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  • "Path to leadership and career advancement can be ambiguous and frustrating(in 7 reviews)

  • "Strong politics like all the large firms(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Continuous leader in the industry"

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

    I have been working at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    Great people and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Trying to do too many things?

    SmithGroup2019-04-11
  2. "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SmithGroup

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people.

    Cons

    nothing much to say for cons

    SmithGroup2017-06-02
  3. "Fantastic working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SmithGroup

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flex hours, opportunity to grow knowledge base through internship

    Cons

    some studios are more put together than others, healthcare studio felt disjointed, not much else

    SmithGroup2016-11-17
  4. "Great place to work for in Detroit"

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    Current Employee - Architect I in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great firm, it is a multinational corporation, it is 160 years old firm, it's one of the top 10 firms in America, have great people, lot of great work, has many departments for wide range of work, one of the best internship programs, 15 extra holidays due to the (some) Friday off rules-- great for work-life balance

    Cons

    Big firm so slightly slow during hiring, except internship, bureaucratic due to the size of the firm

    Advice to Management

    Check on people at higher posts should be made from time to time based on other junior employees reviews- some of them do not deserve to be there.

    SmithGroup2016-08-31
  5. "Best intro to working at a design firm"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SmithGroup

    Pros

    -- The Ann Arbor office is full of great people. It's a big firm, but the office isn't very large: ~40 engineers, planners, landscape architects, and marketing. Super nice people. --Projects varied sufficiently to be interesting. Though I didn't work on a variety of actual projects, the tasks that I was assigned varied widely: working on preliminary design with the civils, concept work with the planners and LA's, post-construction...

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    Cons

    No complaints as a first internship.

    Advice to Management

    Great summer in Ann Arbor!!

    SmithGroup2016-05-15
  6. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SmithGroup

    Pros

    Great People and great attitude, lot of help.

    Cons

    Lack of work and slow down in economy caused us to leave.

    SmithGroup2015-01-07
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Don't become another "Mr. or Mrs. SmithGroup" SmithGroup SF 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SmithGroup full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people who are in the same prison... most do tend to stick together... others take advantage. You might make a friend... hopefully you'll meet someone who will get you a better job.

    Cons

    Everything. Even the "bagel Monday" is stale... The office design is a junk shop of wannabe progressive, the administrative staff is hired on a "bored, poor and just need a job" basis. If there is any talent there it sinks to the level of working at the DMV. And don't even think about Senior Management. This is a place in which Senior Management dislikes everyone and tells them on a daily basis. This is not...

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    Advice to Management

    Suicide? Familycide? Please remove yourselves from the business, architecture and human community.

    SmithGroup2014-11-18
  8. "Good Large-Firm"

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    Current Employee - Architect I in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, decent design, great benefits. Every other Friday off. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. A lot of bread and butter projects that are not properly designed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    SmithGroup2013-06-21
  9. "Great Experience... great firm to work for"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, and great life-work balance

    Cons

    I cannot say anything bad about my experience, it was my first architecture related job and would love to continue working there.

    SmithGroup2013-04-02
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, decent projects, disconnected upper management, no clear career path"

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    Former Employee - Architect I in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, interesting projects, decent PTO + Friday offs, great industry reputation, casual working environment, great company events, healthcare focused company.

    Cons

    Strong politics like all the large firms. No career advancement plan, very little opportunities. Poor marketing makes the firm hard to get work resulting the studios very slow at most times. Poor project management and fee tracking which caused most project to loose profit. Repeatitive tasks, relatively poor in areas other than healthcare.

    SmithGroup2012-09-07
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