Company Name: MAYA Design, Inc.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Nature of Business: Design consultancy and technology research lab
Revenue: $6.5 million
Number of Employees: 42
Average Tenure: 7.3 years
Pittsburgh, PA-based MAYA Design, founded in 1989, is a design consultancy and technology research lab. 2009 was a tough year for the industry, and based on market conditions the firm's leadership had to make some preemptive layoffs among other cost-cutting measures. However, innovative practices such as turning supplemental teaching work at local universities into a paid benefit and even providing financial support to those among its workforce of 42 who create viable plans for new, complementary companies has kept average employee tenures and productivity high, and turnover low.
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