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WDG Architecture PLLC Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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  1. "WDG"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Architect in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WDG Architecture PLLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is my first job out of school, and I don't have much to compare with.

    Most of the people are really nice. Depending on your PA or PM it can be a good place to work. Some PA's can be demanding though. They have a lot of ways to support employees like studying for the ARE, LEED and mentoring. The partners are trying to provide a good working environment, and have a good work / life balance. I have enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    Pay, Some staff are on too many projects, Some PMs are overworked and don't provide much support.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more Revit trained staff / PAs.


  2. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WDG Architecture PLLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people & highly specialized work

    Cons

    Dated office, processes & systems. No growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate


  3. "Old school boys club"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WDG Architecture PLLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and form a solid architectural foundation

    Cons

    Overworked. HR isn't discreet so any complaints filed go right to bosses along with who filed them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and don't dismiss them constantly.


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  5. "Project Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WDG Architecture PLLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people, many experienced senior people who can mentor.

    Cons

    Limited variety of projects, mostly multi-family and corporate offices.

    Advice to Management

    Go after more interesting high profile projects and variety.


  6. "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Staff Architect in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Architect in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at WDG Architecture PLLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance with flexible hours. No high expectations. Lots of activities. Different project types. Many nice and talented people.

    Cons

    Very rigid top management with my way or no way mentality. Slow promotions. Some senior people are unprofessional. Inefficient operations. Too many people who cannot think out of box because they have been there too long (no other experience). Very resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people. First, try to get to know them!


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at WDG Architecture PLLC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work enviro with seasoned mentors and collaborators, strong work life balance morale.

    Cons

    None yet and it's been a year!


  8. "Nice place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WDG Architecture PLLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is diverse in culture, nationality and very friendly. Design team is comprised of talented architects and interior designers. Projects are diverse and interesting. Office is being renovated and looks great already showing the management's interest in providing a comfortable, clean and safe environment. Highest levels of technology and equipment making it enjoyable for the staff to be productive and focused. Expansion and growth mentality creating a higher level of job security as well as benefits. Great personable principals and managers with open door policy. Nice atmosphere and strong brand. Flexible working hours and special attention to the well-being of the staff.

    Cons

    Haven't noticed one yet to mention.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "Overall a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WDG Architecture PLLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented and diverse staff, excellent design teams, strong firm brand and marketing. Award-winning projects. There are many sectors, so the opportunities to work on different project types are there if you are proactive about it.

    Cons

    Sometimes change is slow, but with a large firm you have to have patience and be part of the solution. This can be a good thing if want to contribute.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay positive and supportive of staff; encourage growth opportunities.


  10. "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WDG Architecture PLLC full-time

    Pros

    Project selection, latest computer equipment and software, great sample library and office location

    Cons

    The company has started to loose some project architects and interns. Project organization and delagation between PDs PMs and PAs seems to have hindered some projects. Some of these areas are currently being assessed


  11. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    No office drama, stable company

    Cons

    Business as usual mentality, no growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at what your competitors are doing. Being "just ok" doesn't cut it anymore



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