LandDesign Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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LandDesign President Rhett Crocker
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  1. Great Place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at LandDesign

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

    Pros

    Convenient office, free parking, nice people to work with, good salary with performance based raises each year and also annual bonuses.

    Cons

    long hours. lots of grunt work if you are just starting out. You aren't given much say so in design or important decisions until you work there a while. no 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Should emphasize life-work balance more. Designers (not so much the engineers) work too long of hours without compensation.


  2. Not a company but a collection of individual studios

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at LandDesign full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    Stop running like a bunch of private studios led by engineers.


  3. Great people, no work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at LandDesign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    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 Management

    Diversify, diversify, diversify



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