Perkins & Will Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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3.7
60%
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93%
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Perkins & Will President and CEO Phil Harrison
Phil Harrison
141 Ratings
Pros
  • "Accommodating and well designed work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • "I have found so many incredibly supportive people who have genuinely cared in various ways including mentorship and work/life balance(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours depending on the project(in 12 reviews)

  • "Hierarchy, many are hired for relationships rather than talent/skills, poor work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Graphic Designer"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work! Very friendly people and many in office fun events.

    Cons

    There wasn't much chance of Career Growth in Graphic Design.

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins & Will full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work days, collaborative environment, cool office

    Cons

    Slightly top heavy but balancing out now

  3. "Really rewarding"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins & Will full-time

    Pros

    - Always busy and have a lot to do. - Manager is really good and understanding. - People are really nice. - You learn a lot. - Really supportive.

    Cons

    - Everyone has deadlines so it's a really busy culture, so it can be hard to meet people at first - but everyone is really friendly and kind - just say hi to everyone and anyone!

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  4. "Hit and miss..."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perkins & Will full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The office has a nice atmosphere, and the people were fun and outgoing. Also, office activities and perks were interesting.

    Cons

    The firm's priorities are all about cost, regardless of talent or medium/long term growth and development, for the employee and the firm itself. So, you may believe there is an overarching culture, or office identity, but it's all superficial and will disappear at the first economic difficulties.

  5. "The hierarchy is toxic"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vision benefits are good, because having designer eyewear is important for client-facing.

    Cons

    No career development. Staff get 'tucked' into the respedctive roles without room for growth

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  6. "What’s it like"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Teamwork heavy, technology, innovation, great employee benefits

    Cons

    Hierarchy, many are hired for relationships rather than talent/skills, poor work/life balance.

  7. "Yeah but not really"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being a large company, they have good resources

    Cons

    Management at the studio level is severely lacking

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  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Arch I in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Perkins & Will full-time

    Pros

    Transparency, diversity of employees and work, community

    Cons

    I have no real complaints

  9. "Big ideas"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins & Will full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity, meaningful work, collaborative culture

    Cons

    Big machine, big staff numbers

  10. "Dont Work Here"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Designer II in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins & Will full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perkins and Will as a company is great, the Denver office is a nightmare!

    Cons

    Arrogant egotistical management who never even talk or care about their employees. When Perkins and Will bought out Sink Combs (previous firm) the management had to sign a five-year contract in 2017. DO NOT WORK FOR PW DENVER UNTILL AFTER 2022. Hopefully things will get better after that.

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