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Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "Great place to grown and learn"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart full-time

    Pros

    Teaching atmosphere with broad range of projects to help expand your knowledge of different building types. Nice range of talent and skills to help learn from each other.

    Cons

    remote working would be a good option.

    Advice to Management

    consider remote access for work from home when possible


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It's all sunshine and rainbows when they are trying to hire you, and then you see the truth once you get there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a few nice people that work there, but they let management walk all over them and you just constantly feel bad for them.

    Cons

    Anyone who has any drive or purpose should not work here because all of your dreams will be quickly crushed. This company hasn't changed its policies in decades and doesn't intend to. The superiors love to belittle the "Millennial" generation in the office and take great joy in being controlling and condescending bullies. They are unappreciative of initiative, and anyone that decides to stand up against their outdated ideals never lasts long. They will ask you for your opinion, not listen to a word you say, belittle you and tell you why you are wrong and then blather on about why they are right.

    Superiors have terrible bouts of amnesia and love "forgetting" that they ever made a decision. They will then blame the result of their choice on you (or the person closest to the right) and question why you would have done such a thing-Unless it benefits them, at which time they will take the credit. This is probably why so many people refuse to make command decisions and deflect blame at all costs. There is no clear career path, only people waiting for others to retire or die so that they may fill their shoes.

    They are terrified of technology and trust no one. If you have a problem, too bad because there is no HR department-Just the way they like it. This company is ran by miserable people who find great pleasure in making others feel equally or even more miserable. I have never worked anywhere so depressing, so discouraging and so oblivious to the unhappiness of employees. I just hope that this review can help save someone from this place. Don't be fooled. Take your other offer.

    Advice to Management

    Strongly consider a change in upper management if you want this company to survive. Listen to the ideas of others and take them into consideration. Teach others to be managers, otherwise you will be left with no one to run your company when you retire. Embrace technology and develop your younger talent instead of trying to control them and break them down. If you continue to neglect them, they will continue to move on to better companies.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Old school"

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

    I worked at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional nice environment, cool people to work with, well paid

    Cons

    Old school structure, lack of transparency, lack of collaboration, dated corporate structure, pinch hole

    Advice to Management

    The old corporate structure does not work well with millenials.
    It is importat to work with principals that collaborate in projects, and who allows you to grow, not by telling you what to do, but rather help you shape up your own ideas.


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  5. "TOXIC working environment"

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

    I worked at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Despite the toxic culture, there were a few genuine and kind people who worked here. A few former employees were able to leave the company with their mental and emotional health in tact.

    Cons

    -"Good Ol Boy" / Pact culture
    - Unchecked, freely expressed Bigotry and racism without recourse
    -Hostile working environment
    -Mgmt is condescending , upper mgmt does not care about employees well being
    -No real HR department, disputes among employees are not handled properly
    -Promotion based solely on coterie, not merit
    -High Turnonver
    -Compensation below average

    Advice to Management

    Businesses are only successful when employees are treated like humans, not subordinates, not tools. Ditch the abusive intimidation tactics, and try having more concern for the people who work so hard to contribute to the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No complaints really"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architectural in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Architectural in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    nice people but management can show favorites

    Cons

    old school mentality, doesn't offer what many other firms do as far as benefits or flex schedule


  7. "Good people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience in different project types

    Cons

    Employee benefits are not that good


  8. "Technology Support Technician"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Technician II in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Client Services Technician II in Portsmouth, VA

    I worked at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small environment, people are friendley

    Cons

    You're not paid your worth


  9. "If you like to feel unappreciated, get a horrible vacation plan, feel free to apply."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are very nice, the pay was okay.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management were absolutely work place bullies. The vacation policy was one of the worst I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more, remember they are people too. Not just pawns in your game of chess. People are not disposable. Especially the people who spend the majority of there life making you wealthier.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience working with a wonderful top rate company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company that is willing to give its employees vast opportunities

    Cons

    There were no down sides

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your workforce, by offering opportunity for growth.


  11. "Old School Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on resume. They expect a lot from you, so if you aren't already one that thinks of "the next obvious question", this will force you to step up your game.

    Cons

    They don't respect the employees. They often say they like to treat everyone the same, yet they pick and choose who gets special treatment. One person can get away with things another person can't. As adults, they could improve on treating and trusting employees to get their job done without micromanaging.

    No job recognition.

    Advice to Management

    I believe the employees would be a lot happier and willing to go the extra mile if they trusted the employees a little more. Flexible work hours as long as you get in your 8 hours, perhaps. Recognizing a job well done.


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