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  1. Great place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Design People full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, good attitude, good sales, looks great for your next career move

    Cons

    Production is generally on fire, in the bad way. Upset clients. No firm process or adequate training on the informal way of doing things. Easy to hide mistakes, so projects spiral out of control. Low pay for job titles (though job titles are impressive).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. The company is failing in the market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Design People full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company has fairly good design talent, although mostly based offshore. Many of the people there are very good people.

    Cons

    They're in a market that's failing, they're not innovative, they're not a leader in the market, sr. management is not insightful, bad leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put someone in place who can lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. A lot of potential, but not much follow-through

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Design People

    Pros

    Awesome people
    Smart coworkers
    Talented coworkers
    Direct access to senior managers
    A lot of tenured and seasoned designers
    Helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Budget constraints on infrastructure
    Offsite communication leaves much to be desired
    Not enough people care about quality
    Lack of knowledgeable senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more hardware
    Communicate goals to the rest of the staff
    Improve quality control
    Provide more support to sales
    Improve internal training

    Recommends
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  5. Start-up with interesting niche market and emphasis on creativity, but perhaps more of an interest in outsourcing work.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Design People

    Pros

    Free soda. Free lunch on Fridays (may have changed now). I worked with many creative and hard-working people.

    Cons

    Under-educated and inexperienced leadership. Questionable culture where certain kinds of behavior that would seem to run counter to productivity seems more permissible (perhaps this might be a "pro" for some..for me it was a distraction) . Incredibly uncomfortable in terms of actual physical location (there was no air conditioning in the office that I worked), and just generally poor job security due in large part to a lack of cohesive organizational structure. They are in the business of outsourcing basic development (html, some php) work to the Philippines, which they perhaps would like to obscure by calling themselves "an in-sourcing design" company. The technical side of the organization is is not scalable due again to the problems with organizational structure. Benefits are meager at best (no retirement/401k, lackluster health insurance, parking is a non-negotiable expense shouldered by the employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd suspect it will be very difficult for you to hire and retain quality employees in view of the current attitudes and policies concerning operations in the U.S.. I'd suggest a re-evaluation of how scalable the technical operations are now with the current organizational structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. TDP Rocks!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bacolod City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bacolod City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Design People full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice managers; helpful colleagues, awesome and challenging!

    Cons

    kinda hard and tricky; system management and communication management - needs to worked out

    Positive Outlook
  7. Good bunch of people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mandaluyong City (Philippines)

    I worked at Design People full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly people and pay was ok....

    Cons

    Advancement is hard to get. You seem to be stuck where you were when get hired unless your lucky

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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