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    Love the people - hate the workplace.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at tvsdesign full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people make this firm enjoyable, and there's a ton of young, energetic talent coming in. Lots of opportunities for socializing/networking inside the firm. Everyone is professional and friendly. The chance to work on very large, impressive projects in a variety of segments is enticing. Studios are run more like small, individual offices, making for a good sense of community.

    Cons

    The firm has gone from top-heavy to extremely bottom-heavy in the past year. Mid-level leadership is evaporating, leaving interns and juniors to do the heavy lifting. Upper management is not in touch with the needs of this workforce, leading to difficulty obtaining the tools and means necessary to get the job done (i.e. Principles all get iPads, whereas interns have to fight to use a Photoshop license or a rendering machine.) It is no secret that most employees are grossly under-compensated, as there are no bonuses or overtime paid. This is openly (and frequently) complained about among coworkers. The stock program is only relevant to old-timers who are ready to retire and will probably not benefit new employees as much as a 401k match. Experiences vary dramatically from studio to studio, and this hurts the firm's overall reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Technology is a money pit, but our profession relies heavily on it - invest more proportionally and strategically on the tools, people, and resources needed to support 100+ designers. Be more attuned to the needs/desires of the upcoming workforce - millennials are not accepting the status quo. Don't rationalize below-par compensation rates - reward your employees for the long hours and dedication they put into their work. Otherwise, you will see (and are seeing) them leave for better opportunities.


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    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at tvsdesign (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    I went in for one interview with foster. He really sells the firm well. He makes you feel wanted. I wish he followed through with his promises though. The questions were easy. If you can't get a job at this firm you have a problem. They will hire anybody with two arms that walk through the door.

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    Negotiation

    Not much room to negotiate. I got more than they offered but this place has a system and they don't want to pay much. They will try to leverage the ESOP program on you but it will never pay out well unless you plan to stay there for the rest of your career.

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Website www.tvsdesign.com
Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Private Practice / Firm
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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