Friedmutter Group

★★★☆☆
  • 4022 Dean Martin Dr

    Las Vegas, NV 89103

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I worked at this firm. I won't waste a bunch of time with pointless feedback like the person below me did, but I will just say that this company was a horrible experience. The projects are great, the leadership and management is horrible. Brad is the exact opposite of an honest and ethical business owner and doesnt care about anything but the bottom dollar. There are far better places to work for than Friedmutter. Do not make the same mistake as many, clearly, have.

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★☆☆☆☆

I worked at this firm. I won't waste a bunch of time with pointless feedback like the person below me did, but I will just say that this company was a horrible experience. The projects are great, the leadership and management is horrible. Brad is the exact opposite of an honest and ethical business owner and doesnt care about anything but the bottom dollar. There are far better places to work for than Friedmutter. Do not make the same mistake as many, clearly, have.

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I worked at the Friedmutter Group. It was not the most enjoyable office, but their project portfolio and desgn process / approach is unlike anything I have seen elsewhere. FAST paced and constantly changing is the only way to describe it. It was fun to be part, if only for a time. As commentary on the reviews below, I offer the following: cyclistno1: how can you review something that you have never personally experienced? Also, your run-on sentence is borderline unintelligible. menadyouon92: so you worked 300 hours of overtime in eight months? That?s a 49 hour work week. I would be in heaven if I only worked 49 hours per week. By the way, you were terminated for falsifying expense reports. I wouldn?t give you severance either. Plus, you weren?t management anyway. You were correct about one thing: at will does indeed mean at wil... imagine that. vpac posted twice, and while his description of FG is not very detailed, it is accurate. The firm has experience growing pains, is design oriented, does work on cutting edge projects globally, and is very ?strange? ? it does not operate like a traditional architecture firm. It operates like a cross between a 70?s design collaborative, M@fia family and Las Vegas nightclub. Strange indeed. vegasarchitecture posted twice as well, how disgruntled is he? He is right that Brad is not the most personable boss, I didn?t interact with him that often either. That?s not unusual since the day to day business is run by the vice presidents and design director. Turnover? There are plenty of employees who are wearing the 10 year Cartier watch. Both his posts mentioned Brad?s cars... If I risked millions of dollars to run a successful business, I would reward myself with a couple of nice cars too. Falon50 ? your correct in that Brad does seem to work 24/7. The rest of your post seems to be a regurgitation of the party line. echolv profiles the firm pretty accurately ? both its good and bad points.

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★★★☆☆

I worked at the Friedmutter Group. It was not the most enjoyable office, but their project portfolio and desgn process / approach is unlike anything I have seen elsewhere. FAST paced and constantly changing is the only way to describe it. It was fun to be part, if only for a time. As commentary on the reviews below, I offer the following: cyclistno1: how can you review something that you have never personally experienced? Also, your run-on sentence is borderline unintelligible. menadyouon92: so you worked 300 hours of overtime in eight months? That?s a 49 hour work week. I would be in heaven if I only worked 49 hours per week. By the way, you were terminated for falsifying expense reports. I wouldn?t give you severance either. Plus, you weren?t management anyway. You were correct about one thing: at will does indeed mean at wil... imagine that. vpac posted twice, and while his description of FG is not very detailed, it is accurate. The firm has experience growing pains, is design oriented, does work on cutting edge projects globally, and is very ?strange? ? it does not operate like a traditional architecture firm. It operates like a cross between a 70?s design collaborative, M@fia family and Las Vegas nightclub. Strange indeed. vegasarchitecture posted twice as well, how disgruntled is he? He is right that Brad is not the most personable boss, I didn?t interact with him that often either. That?s not unusual since the day to day business is run by the vice presidents and design director. Turnover? There are plenty of employees who are wearing the 10 year Cartier watch. Both his posts mentioned Brad?s cars... If I risked millions of dollars to run a successful business, I would reward myself with a couple of nice cars too. Falon50 ? your correct in that Brad does seem to work 24/7. The rest of your post seems to be a regurgitation of the party line. echolv profiles the firm pretty accurately ? both its good and bad points.

