Foster + Partners Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Foster + Partners Reviews

Updated 30 Aug 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 144 reviews

3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
74%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Foster + Partners CEO Matthew Streets (no image)
Matthew Streets
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great projects, great work environment(in 12 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced and interesting work environment with great opportunities for development(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, hard work, demanding deadlines(in 31 reviews)

  • "Long working hours, badly pay, politics(in 15 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great place for thriving young architects"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster + Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    +Good Work organisation +Wide spectrum of projects +Healthy Social atmosphere

    Cons

    Working hours Single job focused work

    Foster + Partners2019-08-28
  2. "As expected in a design practice"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster + Partners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good support, good experience, great projects, design and sustainability oriented practice.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of reviews and revisions, emphasis on pushing people to do their best, lower than average salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Match external salaries.

    Foster + Partners2019-08-17
  3. "IT Procurement/SAM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Procurement Officer in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster + Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility good canteen nice internal events multicultural environment

    Cons

    low benefits no compensation not too much career opportunities

    Foster + Partners2019-08-14
  4. "Nice studio + people. Long hours."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster + Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team and nice studio.

    Cons

    Very long and unpaid over time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay overtime.

    Foster + Partners2019-08-21
  5. "2 and half years working here straight out of uni"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foster + Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to amazing projects, working alongside highly talented people, unbelievable resources, great for the cv!

    Cons

    Excessive overtime, working long term here will not directly give you the skills required to work in a small practice

    Advice to Management

    Payment/bonuses/ time off for overtime worked

    Foster + Partners2019-08-16
  6. "Give more opportunities for growth"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Urban Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster + Partners full-time

    Pros

    Willingness to experiment, nice working environment and social life, excellent equipment, very organised

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, not transparency in appraisal methods

    Foster + Partners2019-08-07
  7. "Great Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Artist 

    I worked at Foster + Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    +great feel of community +beautiful projects +nice located office

    Cons

    -long working hours -pressure of time

    Foster + Partners2019-07-22
  8. "Long hours"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foster + Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects but luck of advance stages in projects

    Cons

    Poor life and work balance

    Foster + Partners2019-08-03
  9. "Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Part II in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster + Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great competitive environment for those interested to kick-start their career or advance within the office

    Cons

    Work life balance might be lacking, not recommended unless truly passionate about architecture.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps only related to the hierarchy of the firm

    Foster + Partners2019-07-13
  10. "A very talented team who produce outstanding work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster + Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I get to work with great people and a talented team. Good office facilities and subsidised canteen, lovely location near battersea park. Lots of events to attend and get involved in, CPD's, awareness days etc. Lots of work to keep busy with.

    Cons

    Although being near battersea park is a plus, it is not that close to stations and getting round London.

    Foster + Partners2019-07-09
Found 144 reviews