Larson Design Group

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Larson Design Group Reviews

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    Great medium sized A/E firm that's on the verge of growing into a prominent national company.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Larson Design Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee owned, profit sharing, embraces technology, diverse services/markets, creative marketing, good culture, opportunities for those who step up and prove themselves.

    Cons

    Too Heavy focus on traditional Engineering practices. Needs to grow Surveying and Architectural services more while also supporting a more agile and innovative Engineering group that can take on national competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. Management needs to understand all A/E/S fields better, not just the fields they came from. Leadership transition looming which have many concerned about future (stock cashout?). Inject some fresh blood into the Sr. Management, Board, and other decision making teams to take the firm to the next level.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company but lacking in some very frustrating ways

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Larson Design Group full-time

    Pros

    Generally friendly atmosphere, good client base, senior management seems keen on growth. Good IT staff.

    Cons

    Branch offices are not supported or marketed effectively. Management decisions seem to be made on a "who's your buddy" basis rather than employee capability. Long-term strategy seems to be focused too much on money-grabbing in the gas industry. Employees do not get good feedback, and LDG does not have a clear and effective set of job descriptions. Employees have been exploited with little to no reward, or even recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Branch offices need better support. Too many people are just coasting on LDG's past success.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is a hidden oath to this company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Larson Design Group

    Pros

    They have plenty of work and plenty of Overtime if you want it. There is a lot of overhead with this group during the summer, and it allows for learning and career advancement!

    Cons

    CVS remodel team has horrible management and do not care about how the work gets done even if it means stepping I toes during the process. The sad thing is the company as a whole is ok with this even the HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe it's time to take anger management classes or have the 4 horsemen removed from their positions completely because this group will never reach it's potential while they are there!

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    Not losing sight of the employees while they try to grow and get better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsport, PA

    I worked at Larson Design Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    LDG gets how employees make the difference in a service-oriented industry. Lots of very intelligent and highly-capable professionals. Year over year growth is phenomenal (2012 was only exception but they still grew and paid great bonuses out). Learning how to inject accountability into a friendly place which often makes friendly people uncomforable but they're slowly getting it. CEO had the baxxs to tell the entire place that LDG needed to revist the Vision and Strategy created in 2012 as the senior managment team was a shade or two off (not much but enough to be honest and revisit). Sr Management is directly involved in retooling the Vision and Strategy. How many companies would just tell everyone what the Vision and Strategy are instead of involving key leaders in crafting it? NOT MANY!!!

    Cons

    Communication can always be better. Increase transparency to all levels within the company. Insist Accountabilty gets injected into the firm...do these, be true to your solid culture, and everything else will take care of itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less friendly, more accountable, hold people's feet to the fire from the top to the bottom (again, they're on their way to this!!!)

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  6.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Williamsport, PA

    I worked at Larson Design Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, growing, employee owned, strong emphasis on professional development

    Cons

    Heavy on engineering with less focus on architecture, typical disconnect between management and technical staff, lack of effective scheduling and staff workload management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing, but don't loose touch with employees.

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but some supervisors aren't the brightest.

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    Former Employee - Architectural Technician II in Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Architectural Technician II in Williamsport, PA

    I worked at Larson Design Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is always looking for new uses of technology and offers plenty of training opportunities.

    Cons

    The supervisors in some departments aren't the smartest people, as they can't keep track of employee vacations.

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