Pros: Types of projects, renumeration

Cons: Hours

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Are you bitter much vegasarchitecture? Maybe I can help set the record straight - I worked at FG for a couple of years. It is a very unique firm with an interesting workload - all hospitality, Vegas style resort/hotel/casino, big budget architecture and interior design. FG is not a traditional firm - there is little to no hierarchy or other bureaucratic nonsense. Talent is recognized and rewarded regardless of years of experience or professional licensure.

THIS FIRM IS NOT FOR EVERYONE; they even tell you that in your interview. Vegas style projects are designed and built fast and loose, and design and contract documents are prepared as the project is being built. You have to be willing to embrace a fast paced, constantly changing and sometimes chaotic environment to be successful at FG. Self-motivation and the ability to take in inherent pride in your project is the only way thrive at this firm.

They did have lay-offs this last spring, not because they lost projects to other firms, and not because ?karma bit them in the a**?. In case vegasarchitecture did not notice, with the economy in shambles and lending all but dried up, new construction is down, and as a result almost every design firm has scaled back. I was layed-off, and while it was difficult, I?m not bitter; at the end of the day it is a business, and they have to make tough calls for the good of the company.

Is it the easiest company to work for? NO: designs are constantly changing and deadlines are always short. However, where else in the world can you see a multi-billion dollar project go from concept design to ribbon cutting in two or three years?

Technology at this firm is absolutely cutting edge. Salaries are generally higher than other firms. Hours can be long. If you want to do something different and exciting (and sometimes stressful), give this firm a look.. Offices in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Newport Beach, New York, South Beach, Biloxi and Dubai UAE.

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★★★★☆

Are you bitter much vegasarchitecture? Maybe I can help set the record straight - I worked at FG for a couple of years. It is a very unique firm with an interesting workload - all hospitality, Vegas style resort/hotel/casino, big budget architecture and interior design. FG is not a traditional firm - there is little to no hierarchy or other bureaucratic nonsense. Talent is recognized and rewarded regardless of years of experience or professional licensure.

THIS FIRM IS NOT FOR EVERYONE; they even tell you that in your interview. Vegas style projects are designed and built fast and loose, and design and contract documents are prepared as the project is being built. You have to be willing to embrace a fast paced, constantly changing and sometimes chaotic environment to be successful at FG. Self-motivation and the ability to take in inherent pride in your project is the only way thrive at this firm.

They did have lay-offs this last spring, not because they lost projects to other firms, and not because ?karma bit them in the a**?. In case vegasarchitecture did not notice, with the economy in shambles and lending all but dried up, new construction is down, and as a result almost every design firm has scaled back. I was layed-off, and while it was difficult, I?m not bitter; at the end of the day it is a business, and they have to make tough calls for the good of the company.

Is it the easiest company to work for? NO: designs are constantly changing and deadlines are always short. However, where else in the world can you see a multi-billion dollar project go from concept design to ribbon cutting in two or three years?

Technology at this firm is absolutely cutting edge. Salaries are generally higher than other firms. Hours can be long. If you want to do something different and exciting (and sometimes stressful), give this firm a look.. Offices in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Newport Beach, New York, South Beach, Biloxi and Dubai UAE.

Pros: Project types, cutting edge technology, salary

Cons: Hours sometimes long, lots of short deadlines

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Brad seams like a great Boss to me, at least as far as it pertains to my department. He treats us with respect and consideration. He keeps an extremely busy schedule aquirring new business and keeping the clients he has happy. I don't think he ever sleeps. I think he must go 24/7. He has a deep concern for his employees and business associates. Can't think of anyone else this dedicated to his business.

I wish I had his comittment and drive.

