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The Haskell Company Architect Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2013

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of opportunity for true team players"

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    Architect in Jacksonville, FL
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Haskell Company

    Pros

    The company commits to professional development, hires quality people and individuals are able to work on large projects that move quickly. Over time, it allows for skills acquisition. The reputation of Haskell in the community is second-to-none and, until recently, did not rely on layoffs to manage staff volume. Management is very transparent with company performance and commits significant resources to trainings and extracurricular events that help company morale. Team collaboration is high between all involved on projects.

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    Cons

    As with many large companies, there are several layers of management; an employee will have project bosses, administrative bosses and divisional bosses. Construction is a slow business, so some projects can take years to complete. Although some senior managers can sympathize and understand both mentalities, there is a palpable schism between the design side of the firm (architects and engineers) and the construction side (contractors, project managers). Status quo, as opposed to design and innovation, is the main priority on the construction side.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how all employees' time is recorded and balance the financial rewards for all involved equally, not slanted toward the senior management on each project. Get everyone to buy into design-build as philosophy prior to hiring.

    The Haskell Company2009-05-06
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good, not great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Jacksonville, FL
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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Haskell Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not micro-managed, ability to work on your own. Pace was usually moderate, sometimes rushed to meet deadlines. Great benefits package. Good location and office atmosphere.

    Cons

    Communication was lacking within and between departments. Obvious bias in compensation and benefits going to the construction side of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the office and get to know your people, but don't do it just out of obligation - we can tell when you're just "making the rounds" to put in an appearance. Prompt your teams to meet and communicate more frequently.

    The Haskell Company2013-09-16
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good but not great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at The Haskell Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They promote learning and licensure. Able to work at your own pace. Flexible hours. Good benefits. Nice building and good location on Riverwalk.

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Easy to get pigeon holed into certain tasks. Communication was lacking in some areas. Seems to be a lot of favoritism. Bonuses are heavily weighted out to construction more than A/E.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with a genuine heart, not just because you're supposed to. You need to even out the project bonuses between construction and A/E.

    The Haskell Company2012-08-08
  4. "Very Satisfying"

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    Architect 
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    I have been working at The Haskell Company

    Pros

    Great community involvement and internal collaboration.

    Cons

    Compartmentalization creates some "pigeon-holing" for some employees.

    Advice to Management

    Beyond technology tracking of career plans and professional advancement, leadership needs to take a more direct, personal investment in their employees to motivate them to advance themselves professionally.

    The Haskell Company2012-05-10
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