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Found 516 of over 602 reviews
3.6
75% Recommend to a Friend
78% Approve of CEO

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3.6
75%
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78%
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Opportunity

    Dec 26, 2022 - Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow at SOM

    Cons

    There are not many negatives about working there.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good opportunity to collaborate great teams

    Jan 25, 2023 - Senior Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of good resources and great teams

    Cons

    Limit to explore to other area

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

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    Jan 17, 2023 - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people in every department.

    Cons

    Some of the older employees aren't tech-savvy.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Enriching and Valuable experience

    Jan 14, 2023 - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Unique and large-scale projects Brilliant and open-minded co-workers Strong company culture

    Cons

    Cons big companies can have.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    new employee

    Dec 31, 2022 - Junior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    interesting work, good mentorship, happy

    Cons

    long hours, commute from oakland is rough

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Fun Studio

    Dec 23, 2022 - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get to work on some of the biggest project out there and nice design with thoughts.

    Cons

    long working hours, and pay lesser than other firms for the hours you work. but at the end if you love architecture it is worth it.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A good place to start or go all-in, but not in between

    Dec 15, 2022 - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great projects, pay is industry leading but only for very senior level people. Looks good on resume. You will work with lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Cut-throat atmosphere. Leadership cares about making money more than most anything else. Extra money goes into partners' pockets rather than into improving the company. Partner-specific approach to operations, as opposed to efficiency, i.e., working "for" one partner is very different from working "for" another. Bonuses are minimal until a very senior level, which are then very generous.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee

    No growth

    Dec 19, 2022 - Senior Project Architect 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good learning experience, good resources, Talented colleagues

    Cons

    Not a good environment, no appreciation, a lot of politics, no future or growth long term. Low salary. I won't suggest staying in company for long term. it is good for 1 year or 2 years of experience as they don't invest in you.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Design Intern

    Dec 18, 2022 - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great experience with great people.

    Cons

    I’m not a corporate person, and SOM is extremely corporate.

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Too competitive

    Dec 14, 2022 - Architect 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good pay in general, some good people

    Cons

    unhealthy competition within the team

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 602 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

75% of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, culture.

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