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★★★★★

Brad seams like a great Boss to me, at least as far as it pertains to my department. He treats us with respect and consideration. He keeps an extremely busy schedule aquirring new business and keeping the clients he has happy. I don't think he ever sleeps. I think he must go 24/7. He has a deep concern for his employees and business associates. Can't think of anyone else this dedicated to his business.

I wish I had his comittment and drive.

Pros: Treats me great.

Cons: N/A

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well, karma's a witch, and it's bitting them in the ***!

all the songs and dances of "we never lay people off and we'll have work for years to come" has apparently run dry, cause this last month has found them laying off some 50 employees across the country, the brunt of it happening in Newport Beach, Atlantic City, and New York.

There's only so long an employer can go around buying all the cars he wants, security guards (can you say paranoia?) and using corporate jets before it comes back to haunt you. This is just a perfect example of it all.

Hate to say i told you so, but... I told you so! this is a ship headed right towards an iceberg. I'd say don't get on board, but they've taken care of that by having to do such HUGE round of layoffs. and it's probably only going to get worse. that's what happens when you start loosing projects to other firms in town, good firms at that!

buyer beware..

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★☆☆☆☆

well, karma's a witch, and it's bitting them in the ***!

all the songs and dances of "we never lay people off and we'll have work for years to come" has apparently run dry, cause this last month has found them laying off some 50 employees across the country, the brunt of it happening in Newport Beach, Atlantic City, and New York.

There's only so long an employer can go around buying all the cars he wants, security guards (can you say paranoia?) and using corporate jets before it comes back to haunt you. This is just a perfect example of it all.

Hate to say i told you so, but... I told you so! this is a ship headed right towards an iceberg. I'd say don't get on board, but they've taken care of that by having to do such HUGE round of layoffs. and it's probably only going to get worse. that's what happens when you start loosing projects to other firms in town, good firms at that!

buyer beware..

Pros: none

Cons: too many to list...

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Well, after 2 years it was time to go. It was definitely the most unusual office I've ever worked in

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★★★☆☆

Well, after 2 years it was time to go. It was definitely the most unusual office I've ever worked in

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Reading some of the other reviews on here made me laugh. Spent a good amount of time there, a good learning experience on what NOT to do when i own my own business. The boss/owner Brad wouldn't be able to tell me my own name after a couple of years working long hard hours at little to no overtime compensation. I could have bet him any one of his 12+ cars that he didn't know my name and i guarantee i would have won!

Overtime was paid half-time, they don't even have the decency to pay what they've already determined your worth, your base salary! Half time is a joke to someone working long hours. And then they wonder why people leave, maybe cause other firms respect their employees and understand that hard work deserves proper compensation.

The turn around of employees was INSANE! it's like a revolving door. that explains why they're always recruiting. HR is a joke. When you resign, or if they fire you for random unknown undiscussed reasons, don't be shocked when you get escorted out the door by one of the security guys. (yes, security for an architectural firm, interesting isn't it!)(can you say paranoia?)

all in all, be willing to work ridiculous hours, they're understaffed, over worked, under appreciative, and under paid. All in all, avoid it. There's A LOT of work in vegas, and if you're only option is this firm, then you need to re-evaluate things.

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★☆☆☆☆

Reading some of the other reviews on here made me laugh. Spent a good amount of time there, a good learning experience on what NOT to do when i own my own business. The boss/owner Brad wouldn't be able to tell me my own name after a couple of years working long hard hours at little to no overtime compensation. I could have bet him any one of his 12+ cars that he didn't know my name and i guarantee i would have won!

Overtime was paid half-time, they don't even have the decency to pay what they've already determined your worth, your base salary! Half time is a joke to someone working long hours. And then they wonder why people leave, maybe cause other firms respect their employees and understand that hard work deserves proper compensation.

The turn around of employees was INSANE! it's like a revolving door. that explains why they're always recruiting. HR is a joke. When you resign, or if they fire you for random unknown undiscussed reasons, don't be shocked when you get escorted out the door by one of the security guys. (yes, security for an architectural firm, interesting isn't it!)(can you say paranoia?)

all in all, be willing to work ridiculous hours, they're understaffed, over worked, under appreciative, and under paid. All in all, avoid it. There's A LOT of work in vegas, and if you're only option is this firm, then you need to re-evaluate things.

