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Sasaki Associates Reviews

Updated November 17, 2016
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  1. "Improving Design Chops"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Architect in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sasaki Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sasaki is at an interesting point in its identity as a firm where it seems to be beginning to embrace the idea that it can have a global footprint. The planning and urban design work being done around the world is at the top of its class. Landscape architecture projects are also getting better. Architizer even named Sasaki one of the 15 landscape architecture firms to watch... It would be great if the architecture group embraced this design ethos. Architecture is still dragging the rest of the firm down, failing to really have any breakthrough projects with a very regional and campus focus instead of embracing an opportunity to do something truly cutting edge.

    Cons

    Still a very parochial feel in the architecture group, despite others in the office doing amazing work around the world. Maybe that's because we are stuck in Watertown. Leadership doesn't seem to embrace that they are perceived as one of the top international design firms and don't really celebrate that type of work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving design quality of the architecture studio and try to lead the conversation in the industry by doing something bold instead of the status quo of safe project types.


  2. "Great firm with a historic legacy and a progressive outlook"

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

    I have been working at Sasaki Associates full-time

    Pros

    Young firm, offers full range of benefits and professional development opportunities most other firms in this industry can provide. Excellent projects and engaged leadership committed to continually improving the office culture.

    Cons

    Lots of talented people here - can be a competitive environment but that is to be expected at a firm with an international reputation like Sasaki has.


  3. "Good environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of friendly, helpful people

    Cons

    Can be a complex environment to navigate


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  5. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    integrating work spaces, interesting pepple

    Cons

    projects mainly about institutional buildings


  6. "Love working here!"

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    Current Employee - Landscape Designer
    Current Employee - Landscape Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company who values their employees. Looks to retain talent w/ work life balance. Great resources and projects.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say so far!


  7. "A great place to work with wonderful office culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sasaki Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are incredibly smart and passionate about what they do
    Collaboration between disciplines happens on a daily basis
    Generous salary and benefits packages

    Cons

    There is not enough parking


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Landscape Architect in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Landscape Architect in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sasaki Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lack of hierarchy allows for best ideas to shine through.
    Good potential for growth and success because of support of an entrepenurial spirit

    Cons

    Deadlines can sometimes be difficult and create work/life balance issues. Travel requirements increase as individuals become more senior.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more responsibility to younger professionals and trust them to take on more.



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