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WD Partners Environments Designer Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2017

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  1. "WD Partners' work environment is open and collaborative, and my design skills have significantly diversified in 2 years."

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    Current Employee - Environments Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at WD Partners

    Pros

    WD Partners is an all-inclusive retail design firm that provides creative services in: marketing/insights, interior environments, architecture, engineering, operations, digital/3D, and implementation. Given the diversity of services, employees have access to tapping into these specialties/ resources internally. WD offers its employees multiple avenues & opportunities to take on more projects if desired. The team structure...

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    Cons

    If brought on to WD under a 90 day contract position, the contract usually extends out to a year rather than 3 months. Given the nature of the design industry as a whole, business tends to fluxuate quite often. Meaning job security is not promised if there are no projects/ new business developing. Look at yr. 2009 for example. However WD was one of the only design firms in the region to stay afloat during this economic...

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    Advice to Management

    The creative directors & senior designers I've gotten to work with have been more than leaders; they are design mentors. Something about this company feels like an extension of my family and less like "co-workers." Leadership only works when there is verticle & horizontal transparency, and this has been applied as a company wide guideline from the start.

    WD Partners2012-01-20
  2. "Environments Designer"

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    Current Employee - Environments Designer in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WD Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Variety of work, collaborative, great place to learn, care about growth

    Cons

    Pressure to work long hours, location, not a lot of boutique clients, discrepancies in management

    WD Partners2017-10-15
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    Former Employee - Environments Designer in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WD Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great place to learn and gain experience.

    Cons

    Definitely not a great place to stay more than a couple years as all they are efficient at is roll out work. So be prepared to work on the same job for at least one year minimum. With that said, there isn't a lot of creative freedom. WD is in reality a revolving door for freelancers, interns, and young college graduates that are willing to work a ton of hours each week.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to stop promoting people who are not qualified to do their job. This is the biggest problem with WD Partners, they keep promoting random people into management positions who have never been through any kind of management training in the past. This causes a lot of tension within the company.

    WD Partners2013-02-09
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