Designers- Don't Work Here!
Product Development/ Designer (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 11, 2016
This was the most demeaning place I have ever worked. If you take a design position here, you will certainly regret it - for many different reasons. The most offensive aspect about this job was that the design director places designers under two categories- 'I like you' or 'I dislike you'. Unfortunately, this isn't based on merit- not based on talent, performance, experience or a willingness to work extremely hard (and it doesn't matter how nice you are, or how hard you try to please management). Designers don't know why, but most just won't be given any opportunities to prove themselves and will find themselves stuck. Successes will not be acknowledged, and management will take credit for them. The designers who are favored are given rewarding design opportunities- but this is one or two (two at most) out of the group. On a daily basis, the designers walk on eggshells, and the majority are completely ignored- as if they are not there. It is a tyrannical environment. My advice to any designer who values their talent, their education, or wants to develop their talent and skill- don't work here. Most people are looking to get out as soon as possible.
Management shows a complete lack of respect for the employees, unprofessional management, poor work environment, no growth, pay is low, the leaders of this company drink to the point of oblivion at trade shows- embarrassing