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Great boutique land planning firm

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at LandDesign full-time for 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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    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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    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 for 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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