Design Workshop

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Design Workshop Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
3 Reviews
4.3
3 Reviews

Recommend to a friend
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Kurt Culbertson
2 Ratings

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Firm does great work at the expense of employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Design Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to work in a variety of areas to help learn and grow.

    Cons

    Firm is short-staffed, so employees are forced to work a lot to get work done on short deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees you have working for you. Restore office culture of years' past. Need to also restore employee benefits / perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A company that actively invested in it's employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Design Workshop full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There was a great deal of personal development provided for employees. From helping to educate more about software used by the firm, to a great amount of knowledge sharing with Principles and other coworkers, and even helping to pay for training. Design Workshop also firmly believes in having a balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    The management of offices aren't always the best at the management side of the business. It takes a special person to handle both business and the design side.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for young designers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Design Workshop full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A superb starting platform for young designers for its effective career training programs and hands-on mentorship practice by senior leaders. A caring and nurturing work place with high morale and camaraderie. Truly amazing and talented colleagues, with non-hierarchical and open atmosphere. Very organized internal operational processes made the daily work efficient.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain an ambitious career track after certain years, as the upper echelons are pretty saturated and not revolving. When you hit a ceiling it's time to go make a new nest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had great respect for the senior leadership in general. If anything, the firm tended on the conventional side of current conceptual horizon within the environmental design profession. Perhaps wider and deeper explorations into the international and academic arena would bring new vigor to the theoretical and tactical discussions within the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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