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Helpful (2)

Well meaning but muddled

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

I have been working at Interbrand full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The Company has a brand and in itself manages to leverage itself well in the marketplace. The rank and file staff are generally enthusiastic and earnest, if not exactly brilliant strategically or creatively the most dynamic. In part this is because the client base is either a large corporation that has cash to spare or a smaller one that hasn't realized that they can get sub-Interbrand quality for free (you get what you pay for).

Cons

There is little banter or team spirit vs a more creative ad agency environment which may not suit everyone. Senior management very prone to helicoptering in and making rash strategic, hiring/firing decisions based on impulse which demoralizes an intelligent workforce.

Advice to Management

Start to move with the times and be less old-school, there is still a view that "digital is a threat" to branding and much of the thinking is really ten years plus out of date. There is much potential for Interbrand but it needs a new generation to lead it.

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  1. It was good while it lasted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Interbrand full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Projects that span across a range of industries. intelligent, good hearted colleagues to work it. high profile work and opportunity to work with C-suite

    Cons

    poor salary compensation, process is behind the times, political environment with regards to upper management

    Advice to Management

    communicate and be honest. try and keep talent


  2. Helpful (2)

    Branding boot camp, but ultimately a frustrating experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Strong clients to build a rock resume in a short period of time
    2. Flex work if you get the right manager
    3. Smart, dedicated talent
    4. If you put in the time, energy, and effort you will develop very strong expertise and competency
    5. Solid PTO, Holiday

    Cons

    1. Little career growth or development beyond platitudes
    2. Very low pay, near bottom of industry
    3. Promotions based purely on financial status and only after you've been executing the role for 1+ years
    4. Little training, on-boarding or support once in a role. Truly sink or swim.
    5. 401K hit or miss match and no transparency in decision
    6. Work/life balance non-existent, 60-80 hour norm (between office, home, and travel)
    7. Continually declining quality of work since margin is the only real focus
    8. Boys club at the top and pre-selected roster of future (male) leaders based on their "potential" or "charism"
    9. Turnover, burnout for above reasons, people routinely quit coupled with management mentality that human capital is interchangeable and commoditized
    10. Politics, ego, and self-promotion rampant. Difficult to construct a genuine culture within this context.

    Advice to Management

    They receive employee feedback year after year to no effect. Too short term focused to concern themselves with advice that would invest in the long term health of employees, clients, and organization.


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