Pros: central location

Cons: weak pay when compared to other firms, little or no overtime pay, LONG hours, lack of respect,

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Best place you could work for. I drove over 80 miles each way just to be able to work for Brad Friedmutter and his team before i moved to Orange County. Very nice and polite people. Not only In Newport Beach. See other offices in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. If you would like to work with somebody with vision for architecture and the great opportunities than send your resume immediately. Sorry for some individuals that could not take this chance.

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★★★★★

Best place you could work for. I drove over 80 miles each way just to be able to work for Brad Friedmutter and his team before i moved to Orange County. Very nice and polite people. Not only In Newport Beach. See other offices in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. If you would like to work with somebody with vision for architecture and the great opportunities than send your resume immediately. Sorry for some individuals that could not take this chance.

Pros: Nice sallery, good coworkers, Best Boss....

Cons: I don't know any...

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I?ve been working in the Newport Office for 18 months. Yes there is a lot of work and we have gone through growing pains as the company has tripled in staff. Unlike the disgruntle people below I couldn?t be happier working for Brad. We are a design oriented firm. If you are addicted to working on cutting edge designs on projects all around the globe the opportunities and salaries are here. It?s not for everyone. Be honest on your resume and you should do fine at FG.

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★★★★★

I?ve been working in the Newport Office for 18 months. Yes there is a lot of work and we have gone through growing pains as the company has tripled in staff. Unlike the disgruntle people below I couldn?t be happier working for Brad. We are a design oriented firm. If you are addicted to working on cutting edge designs on projects all around the globe the opportunities and salaries are here. It?s not for everyone. Be honest on your resume and you should do fine at FG.

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Friedmutter Group is run by Brad and the VP of HR on the "Hippy Fascism" principles.
I made the mistake to believe the recruiter and signed on with them without having anything in writing. Once I signed on, no relocation help was offered as initially promised (I relocated from the east coast). In an eight month period, I worked over 300 hours of overtime. All with no additional compensation or bonuses. This was not discussed during the interview process, although I inquired on numerous occasions on the status of overtime requirements.
On the day following a 15 hour business trip I was called into the office and informed that I am terminated effective immediately. Security and escorted me out of the office without me being able to retrieve any personal belongings.
No severance pay was offered, as is industry standards for management level, and I have never been reimbursed for my travel expenses for the three months prior to my firing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Friedmutter Group is run by Brad and the VP of HR on the "Hippy Fascism" principles.
I made the mistake to believe the recruiter and signed on with them without having anything in writing. Once I signed on, no relocation help was offered as initially promised (I relocated from the east coast). In an eight month period, I worked over 300 hours of overtime. All with no additional compensation or bonuses. This was not discussed during the interview process, although I inquired on numerous occasions on the status of overtime requirements.
On the day following a 15 hour business trip I was called into the office and informed that I am terminated effective immediately. Security and escorted me out of the office without me being able to retrieve any personal belongings.
No severance pay was offered, as is industry standards for management level, and I have never been reimbursed for my travel expenses for the three months prior to my firing.

Pros: Big Salary

Cons: At will means AT WILL

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i would not want to compare with other firms, but with what i heard, there is no doubt that this place is not even close to fair, supportive and team oriented working enviroment.
working over time as much as 60 hours in a week and been fired with no reasons, while no one appreciate your work ethics, you will do the math.
again all these information wasn't from experience but from other people stories.

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★☆☆☆☆

i would not want to compare with other firms, but with what i heard, there is no doubt that this place is not even close to fair, supportive and team oriented working enviroment.
working over time as much as 60 hours in a week and been fired with no reasons, while no one appreciate your work ethics, you will do the math.
again all these information wasn't from experience but from other people stories.

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