Big E, Small A, Stingy midwest company-Only emphasis is on billable hours aka utilization- upper management is out of touch
Project Architect (Former Employee) – Atlanta – November 20, 2012
Employee owned Stock, with absolutely no voters rights? Emphasis is not on quality architecture or design, it is on profit, profit and more profit. Talking out of both sides of their mouth, give client good service, but don't spend any extra time doing it. When you run out of work for two weeks, congrats you WILL be laid off, doesn't matter how many good projects you completed, length of time in, or how many client calls you took on weekends. If you manage other employees, you actually will have the same utilization goals as the people you manage!! Also, in my opinion they have a bad client reputation in many local areas which prevents winning new projects.
Does anyone actually apply to work here? No, usually you are just the victim of a buyout. Salary was fair, but that was because salary was fair at company that was bought out. All bonus incentives were also taken away with NOTHING replacing them.
If they buyout your firm, suggest looking immediately elsewhere, unless you are the owner.
continuous layoffs, lack of transparency or voters rights for stockholders, short severance pay.