Marketing Specialist in Sydney NSW
Supportive management team & a brilliant bunch of people to work with
I joined Design & Build 18 months ago in their first full time Marketing role. Brought in to implement our new marketing strategy, I was blown away by the amount of confidence instilled in me from the beginning. For me in my role, there is the perfect balance of trust and support provided by both directors, giving me opportunity to flourish. No matter how big or small they are, wins are always highlighted or celebrated here, no matter if you are a high billing consultant or behind the scenes support staff, which is a great environment to work amongst.There is a great culture here from working as a team and helping other achieve goals to charity fundraising and community volunteering and, of course – social activities.No company is perfect and the management team don't always get it right, however they encourage feedback at all times from everyone and use this feedback to make changes and continuously improve - which is all you can ask from your leadership team.
Positive, happy & progressive
From a structured onboarding with the HR manager to warm welcomes from consultants and managers all over the business, design and build felt like home from day 1. The Melbourne office has grown through covid and the team we now have is happy, productive and certainly enjoy working at design and build. We’re encouraged to approach every interaction with drive and care and your standards naturally improve with that as your mantra.The rewards are awesome and high standards encourage improved performance and personal development.
so many better options out there nowadays
I joined the business recently and it's OK, not great but not terrible. They are trying to keep the people and the business going, the problem I see is that the senior managers are just not experienced or astute enough to make smart decisions, which is why so many people have left and others are planning to. They make decisions, they turn out bad, they change their mind and try something else. Their motives are in the right place they just lack experience.
it's changed A LOT since all the good reviews
Back in 2017/18 when I worked there it was a much better place to what it is now, its gone down hill so much since. It's like 2 different companies. It's clear to see it's just lost its way. They have fallen behind the pack, by a long way and they are trying so hard to create an identity for themselves to stand out and it is just not working. Trying to differentiate between the competition and most clients, just don't care. recruitment is recruitmentThey want decent services at a fair price.
Senior Consultant in Sydney NSW
There are much better options out there
I worked for the Sydney operation of D&B for a number of years, leaving in 2020. I spent some good years there however found the senior management style and general competency deteriorate over the final 12-18 months. Too many rash decisions, constantly change their minds, always moving the goals posts, very judgmental and not trusting. In previous years they could paper of the cracks with incentives and with a lot of what was good in the past now gone, it really has exposed the bad management. A business which was one of the leaders, has fallen very far behind their competition. Some of it they could change quite easily but allowing more flexibility, but fundamentally the micro managing style, reporting, watching and monitoring wont ever change and that's why they won't be the business they once were.