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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    3.10
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Larson Design Group, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.10 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 08.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

It seems the real culture has morphed away from the "stated culture" as the desire to grow has taken priority

Support from management

There is a strong disconnect between upper management and the employees

Teamwork

Colleagues within their own departments work well together. There is a lot of finger pointing between departments

Freedom to work independently

This is one area that I give LDG a great score

Internal Communication

There is a lot of secrecy between management and employees

Attitude towards older colleagues

With the desire to grow the company, employees have become numbers (salary) to upper management. Recently there was a "restructuring" that eliminated positions of mostly older employees, the people with the most expertise and highest pay of which I had been a victim.

Office / Work Environment

Work environment for the most part is great

Work-Life Balance

Thete is always pressure to work more hours

Company Image

I was very proud when I had first started at LDG. About 3 years ago things started changing for the worse as the desire to grow increased.

Challenging Work

I have always been proud of my work ad a professional

What I like about the company

Great pay and great colleagues

What I dislike about the company

Management seems to be in their own little world. Job security has dwindled significantly

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • City
    Williamsport
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
  • 01.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The whole culture has changed dramatically over the past few years. It used to be like a mom & pop and now the front office gets more and more disconnected from the employees

Support from management

Management is more worried about themselves

Teamwork

For the most part, there is a great deal of teamwork

Internal Communication

Everything seems to be done in secret...very poor communication from administration

Attitude towards older colleagues

As one of the older employees, a few of us were let go in my opinion for that very reason...cut costs by cutting highest paid, most experienced.

Career Development

Career development is actually very well supported

Office / Work Environment

Great fellow employees to work with in a great atmosphere

Work-Life Balance

What is said about this by administration is not what is possible in practice

Company Image

Great Image from the outside.

Job Security

Constantly restructuring, i.e. saving costs

Workplace Safety

This has a high priority

Challenging Work

I've worked on many challenging projects

Suggestions for improvement

  • Less secretive and better communication

What I like about the company

Great fellow employees to work with in a nice work atmosphere

What I dislike about the company

The bigger the company gets, the further they are disconnected from the people that work there

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • City
    Williamsport
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

is offered
  • 17.Mar 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

A survey was conducted and of all the categories trust was almost nill of the management.

Support from management

Leaders are all untrained in leadership. Fell into their positions long ago by sheer luck of being present with money when the founder retired.

Teamwork

Teamwork gets lip service. It is a team if you consider dictating everything to subordinates teamwork.

Freedom to work independently

Good assignments are given to those who are chosen by does the management like you not by competence in the task at hand. There are many failures due to this policy.

Internal Communication

Top down only. No input from subordinates allowed.

Gender Equality

If you are a woman and good looking you can get ahead.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Extreme discrimination of older workers. This is stated regularly at all levels of management.

Career Development

No prospect of advancement unless you are one of the chosen ones. Not talent just do they like you personally and do you keep quiet and not express new ideas that are being tried in the rest of the industry.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is average. They make sure of this so as to not exceed average.

Office / Work Environment

Always need to look for back stabbing. This goes back to the trust factor. Everyone is out for them selves.

Environmental Friendliness

Lip service is given and some effort made.

Work-Life Balance

Great for those in charge. Lousy for mid level and below.

Company Image

After leaving I was surprised at how open clients were about their dislike of LDG and they use them as little as possible.

Job Security

Great if you are the chosen few the rest are expendable as surplus waste

Handicapped Accessibility

NO, there are substantial violations of the Accessibility laws.

Workplace Safety

NO

Challenging Work

If you like factory work putting the same screw into the same hole over and over this is a great place to work. Creativity is discouraged and is a qualification for termination.

Inclusive / Diverse

If you are not part of the old guard you will never be accepted, but looked at as a threat to the old ways if you have new ideas.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of non-productive staff and have all staff be required to be productive in producing income. Tolerance for older workers. Listen to new ideas from new workers.

What I like about the company

Location was close to me. Many subordinates were very good people and worked well with each other if they weren't caught

What I dislike about the company

The poor overall quality of management. Too many chiefs being supported by few actual producers and lots of pressure to produce to support the multitude of chiefs.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • City
    Williamsport
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    3.10
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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3.10
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