I have been working at LandDesignPros
Great staff of young professionals, great projects before the development bust.Cons
Most of the projects were for private developers who started going out of business in 2008. Management has tried to chase new work, but still could not prevent massive lay-offs.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Diversify, diversify, diversifyDoesn't Recommend
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I have been working at LandDesign full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Some genuinely nice people, but mostly in middle and lower levels.Cons
This is a design firm that is run by engineers (President & COO). That is a bad combination, since engineers believe they really make the money that makes the firm stay afloat.
The firm stresses a collaborative atmosphere, but that's nonsense. They are just a dozen or so individual studios, each run by a partner. There is lots of territoriality. In their definition, "collaborating" means sharing us junior staff across projects, not really collaborating between studios and practices. And there is very little chance for advancement.
This firm lost a ton of money and people during the recession - many firms did. They also lost a lot of offices - at least half of their locations are now gone.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Stop running like a bunch of private studios led by engineers.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO