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SmithGroup Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jul 3, 2019

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Mike Medici
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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. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SmithGroup full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Awesome life/work balance

    Cons

    Need more women in leadership

    SmithGroup2019-06-05
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    "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
  3. "Intermediate Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow Professional Interviewing process Good work life balance

    Cons

    Every job has its cons, nothing that really stands out

    SmithGroup2017-04-06
  4. "Site Designer"

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    Current Employee - Site Designer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, flexible hours, interesting projects, lots of professional development opportunties

    Cons

    Very corporate culture, not very diverse

    SmithGroup2016-12-20
  5. "Senior Medical Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    Flex schedule, decent benefits, good company culture, upper management and leadership tend to be good people in general, they try to achieve work life balance with mixed success

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth, quality of projects can vary widely, too much focus on delivery and not enough in design and innivation

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should see the big picture and try to be conscious about avoiding cronyism when considering advancement opportunities for staff if they truly want to achieve a diverse company where everyone has equal chances for success

    SmithGroup2016-10-11
  6. "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
  7. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Landscape Architect I 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    Employees are passionate about what they do, both in the workplace and out. Mentorship is encouraged and commonplace. Expectations are clear, and there are plenty of opportunities to "choose your path." Continuing education is encouraged, and the office provides many of the resources to assist with job training, software training and innovations within all related fields. All employees are treated with respect,...

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    Cons

    Some politics and corporate environment, if that's not your thing. If it is, then you'll do well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    SmithGroup2016-06-20
  8. "Good company"

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

    I worked at SmithGroup full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly, try to have fun and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some new management had no management experience, and didn't make expectations clear. Hard to meet unclear expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people.promoted to management have a mentor, and some management training. Set some guidelines on how managers convey expectations.

    SmithGroup2016-05-28
  9. "Great place to work"

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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

    Pros

    Great Location Friendly staff and peers. Collaborative work environment. If you are motivated and talented you will get opportunities. Good work life balance every other Friday off ! this is AWESOME.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotions, Lack of clarity around the process of getting promoted. Hard work is up to each individual, working hard will not always result in gratifying results.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to young and loyal talent. A lot of talented people loose interest and leave because they are not given opportunities.

    SmithGroup2016-01-20
  10. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee oriented, good people and resonable work life balance

    Cons

    a bit boring and bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    act like small firms do

    SmithGroup2015-01-09
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