Even when changes are incredibly needed (such as Revit standards) and widely agreed to, change is SLOW. There seems to be very little interest in directing productivity to internal issues; management would rather the associates stay billable than improve things like office file structure, office drawing standards, the material library's organization, etc. One of the owners is very rude. He cuts down his own employees in front of clients, discourages input if he doesn't agree with it. It's demoralizing and shows that he doesn't trust the people he hired. The office is pretty ugly, but supposedly we're renovating this summer... or this fall... or in 2018. Like I said, change is slow.

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    Advice to Management

    Pick up the pace on bureaucratic changes and Revit standards. They're boring and not billable, but they would make things clearer for everyone, and that's worth it. Also, ask the interiors staff about changes to PDL, filing structure, etc. Office standards were built for architecture, and some simple changes could mesh the two "halves" of the office much better.

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2017-05-13
  4. "Not Progressive"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For the most part everyone is very friendly and kind. Plenty of work coming in to keep busy.

    Cons

    No Human Resources department. If you have a problem in the office you are expected to let the partners know. Not a good system. There is no feedback system in place for lower level employees to let management know their thoughts. We once filled out a "Best Places to Work" type survey that lead to a lecture to the employees for giving bad reviews when the partners got the results. No changes were made when that happened. The environment is very conservative. There's a corporate-style dress code that is in place. Lots of sexist, homophobic, anti-immigrant comments fly around the office with little thought. When I brought up the lack of women (and general diversity) in the office I was told "this is the South." For a design firm the office is very tame, looks like an insurance office. The partners don't seem to want to invest in teaching/learning new technology that is standard in architecture at this point. There is a very loose training program in place but it falls on the current employees that have other work to do and are not being compensated for their extra time spent on teaching. Overall, this has been the least innovative or progressive place I have ever worked.

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    Advice to Management

    Partners need a system in place to actually listen to feedback from their employees and make changes.

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2017-03-15
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people, room for growth, client-focused design, tons of work coming in

    Cons

    A little behind the times technology-wise

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the small-firm family atmosphere

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2016-09-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Rug pulled out from under me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio full-time

    Pros

    Convenient location, although that will change when the new stadium is completed and then it will be a nightmare.

    Cons

    Poor management. Partners who don't focus on employee development and rather on their own personal profit.

    Advice to Management

    Honest review process and staying involved rather than focusing only on profitability.

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2016-05-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Former Associate in Atlanta, GA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Place To Work. Diverse Project Types. Friendly. Great Benefits. Good Compensation. Great Location. Lots of Opportunity.

    Cons

    Need to improve use of technology. Break room is too small, hah.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work too much. Focus on the big picture.

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2016-01-18
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Potential"

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    Current Employee - Associate Architect in Atlanta, GA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really good pay, decent project schedules, they turn down projects when they don't have the staff, and great people

    Cons

    lack of use and knowledge of current and trending software and technology, lack of mentors and training for interns, and some managers do not manage

    Advice to Management

    consistency through out office, mandate studios/project teams have in-house meetings monthly if not weekly, set standard on how sets will go together

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2015-03-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very good experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A medium sized firm that cares for their employees. A balance between family and work is a firm goal. They do not require employees to spend inordinate amounts if overtime for firm profits. There is some diversity in building types; office, multifamily and hotel which kept the firm afloat during the recession. A lot of emphasis is placed on client needs.

    Cons

    Some infighting between partners. No apparent road for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Resolve issues in private

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2013-10-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Young, Dynamic firm with idealistic management efforts."

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    Project Architect in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio

    Pros

    Five founding partners, each shows various degree of respectable idealism and efforts in creating a nurturing working environment. Senior partners were respectable professionally, and empowering.

    Cons

    Infighting and management style conflicts among partiners affected employees' morale. Young firm history did not provide solid business foundation. Not all tallents were fairly recognized among employee. The firm management became jumpy everything considered.

    Advice to Management

    Those conscientious attempts to fight SRSS culture may backfire. Should look deeper to see where SRSS culture still has strong hold. Hint, you are the firm owners now. Break out of the pattern of only entrusting those employee who founded the firm with you and leave space for new employee to grow too.

    Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio2010-06-12
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