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5 English questions out of 5

19 November 2021

What is the feeling of job security at ODOS Architects?

Pros

I was surprised I got paid each month

Cons

From the outside the practice looks great with a nice website showcasing exciting projects, promises were made at the interview to work on similar schemes. The reality was that were was minimal work in the office, often little to do. Sometimes you were given projects to work on then told to drop them the next day. Some projects seemed to be fictional, just given a random site on google maps and told to design a house for a non-existent client. This leads you to question your job security as none of this can be sustainable. Sometimes you were told to stop working on every project and you were sat wondering what to even do. The practice does not pay for enough software licenses. They use cracked versions or software trials to get the work done. To issue drawings you have to find someone else in the practice who isn't on a trial version of the software so the work can be sent our without watermarks on them. You are given tasks to do but you don't even have the software to do them. The management is chaotic, often with no clear direction. The owner of the company seems happier to create the illusion of a busy and successful practice rather than actually run one ie. the fake office address in New York which does not exist. He needs to evaluate if his heart really is in this and reflect on the way he runs the practice. Staff are inexperienced and thrown in at the deep end, its only a matter of time until serious errors are made.

Advice to Management

Please reflect on what is happening within the practice, the way in which you deal with staff and remember that your are supposed to uphold the professional standards of the title "architect".

This leads you to question your job security as none of this can be sustainable.

19 November 2021

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19 November 2021

How is management perceived at ODOS Architects?

Pros

I was surprised I got paid each month

Cons

From the outside the practice looks great with a nice website showcasing exciting projects, promises were made at the interview to work on similar schemes. The reality was that were was minimal work in the office, often little to do. Sometimes you were given projects to work on then told to drop them the next day. Some projects seemed to be fictional, just given a random site on google maps and told to design a house for a non-existent client. This leads you to question your job security as none of this can be sustainable. Sometimes you were told to stop working on every project and you were sat wondering what to even do. The practice does not pay for enough software licenses. They use cracked versions or software trials to get the work done. To issue drawings you have to find someone else in the practice who isn't on a trial version of the software so the work can be sent our without watermarks on them. You are given tasks to do but you don't even have the software to do them. The management is chaotic, often with no clear direction. The owner of the company seems happier to create the illusion of a busy and successful practice rather than actually run one ie. the fake office address in New York which does not exist. He needs to evaluate if his heart really is in this and reflect on the way he runs the practice. Staff are inexperienced and thrown in at the deep end, its only a matter of time until serious errors are made.

Advice to Management

Please reflect on what is happening within the practice, the way in which you deal with staff and remember that your are supposed to uphold the professional standards of the title "architect".

The management is chaotic, often with no clear direction.

19 November 2021

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19 November 2021

How was the interview at ODOS Architects?

Pros

I was surprised I got paid each month

Cons

From the outside the practice looks great with a nice website showcasing exciting projects, promises were made at the interview to work on similar schemes. The reality was that were was minimal work in the office, often little to do. Sometimes you were given projects to work on then told to drop them the next day. Some projects seemed to be fictional, just given a random site on google maps and told to design a house for a non-existent client. This leads you to question your job security as none of this can be sustainable. Sometimes you were told to stop working on every project and you were sat wondering what to even do. The practice does not pay for enough software licenses. They use cracked versions or software trials to get the work done. To issue drawings you have to find someone else in the practice who isn't on a trial version of the software so the work can be sent our without watermarks on them. You are given tasks to do but you don't even have the software to do them. The management is chaotic, often with no clear direction. The owner of the company seems happier to create the illusion of a busy and successful practice rather than actually run one ie. the fake office address in New York which does not exist. He needs to evaluate if his heart really is in this and reflect on the way he runs the practice. Staff are inexperienced and thrown in at the deep end, its only a matter of time until serious errors are made.

Advice to Management

Please reflect on what is happening within the practice, the way in which you deal with staff and remember that your are supposed to uphold the professional standards of the title "architect".

From the outside the practice looks great with a nice website showcasing exciting projects, promises were made at the interview to work on similar schemes.

19 November 2021

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8 September 2020

What is the hiring process like at ODOS Architects?

Pros

Staff are great people to work with.

Cons

Limited professional experience within office. Employer has no trust in his staff and constantly misguides both staff and clients. No support from above when issues, of both a professional and personal nature, are raised. Constant micro-management causes delays and confusion within the office. Staff are put under immense pressure to deliver far above their capacity and capabilities without any guidance, leading to chaos within projects. The whole experience was physically and emotionally draining.

Advice to Management

Learn to trust your employers.

The whole experience was physically and emotionally draining.

8 September 2020

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8 September 2020

What are co-workers like at ODOS Architects?

Pros

Staff are great people to work with.

Cons

Limited professional experience within office. Employer has no trust in his staff and constantly misguides both staff and clients. No support from above when issues, of both a professional and personal nature, are raised. Constant micro-management causes delays and confusion within the office. Staff are put under immense pressure to deliver far above their capacity and capabilities without any guidance, leading to chaos within projects. The whole experience was physically and emotionally draining.

Advice to Management

Learn to trust your employers.

Staff are great people to work with.

8 September 2020

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