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    Not a company but a collection of individual studios

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    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at LandDesign full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some genuinely nice people, but mostly in middle and lower levels.

    Cons

    This is a design firm that is run by engineers (President & COO). That is a bad combination, since engineers believe they really make the money that makes the firm stay afloat.

    The firm stresses a collaborative atmosphere, but that's nonsense. They are just a dozen or so individual studios, each run by a partner. There is lots of territoriality. In their definition, "collaborating" means sharing us junior staff across projects, not really collaborating between studios and practices. And there is very little chance for advancement.

    This firm lost a ton of money and people during the recession - many firms did. They also lost a lot of offices - at least half of their locations are now gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running like a bunch of private studios led by engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst senior management - clueless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LandDesign full-time

    Pros

    It was nice to work in different locations all around the world and some of the staff is great to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management is THE worst around. Couldn't manage their way out of a paper bag. A bunch of un-educated, know-it-all, blowhards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some business management skills. Treat your employees better. Do it before you go bankrupt due to over-arching idiocy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great boutique land planning firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LandDesign full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small firm experience. Very collaborative.

    Cons

    Not much career growth. Upper mgmt doesn't promote young employees quickly

    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, no work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at LandDesign

    Pros

    Great staff of young professionals, great projects before the development bust.

    Cons

    Most of the projects were for private developers who started going out of business in 2008. Management has tried to chase new work, but still could not prevent massive lay-offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify, diversify, diversify

    Doesn't Recommend

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