Primary Design

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Primary Design Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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    Wonderful team to work with

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Haverhill, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Haverhill, MA

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

    Pros

    We have a great, collaborative vibe going here. We're under new management, and there is a really positive energy in the air. New policies are being put in place (PTO, Insurance, etc.) that should only enhance the optimism of all current employees.

    Cons

    Still working through some old policies, but overall forward movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking to the future and expanding our client base.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Creative Agency Environment

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Haverhill, MA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Haverhill, MA

    I have been working at Primary Design full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    PDI is a cool, creative agency environment. My coworkers are really fun, supportive, and nurturing people.

    Cons

    We work on a lot of Real Estate accounts which is great, but design-wise it means we work on a lot of the same type of designs. Would love to see us branch out into other industries, and I see that we are actively working on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very excited about our redesigned company collateral and recent office renovation. The atmosphere in the office keeps getting better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent Place to work! Happy to come to work everyday!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primary Design full-time

    Pros

    PDI is an a great place to come to work. The newly renovated office space makes for an excellent work environment and the new management is working hard to continually grow the business. Creativity is encouraged and hard work is recognized.

    Cons

    Not a large variety of clients, mostly real estate however new leadership is working hard to branch out and is constantly working to improve our new business approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to improve the new business approach - the new collateral designs and strategies that have recently been employed are going to be great tools. Overall, I work with happy coworkers so you're doing something right. Keep up the great work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A fun place to come to work.

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    Current Employee - Media in Haverhill, MA
    Current Employee - Media in Haverhill, MA

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

    Pros

    Energized and creative work environment. Under new management. Convenient location in Haverhill. Office recently redesigned.

    Cons

    Lots of Real Estate clients though we are branching out into other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! The redesign of our company collateral and lobby have been inspiring and energizing. I love seeing the great relationships we have with our current clients as well as the great relationships we have in our office. It’s invaluable to come to work every day with people you like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glass ceiling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA

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

    Pros

    Free coffee, soda and water.

    Cons

    Management does not believe in or empower their team. Very unprofessional, catty and disappointed in the actions of management...mor lack there of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acting like leaders and start treating your employees and clients with class.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company that falsely boasts inovation, creativity, and a positive work environment.

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    Former Employee - Developer in Haverhill, MA
    Former Employee - Developer in Haverhill, MA

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

    Pros

    Occasional Complimentary Beverages, Fun people to work along side.

    Cons

    Archaic development environment and outdated leadership. Ego-run management team. Very "salesman" oriented leadership. False promises made at interview and subsequent hiring meeting. Upper Management has no idea about modern technology and is unwilling to accept this fact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Allow for inovation and instill trust in those you work with. Accept that you may not know everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glass ceiling

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA

    I have been working at Primary Design

    Pros

    Free coffee and soda. Easy commute.

    Cons

    Lack of mentoring and management training. Management style. Vanilla Clientel. Office politics. No vision. Disatisfied co-workers. Lack of opportunities for career development. Poor design practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it up a notch. Inspire. Follow through. Invest in employees. Get current in the industry. Promote talent and good moral character. Believe in others. Give incentive.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unsatisfying and boring

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA

    I have been working at Primary Design

    Pros

    Peers are nice, but management is condesending.

    Cons

    No leadership from the top. Management is too untrusting off staff to allow growth of company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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