Design Workshop Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. Great firm to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Design Workshop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Horizontal collaboration
    -Supportive culture- everyone is willing to answer any questions and help even if they're really busy.
    -Transparent
    -Great resources and support for continuing education
    -Encouraged to participate in leadership opportunities
    -Lots of fun people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about, it's a great place to work.


  2. Positive Environment

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

    I worked at Design Workshop as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful office to work in. All the people there are really great. Very large project diversity, worked on projects all over the world.

    Cons

    Living in Aspen is somewhat impossible for the salary of a landscape architect. It was a pain to live in Aspen during my time there.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management based of of my experience was extremely professional. The office was a little quite, but its smaller.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Firm does great work at the expense of employees.

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

    I worked at Design Workshop full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. A company that actively invested in it's employees

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  6. Great place for young designers

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.



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