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Updated Jan. 24, 2023

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3.6
59%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
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Brian Gerstmar
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible work hours(in 6 reviews)

  • "work hours(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Compensation in this upper-management-heavy firm is below the "Lower Quartile" of salary compensation, as measured by the AIA's Salary Calculator(in 6 reviews)

  • "Administrative has good work/life balance(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Employee First Company

      Jan. 6, 2023 - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Everything about my experience at NORR has been an employee first approach. When I started at NORR, I did not expect to stay for very long at all. But the work life balance was great, the compensation was reasonable and the company was transparent, supportive, and respectful. We are one of the few companies that are still WFH because it works for the business and the wellness of the staff. All the employees are kind and respectful. When a family member passed away, NORR made a donation to a charity of my choice in their memory. NORR has been very transparent about their business decisions, especially over COVID. They inspired a lot of trust. Many of my colleagues have been at the company for decades because that's how good of an employer NORR is.

      Cons

      None. It's a great company.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lack of support

      Jan. 24, 2023 - Senior Interior Designer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Multiple locations, flexible work setting

      Cons

      Lack of support and project types

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company

      Dec. 15, 2022 - Architect in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great team and respectful leaders

      Cons

      Nothing I could think of

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall a good place to work, but poor leadership from management for new hires.

      Dec. 12, 2022 - Mechanical Designer II 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Co-workers were friendly, the projects were intering, WFH with opportunity to work from office if desired.

      Cons

      Lack of leadership and lack of trust from project managers.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      best company

      Oct. 17, 2022 - Architectural Designer/Intern Architect in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      nice environment and friendly depends on your attitude

      Cons

      high workload for all studios

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not the greatest place

      Jul. 9, 2022 - Designer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work from home is useful Great place to gain experience

      Cons

      Management is outdated Pay is way too low Working over 40 hours a week is the norm High turnover rate

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      1

      May 24, 2022 - Architectural Designer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Hybrid work mode. People are nice.

      Cons

      Projects are boring. Hard to get promote

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      ok

      May 4, 2022 - Mechanical Designer II in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Variety of challenging projects, opportunity to learn

      Cons

      Deadlines and budgeting sometimes are to manage.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place

      Apr. 8, 2022 - Architectural Technician in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People are nice in general

      Cons

      management style can be approved

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not great

      May 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      If you are a manager you can sit closer to the window

      Cons

      - hr issues dont get resolved - employee salaries are very low compared to the market - lots of paper waste

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    NORR has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 122 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at NORR to a friend and 48% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, NORR employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at NORR. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

    59% of NORR employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated NORR 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

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