Difficult environment for single parent
Architecture (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 19, 2012
Constant turn-over of staff and management. Could not get required work resources such as updated software. Architectural projects were mostly clean rooms so there would not be any design awards for those looking for that opportunity. It didn't seem that most of the designers actually believed in saving energy. Very difficult to get cross discipline internal collaboration between the architects, engineers, and the contractors. I must have been used to smaller offices where everyone really had to work together. There was no record keeping of design development hours, construction document hours, and construction administration so I wondered how the company would learn from their mistakes or become more productive.
great benefits, pretty good salaries, they kept staff employed during downtime
had to travel on short notice