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Stephen B Jacobs Group PC Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2018

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  1. "Great Architecture firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stephen B Jacobs Group PC full-time

    Pros

    Working at SBJG will give you great experience, exposure and satisfaction. The opportunity to work closely with some of the most talented, experienced and smart architects is a big plus. The office environment is mostly relaxed with a good work/life balance. Unlike many other NY architecture firms, this is not a chaotic and stressful place. You have some flexibility with work hours if you take ownership of your deliverables. This place is not for everyone though. Office culture is super-efficient. Communication and flexibility is key, ability to multitask efficiently and switch gears effectively to work with different teams on different projects is essential. There is no such thing as being over qualified here – whatever you are good at, from zoning to rendering - the firm will use it! Competitive compensation plan.

    Cons

    Not all the projects are high-end, exiting projects. Even though you work on many large projects, they are often prioritized with tight budget and the need to accommodate clients wishes may compromise some of your design ideas. This is not a starchiest environment . Also almost no senior architects are hired from outside the firm - most leadership grew and established within the firm (which can be a positive if you are looking to grow your career here!).

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    Stephen B Jacobs Group PC2018-03-23
  2. "Premier Architecture Firm for Residential Buildings"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stephen B Jacobs Group PC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the biggest pros about working at SBJG is the fact that all our projects are being built all over the city and it's vicinity, which means employees can gain valuable job site experience and insight (and we all know that being on a job site is what we all enjoy the most). SBJG is a firm that prides itself on its professionalism, attention to detail and expert client service we provide from start to finish. Other positive attributes are a relatively relaxed work environment, the casual interaction with senior and intermediate management which is always willing to share its wealth of knowledge to further the younger generation and the possibility of working on a wide variety of projects.

    Cons

    Not everyone might enjoy the demanding and fast paced work environment.

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    Stephen B Jacobs Group PC2018-06-01
  3. "Great Place to Work and Learn"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stephen B Jacobs Group PC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get a lot of responsibilities and experience quickly.

    Cons

    Because of client and/or building type, not all projects are as design oriented as one might hope.

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    Stephen B Jacobs Group PC2018-02-02
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    "Ideal Size Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stephen B Jacobs Group PC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gain invaluable experience in design and construction. Firm's projects are real projects and you will see your hard work get built. Ideal size firm, with assets and resources of large firm, but access and advancement opportunities of small firm.

    Cons

    Fast pace work environment with demanding client base. Depending on the person, may take time to learn the firm design culture.

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    Stephen B Jacobs Group PC2018-01-31
  5. "Architecture Vs Interior Design"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stephen B Jacobs Group PC

    Pros

    Friendly staff and good place to learn NYC architecture schtick.

    Cons

    Not a place to evolve freely Male-dominated. Old fashioned corporate culture.

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    Stephen B Jacobs Group PC2016-04-28
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    "Stressful Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Stephen B Jacobs Group PC

    Pros

    The firm is in a great location.

    Cons

    SBJG is a fast paced environment. You work with demanding people in every sense - both developers and architects.

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    Stephen B Jacobs Group PC2016-04-04
  7. "Unsatisfying"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Stephen B Jacobs Group PC

    Pros

    Good location, nice office environment

    Cons

    Company does not care about you.

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    Stephen B Jacobs Group PC2014-04-28
  8. "Starchitect work environment"

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    Former Employee - Junior Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stephen B Jacobs Group PC

    Pros

    All projects get built - good opportunity to learn about the industry in New York. Project managers are helpful and knowledgeable. Office is a laid back, low drama work environment.

    Cons

    The work environment is very hierarchical. Junior positions are pure production, cad-monkey type of work.

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    Stephen B Jacobs Group PC2011-07-27
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