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STUDIOS Architecture Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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  1. "Good place to be"

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    Former Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at STUDIOS Architecture full-time

    Pros

    Young office with an overall good vibe. Lots of opportunity to gain responsibility quickly. Great projects, most of them interiors or lobby repositioning. At the lower level, office politics is pretty good compared to larger offices. The principal I worked with was awesome.

    Cons

    Work life balance, not so great benefits package, higher level politics. Quite a bit of turnover, though this is similar in many firms in the city.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving responsibility to young, capable staff. Give opportunities to grow and advance to more of the staff - some people seem to get these, and some don't.


  2. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding work environment. Young staff.

    Cons

    Projects can sometimes be uninspiring.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice office, quality complimentary coffee, free snacks, friendly and helpful IT staff and office managers. Health benefits. Interesting projects and execution. Level of pride in projects and company in some employees.

    Cons

    Culture - it starts at the top. Unprofessional, hostile environment. No work-life balance. Cliquey and gossipy. Very high turn over and it seems the company is used to this. If you're looking for a company that respects their employees and treats them in a professional manner, this isn't the place for you. They're out there.

    Advice to Management

    All of your employees are working towards the same goal and the same company, not against. Remember this when you are talking to them or they come to you for advice. Don't yell in the office or belittle people for whatever reason you feel necessary to do so. Leave that, with the egos, at the door.


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  5. "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at STUDIOS Architecture (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance is good, nice office.

    Cons

    Need to work on work life balance.


  6. "Architect/Designer"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Washington, DC

    I worked at STUDIOS Architecture (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, great colleagues, integrity of design

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, poor work life balance, poor compensation package


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Nice small feel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at STUDIOS Architecture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here since it still had that small personable feel and colleagues were good people.

    Cons

    Support staff has gotten a lot better since i started due to departure of one of it's senior members who thought they ran the office and it was embarrassing at times the conflict. Should've been addressed sooner.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play the blind eye to the issues amongst support personnel - they too should have boundaries and respect for their counterparts.


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    "Great working environment, room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at STUDIOS Architecture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn alot, gain alot of responsibility and working environment is great

    Cons

    Salaries arent great and can be better


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growing office with potential for design freedom."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at STUDIOS Architecture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The time and work expectations are reasonable yet challenging. The group of people that has been assembled talented, professional and dedicated to their work. The office is always looking to make things more efficient and does not spare expense on technology or productivity strategies to make the day to day activities go more smoothly.

    Cons

    The office is having trouble breaking out of the "interiors" specialty, so there is not much base-building work going on.


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    "Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at STUDIOS Architecture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Cons? I can't think of any.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office and a few partners are joys to work with. Projects, though all interiors, are at least interesting.

    Cons

    Poor delegation of work. Employees often spread thin. Partners have little experience outside of the firm so it's a very odd dynamic.


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