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SmithGroup Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2019

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Mike Medici
24 Ratings
  1. "Too boring, too corporate"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SmithGroup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Really boring, lackluster people for the arts field Very corporate Lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    Hire more interesting people, make the work more creative and fun

    SmithGroup2019-01-22
  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SmithGroup part-time

    Pros

    GOOd pay atleat which is good

    Cons

    Low hours mostly given to you

    SmithGroup2018-12-26
  3. "computer information"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmithGroup part-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for awesome employers and employees

    Cons

    not much cons other than your experience here is how you make it for yourself

    SmithGroup2018-11-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    Great firm to work for, strong recent talent acquisitions, some great designers, setting itself up to compete at the top level. Office culture is a nice balance of passionate work and work-life balance. Nice people, overall pretty strong leadership.

    Cons

    Still going through growing pains from being a business driven firm to becoming a design focused firm. No design minds in the corporate leadership but they are making an effort to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the design focus, work on bringing in more young design talent (career fairs, marketing channels, etc.). Look at other well-known design firms and re-assess brand and marketing.

    SmithGroup2018-06-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    Incredible environment, benefits and room to grow

    Cons

    None - I want to stay at the company for as long as possible

    SmithGroup2018-05-26
  6. "Entry Level Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, positive environment, plenty of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Really nice and flashy work environment, but ultimately you're a drone. Might be perfect for some, but it just wasn't for me.

    SmithGroup2018-03-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Balanced Operation"

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    Current Employee - Architect in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SmithGroup full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Healthy work / life balance Office culture Retention Diversity

    Cons

    Design process can be rote and conservative Complacency Sometimes stagnant work

    Advice to Management

    Needs a little more edge in design. Generally positive levels of interaction, yet management can seem out of touch at times.

    SmithGroup2018-03-01
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good projects, Bad Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    Win lots of nice looking projects to put in your portfolio. Great learning experience for young staff- for a year or two. Nice people.

    Cons

    No design influence from majority of staff. Design dictated down by design director. Not a lot of thinking outside the box is expected or accepted. Do as you’re told, Status quo. Often hires unqualified candidates. Over worked and under paid. Burnout. Design and sustainability are not thought through and often BS’ed. Think entire buildings designed in a 100 hour work week leading up to deadlines. Staffing/management issues....

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    Advice to Management

    Allow the staff Architects to design the projects- oversight, teaching, and guidance from design director(s), not dictation. Respect staff’s time away from work. Pay for achievements, advances in career. Compensate competitively.

    SmithGroup2017-11-15
  9. "Best Place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Architect I in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at SmithGroup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They care about your growth and value.

    Cons

    Lots of travel included. Sometimes asks for overtime.

    SmithGroup2017-11-01
  10. "Growing, with opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth as the company grows

    Cons

    Multiple layers of approvals before moving forward with projects

    SmithGroup2017-11-10
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