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Larson Design Group Reviews

Updated March 31, 2019
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  1. "Growing Company with lots of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LDG is growing, providing more opportunity for employees to grow both personally and professionally. They have good culture and the best benefits in the industry including ESOP, sales bonuses, great paid vacation, and employee recognition.

    Cons

    They need to make sure they are investing in the up and coming leaders of the company, not just the current managers and above. There are 300+ hard workers in this company and a lot of them have a lot more to offer


  2. "Great coworkers, poor pay compensation"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Williamsport, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Williamsport, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Larson Design Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Management not supportive of growth in firm, stuck in same position with promise of growth, but annually holds back.

    Advice to Management

    Stand by your employees and better advocate to upper management to promote employees.

  3. "Misleading job responsibilities and toxic work environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime opportunity for hourly employees.

    Cons

    Certain departments are very unorganized and do not respect their workers. You may be forced into work you did not agree to originally and they will say you did. A lot of lying to cover themselves.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Larson Design Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people in project and operations positions. I've built many relationships that I am sure will be life long.

    Cons

    Operations Leadership and Executive Leadership have lost touch with the core values. Key focus has shifted to growth and becoming a typical A/E firm.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to what made LDG a success... recognize your people completing projects, value client relationships and don't worry so much about matching up to the BIG firms

    Larson Design Group Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Hello Director,

    As a current employee and one of your authority in our employee owned company, we strongly encourage you to share your advice and professional tips on your employment experience... More


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsport, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides a lot of potential for growth. Some senior managers can become your real friend. Technology is great here.

    Cons

    Not so competitive compensation. Team bonding isn't that great.

    Advice to Management

    care more about the team.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Struggling to Organize"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Endless supplies of caffeine.

    Cons

    Presumably, if you're an engineer, they treat and pay you better. There were no incentives to stay, no encouragement to grow in roles, just endless stress and automatic raises that were put on hold. The company was fractured, leadership was struggling.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Larson Design Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. High priority in continuing ed for career advancement. Great co-workers. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Not much transparency between upper management and employees. Upper management has become increasingly disconnected from the employees with the continued desire for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and take a look around and get back to the roots of the company. Bigger is not always better. Employees are more than just numbers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Designer 1"

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    Current Employee - Designer I in Wexford, PA
    Current Employee - Designer I in Wexford, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are awesome here. It's a smaller company so it's nice to have an opportunity to interact with everyone and be part of a company on the upswing.

    Cons

    There really is no downside to working here that is coming to mind.


  9. "Great Company and great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Technician II in Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Architectural Technician II in Williamsport, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company keeps employees continually learning and up on their required professional learning requirements. Lots of overtime if you want it, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Growth was too quick too fast and not enough experienced managers for employees. Need to train managers from date of hire

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee matters


  10. "Great Growth Goals and Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Larson Design Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    LDG has been a great place to work for the past few years. The corporate service team is transparent with their growth vision and goals and does a good job at keeping everyone updated on the company stats. There is room to grow in this company if you are willing to put in the time and effort it takes and don't just expect a hand out. They have done a good job with their recent compensation plan to be competitive in order to retain their employees. Just within the past few years I've been here, LDG has improved with leaps and bounds toward making this a top place of employment. There seems to be a good work life balance that managers are respectful of, and they just implemented summer hours which is also another great incentive, I hope they continue to progress with their employee engagement and retention plans.

    Cons

    There have been groups that have struggled with employee turnover and having issues with burning out some of the employees, however the company recognizes this issue and is working toward creating a better employee environment for those groups. Also to put it in perspective, those groups are just a small piece of the pie that make up LDG, so the few who had a poor experience here were unfortunately just part of a team that has some work to be done so that they can be brought up to speed with the rest of the company. In some instances it pays to hold out, or furthermore to stand up as a leader and help make those groups successful. If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you've always gotten.

    Advice to Management

    If you want more leaders and want people to grow in the company, you need to provide them with the right tools to learn instead of allowing only certain tools and information of the company be available to PM's and up. Help them train to be in the position they want to be in so that when they make it there, they are prepared without having to jump through hoops or be thrown into a sink or swim position and expect instant success and profit.