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Logical Design Solutions Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits, usually good salary. Work with Fortune 100 companies and smart people.

    Cons

    Where to start...someone else wrote if you are not part of the "A" team you don't really do well. This is true. For such a small place, it is very cliquish, and the managers not only do not know how to manage, but they are not supportive. It is very clear who is the "A" team and who is not. Project managers will not understand how things are done here because you have no accountability; that is taken by the exec who oversees. There are also a lot of "titled" people for the number of employees. They are very quick to throw you under the bus, even when they cause you the problem.

    Advice to Management

    You would not listen anyway.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Intranets with nice visual design - that's it."

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

    I worked at Logical Design Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, normal working hours and business casual environment make this an easy place to work.

    Cons

    The company is solely focused on the design of internal Intranets with some nice Visual Design on-top, under the guide of a "Management Consulting firm". Behind all the fancy consultant-talk, this is nothing more than an intranet design company. Projects that could and should be done in a few weeks, take months because everything is over-complicated by Mimi and her small band of lemmings who mimic her every word. There are a handful of Mimi disciples that have been with the company for 10 years or more, so there is no opportunity for anyone else to enter the "inner circle". Once Mimi retires in the next few years, the company will simply end.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your people - not just the 5 people in the "inner circle" and do not micromanage so much


  3. Helpful (11)

    "Micromanaged from the top down; too many fire drills."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary and benefits were good. Hours were normal. Good, stable client list. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    They're very set in their ways and not open to input. Lots of fires and too many chefs. Sometimes cold.

    Advice to Management

    Bake in the appropriate amount time and money for projects. Nuture and grow your talent. Peer review projects.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Strange environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most people are nice and willing to help.
    Compensation is reasonably good
    Nice office space
    Good work/life balance
    Stable work environment
    Decent client base

    Cons

    Antiquated work from home policy (forbidden)
    NOTHING happens without consultation with the CEO
    If you are not in the "inner circle", you don't count
    Lots of micromanagement
    There are no career opportunities
    Bring a dictionary to decode all the over used consultant speak

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up
    Trust your people
    Tone down the consultant speak


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Challenging environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great clients around the nation. Multi-discipline teams. Variety of business solutions.

    Cons

    Minimal professional development. Long sales funnel.

    Advice to Management

    Model services, roles and professional development on NYC-based design agencies


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Life at LDS"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great client base
    Good benefits, decent compensation
    Collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance
    If you're not on the "A" team, you don't really count
    Too many firedrills, not enough appreciation
    Unengaged management
    Lack of professional development and career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the buzzwords
    Practice what you preach
    LDS does not really care


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Logical Design Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Interesting work with very diverse clients. One of few companies focused in this areas. Need to manage as a professional company rather than CEO's kingdom

    Cons

    Not expected/accepted to question the CEO/Owner. If you are ok blindly following Mimi, great. If not, beware. Best thinkers leave company for this reason

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as the professionals they are


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Business development is weak; no pay raises for 2016; consider with caution"

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

    Pros

    Past clients were of top caliber but many are reconsidering the value of an HR portal

    Cons

    The success of a company is predicated on leveraging 100% of the talent of their employees; there is poor utilization of the talent of the individuals employed at LDS (including leadership)

    Advice to Management

    Get new leadership talent in to change the culture


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Where Creativity Goes to Die"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wine parties at least once a month. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Are you looking for a job that will crush your spirit and make you question your worth? This is the place for you! Before you join, you'll be led to believe that you're going to be contributing to The Next Big Thing. Not long after you start, you realize you really are just doing intranets -- those vast wastelands of corporate America that employees might look at once a year when they need to understand the vacation policy. The CEO will choose her small inner-circle of people who are "thought leaders" (yes, about intranets) and the rest of the employees get the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Let it go. Get over yourselves. It's intranets.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Working at LDS"

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

    Pros

    Employee Friendly COmpany. Walks the talk.

    Cons

    Too small to provide comprehensive growth opportunities. Heavy reliance on 1-2 people for final client engagement and deliverable. Unlikely to be sustainable should the situation change tomorrow

    Advice to Management

    Develope people and start delegating.


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