Development Design Group Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Amazing Intern Experience

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Development Design Group as an intern

    Pros

    I wasn't a CAD-monkey Everyone was nice and encouraging Got to work on lots of different projects Breakfast on Friday:) Learned a TON! Got to do my own design work!

    Cons

    Not a super wide variety of project types


  2. Project Designer

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    Former Employee - Project Designer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Designer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Development Design Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    DDG is a fast-paced exciting place to work. The projects are fun to work on and you are challenged to grow as a design professional. There are also lots of great people to work with and there is a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    DDG's work tends to end at the design development stage, so it almost feels like an extension of design school where you only get skin deep with projects and don't always have a real opportunity to fully detail a project and go through the construction phase.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and diversifying as a company and producing exciting projects.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Multi-culture colleges, good experience.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Designer/Architect in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Project Designer/Architect in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Development Design Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Explore difference culture environment - Know the other side of US. living - Good work place and full equipments - No heir achy working process

    Cons

    - Top management seems to be too dry to employee - A bit politic

    Advice to Management

    - Give a promotion to the right person


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  5. Helpful (1)

    This place is for Designer that gets a chance to apply his/her creative knowledge to projects around the world.

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    Former Employee - Project Designer/Architect in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Designer/Architect in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Development Design Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office environment with a few good principals to work with that show no hierarchy in team and give you an opportunity to grow. Overall friendly and peaceful culture at work.

    Cons

    Baltimore is an unsafe place to live. Some imbalance in terms of foreseeing the inflow of projects vs hiring employees. If the projects do not go as planned, sudden decisions are taken to let go employees. Job security at this place is a tricky one.

    Advice to Management

    Offer job security.


  6. Could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Development Design Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits and salary - Made some good friends - unique office space - fun international projects - Good starting point in one's career

    Cons

    - Upper management is tough to understand - seem to pick favorites and throw others to the side that voice their opinion about something not healthy going on in the department - very political - not much room for growth - very long hours with tight deadlines - promises are made to clients and then employees are forced to work long hours to get it done quickly in the time promised - a lot of prospective clients/lots of talk, but then nothing happens or things fall through

    Advice to Management

    - Actually try to mend problems/figure out a solution going on in certain departments - LISTEN to your employees when multiple people are coming to you with the same problem - be more sociable and interested in employees and push them creatively - Allow employees to have a chance to grow and succeed by offering them more responsibilities and helping them when you can see they're trying


  7. Overall, good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Urban Planner in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Urban Planner in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Talented staff and many of the managers are quality professionals, if a bit detached from the staff.

    Cons

    Location, location, location. Office is nice, city is not. Your a cog in a wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, perhaps treat employees as more than a commodity.



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