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Design Group (MO) Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Design Group (MO) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company that offers and opportunity to work in a variety of manufacturing environments.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to strike a stable work/life balance when managing multiple projects with different clients.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value in the existing professionals with the company and focus on keeping them satisfied.


  2. "Don't drink the kool aid"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nationally recognized company with solid reputation. Large and diverse.

    Cons

    Local office was talking the talk but when it came to walking the walk they could not pull it off. Result was less than ethical practices and definite dishonesty.

    Advice to Management

    Team building and team practices suffer when your ethics and honesty are obviously questionable.

  3. "It was just alright"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Design Group (MO) full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn for junior professionals

    Cons

    Work life balance was poor

    Advice to Management

    Senior professionals are expected to mentor the Junior professionals and bring in business but are not properly rewarded for doing so.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Only Recommend for Entry Level"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Design Group (MO) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Experience in different industries
    2. Most people at Design Group are great to
         work with
    3. There are times were remote work is available
    4. Encourage time off after big project
         completion to avoid burn out
    5. Free snacks and drinks

    Cons

    1. Design Group staff augs their employees
    2. Crappy quarterly bonus for high working
          hours
    3 . Very expensive mediocre benefits
    4. No real technical growth within the company
    5. Vacation is determined by customer and
         project manager

    Advice to Management

    Redo bonus system and provide better inexpensive benefits


  5. "Decent company with good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Design Group (MO) full-time

    Pros

    lots of freedom in day-to-day
    good team dynamic
    decent perdiem

    Cons

    lots of travel
    not very intellectual work for mechanical engineers
    can be unorganized

    Advice to Management

    add incentive to quality work


  6. "Nice Pay. Lots of Travel"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Design Group (MO) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is high, the benefits are great, and the variety of challenges gives you a good breadth of knowledge. Multi-discipline positions make for well-rounded employees.

    Cons

    Only two weeks paid vacation. Travel much higher than they initially tell you


  7. "Great opportunities at this firm!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Design Group (MO) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for entrepreneurial career paths. This is especially great for recent grads who aren't totally sure what they want their future to look like - Design Group is a great place to shape your career into where you want it to go.

    Cons

    Design Group prides themselves in fully embracing the unique Barry-Wehmiller culture, but in such a large firm not every office/professional is on the same page with this.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for leadership on importance of embracing culture

  8. "Great company with lots of growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Design Group (MO) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome Challenging work to keep you mentally stimulated

    One is always working on different types of projects which helps expand skillsets

    Flat management structure and people who are willing to listen and offer advice

    Unlike other companies that talk about offering employees freedom and challenging work. Design Group actually lives up its words by giving employees freedom and growth opportunities

    Company's business is always growing which means there is always room for new people to grow and learn

    Cons

    Lots of regional travel. This company is not for people who want a 9 to 5 office job with 2 hour lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    Offer employees more vacation days and better benefits.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Entry Level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Design Group (MO) full-time

    Pros

    Variable compensation program is great

    Cons

    Communication on projects sometimes unclear


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Design Group (MO) full-time

    Pros

    Each office is like a small community, co-workers are good to work with. Great company for young engineers looking to get a start on their careers

    Cons

    More opportunities are presented if you are liked by Partners/leadership. Support staff has little to no growth

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate existing employees


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