LandDesign, Inc. – Charlotte, NC
• E.I.T. certification preferred • At least (1) to (4) years design experience in land development projects • Proficiency with Civil 3D… CareerBuilder
I have been working at LandDesign full-time (More than 3 years)
Some genuinely nice people, but mostly in middle and lower levels.
This is a design firm that is run by engineers (President & COO). That is a bad combination, since engineers believe they really make the money that makes the firm stay afloat. The firm stresses a collaborative atmosphere, but that's nonsense. They are just a dozen or so individual studios, each run by a partner. There is lots of territoriality. In their definition, "collaborating" means sharing us junior staff across projects, not really collaborating between studios and practices. And there is very little chance for advancement. This firm lost a ton of money and people during the recession - many firms did. They also lost a lot of offices - at least half of their locations are now gone.
Advice to Management
Stop running like a bunch of private studios led by engineers.