Based on 1,330 responses, the job of Interior Designer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.77 out of 5. On average, Interior Designers are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as an Interior Designer?
"It Has Been A Great Learning Experience."
Pros: The projects, and team are very challenging and provide a good scope for me to learn. The varieties of projects helps reduces monotony and allows me to take on newer responsibilities.
Cons: The pay, the politics, bosses that are unappreciative and do not acknowledge efforts.
"Increasingly Interactive And Technical."
Pros: Continual exposure to ever changing technology, ability to create your own path of specialty whether it be renderings, space planning, detailing, construction documents or a mix of all. I enjoy the creative people I work with and the design process. It's fun to see where you started and where you end up on each idea, each process, and each project.
Cons: The management can be tough, the hours can be unforgiving, the pay is typically lower that expected/desired. Lots of time sitting at a computer. Though a creative industry, depending on your firm size and management type you may never really get to push your own creative ideas out the door. That is the most depressing thing when you are a highly creative person.
"Freelance Junior Interior Designer."
Pros: Be your own boss, work from home.
Cons: Don't do it, you'll just get ripped off.
"Find out if they pay competetively."
I didn't realize until my 1-year evaluation that my company "doesn't typically give raises".
"Over worked and under paid."
Pros: Creative, beautify the world a little.
Cons: Under appreciated, over worked, under paid.
"Its a pride to work and named a INTERIOR DESIGNER."
Pros: Its creative imaginative little hectic stressful sometime but still love to see our end product our hardwork.
Cons: It has no time limit.
"Fast paced driven field of work. Multi tasking is a must."
Pros: Creating healthier environments for people to enjoy as well as educating the client on sustainable practices.
Cons: The cut throat budgeting to compete with Chinese prices for manufacturing furniture/fabric/lighting.