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WD Partners Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2019

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Chris Doerschlag
33 Ratings
  1. "Immaculately Dressed...but"

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

    I worked at WD Partners full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure type retail type projects. The Business development team is absolutely stellar at their jobs.

    Cons

    The recent expansion of the program management personnels throughout the company really made things more difficult for some people

    WD Partners2016-02-11
  2. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at WD Partners full-time

    Pros

    Exposed to high visibility clients, good people, flexible managers, good launchpad for future

    Cons

    Long hours, career growth is not a focus, particular areas of the business get more attention than others (big brother vs little brother)

    WD Partners2015-11-20
  3. "WD Partners"

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    Former Employee - Associate Designer, Electrical in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WD Partners

    Pros

    The people were all very friendly and fun Great work environment and beautiful building

    Cons

    Can be boring when they are slow Not enough of a workload to be there full-time

    Advice to Management

    Come up with an internship program to keep the interns busy! They are there to learn and grow, but that is hard when there is nothing for them to do.

    WD Partners2015-10-13
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Missed Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and amazing PTO. Great team of friendly people to work with. The work environment is pretty cool and modern, which has the potential to be inspiring.

    Cons

    Management hire people and give them false impressions of their role and the potential within the company. Starting out there is minimal one on one training. Instead you are usually just thrown to the wolves and expected to learn everything you need to know by reviewing PDFs. Employees are expected to work longer hours as the norm and never given the opportunity to work shorter weeks when work is light. It's easy to get...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to tap the potential of the employees that you have. There is great talent within your staff but you often overlook it, never give people the chance to show it or the tools to use it. Invest in your employees and the benefits will be amazing.

    WD Partners2015-11-08
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    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - WD Project Manager in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good projects amongst all the roll-out. Good resume builder. Golden handcuffs for a select few.

    Cons

    Disconnected management. Implementation of a Project Management by non- architectural or engineering professionals. Client's question value of their PM's. Zero room for advancement. Staff running away.

    Advice to Management

    Quit chasing the next shiny penny, jettison PMO and focus on core improvements.

    WD Partners2015-10-05
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    "Poor upper management"

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

    I worked at WD Partners

    Pros

    Other that management at the very top, there are some very good people working at this firm

    Cons

    The ONLY thing driving upper management is money and climbing the ladder. They do not care at all about their employees

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it for more than 6 months. Consider that dishonest and underhanded dealings will come back to haunt you. There is a reason this company is not able to find many people from the local Columbus market and has to hire many out of state. I would not recommend this company to anyone.

    WD Partners2015-10-14
  7. "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WD Partners for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment, intelligent people and great benefit and pay

    Cons

    People are very young and can't seem to manage all the work load.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in the projects your employees are responsible for.

    WD Partners2015-09-02
  8. "Potential"

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

    I have been working at WD Partners for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Dublin office is located close to where I live, making my commute to work very short and hassle free.

    Cons

    Executive management seems unable to execute real world application of new management styles and expertly passes blame for failures.

    Advice to Management

    Pro actively seek opinions and thoughts from all levels within the company in a safe and non threatening environment (possibly anonymous).

    WD Partners2015-08-20
  9. "Good family place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at WD Partners full-time

    Pros

    big clients, great people, well known in the industry

    Cons

    leadership lacks in areas, but overall very creative and fun place to work.

    WD Partners2015-07-30
  10. "Groundhog Day"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WD Partners

    Pros

    They have a pretty efficient production model since their work is so repetitive.

    Cons

    After your learn your role, there is little investment in your professional growth. You become a nameless cog in the machine. Individuals may take interest and help you grow, but the culture does not.

    WD Partners2015-07-27
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