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Charlotte, NC

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LandDesign full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, progressive thinking, constantly exposed to new types of projects, lots of new millennials, competitive benefits package, lots of social events

    Cons

    not many opportunities to get out of the office, inconsistent standards between groups, management not overly transparent with movement within the company

    Advice to Management

    give positive individualized feedback


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LandDesign full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great variety of projects, limited knowledge sharing. selfishness

    Cons

    A few great people, some are very childish and immature. Not an environment to excel and learn on the job unless you are liked.

    Advice to Management

    build on new talent as they are the potential future of the company and industry

    LandDesign Response

    Jun 20, 2016 – Director of HR

    At LandDesign we pride ourselves on being a great to place to work and always looking for ways to improve. We hate to hear that you are not having a positive experience here. It is suggested that you... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a company but a collection of individual studios"

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    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  5. "Great people, no work."

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    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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