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Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Senior AR"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MG Design Assoc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are fantastic. You can get ahead in this company.

    Cons

    Some in Upper Managment are over their heads, others just do the bare minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  2. "Horrible turnover"

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

    I worked at MG Design Assoc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are very nice and really care about their jobs. Nice, modern-looking office.

    Cons

    Really high turnover. People get laid off anytime work gets a little slow and never called back, even though they weren't let go for performance reasons. They'd rather hire and train new people, which is stupid and inefficient. They have no loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Learn who your good employees are and value them!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Account Director"

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

    I worked at MG Design Assoc full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Nice facility. Small company feel. A few genuine people.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Horrible treatment from head of HR who will openly talk about employees. One very inexperienced and highly unethical person on the leadership team who will eventually run all of the good people out. This persone gets rid of anyone who questions authority and/or makes decisions based on emotion. Knee jerk company who let people go all the time for little to no reason. Huge turnover rate. Clients not happy. Employee morale at all time low.

    Advice to Management

    People are fleeing for a reason! If the owner/consultant can't understand that the person being groomed to take over the company one day IS the problem, then the organization is going to fail. If the owner is not going to be involved, find a new president that will actually fix the one glaring problem the company has.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Upper management is very inexperienced!!"

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

    I worked at MG Design Assoc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some very good people that will leave because they are not properly trained and not appreciated. Nice office facility. Fair compensation. Work phone and laptop.

    Cons

    No training, policies are not consistent for all employees (favoritism and double standards), no human compassion, extremely high turnover.
    Very stressful and unprofessional environment.

    Advice to Management

    The owner needs to be more involved. They need to give the managing directors more authority to make decisions. The person running the company is not the right fit.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "You deserve better"

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

    I worked at MG Design Assoc full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, small company

    Cons

    Never expect an increase in pay once you agree on your initial agreement. This company will churn and burn you with zero appreciation. They have a HUGE turnover rate for a reason.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your older employee the basics, I.e. Punctuation, google sheets, excel. How can you claim to be detailed oriented company but fail to recognize the detailed mistakes you make?


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Account management/sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Prairie, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Prairie, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MG Design Assoc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some really good people I have meet there.

    Cons

    Extremely poor leadership, unhappy clients and employees. The training is horrible and the process changes
     frequently. Absolutely no loyalty and huge turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the wrong people and take care of the goods ones you still have left. Get rid of the clicks!!


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MG Design Assoc full-time

    Pros

    The owner has everyone's best interest at heart. Sincere and easy to talk to. Opportunity abounds. Smart about growth. Great learning experience. Capabilities galore. Resources and support are readily available. Culture is good.

    Cons

    Impulsive leadership is tough on everyone. Buckle up for the ride.
    Leadership is often naive when it comes to some of the employees. Some employees sell the act and leadership eats it up.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a chance to breathe. Change is good but the constant change is doing relational damage. Too many hasty decisions which is ruining trust.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MG Design Assoc (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, fun people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Inconsistent Leadership, under-experienced managers, not a great team at HQ

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting inexperienced people!


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at MG Design Assoc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Owner and Boss to work for.
    So patient and respectful to their employees.

    Cons

    That the Owner took a sabbatical to start their"New Family". And as a designer, will be sadly missed.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are loyal and have longevity when you're patient and understanding instead of being demanding.


  10. "Account Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MG Design Assoc full-time

    Pros

    Fast Pace and Exciting Atmosphere! If you are looking to be around fun artistic people and challenge yourself, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The hours can get long as we are always available to service our clients and will go to any length to make what some think is impossible... possible!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and encourage those within the organization. Building a strong structure will only benefit us all.


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