Landon IP The Art of Patent Searching

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Great company to work for.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at Landon IP The Art of Patent Searching full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Of all of the companies I've worked for, Landon IP has been the best. They care about their people, try to find the best fit for the people they hire and everyone works hard. Truly a terrific company.

Cons

I cannot think of any cons here at Landon IP.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Fair, but not the most exciting work. Limited growth opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Patent Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Patent Analyst in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Landon IP The Art of Patent Searching full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In the analyst role, you have a high degree of autonomy. You can work the hours you choose and mostly will be left alone provided your work is getting done. Projects can be interesting from time to time. Employees are friendly (if a bit introverted) and the owner will personally deliver your pay stub to your desk. Hours can get a little erratic when a project is due, but I've never worked longer than a 50-hour week. Decent amount of vacation time offered and snacks provided in the break room. Casual dress. Parking paid for or transit benefits offered.

    Cons

    Upper management can be a bit cliquey. There's not a clear path for career growth for the analysts. Obviously not all the analysts can or would get promoted to team director, but there's not a clear path internally if you outgrow or tire of the analyst position. To some extent, it seems management banks on a certain amount of attrition. The interaction between the Alexandria and Southfield offices can be a bit awkward. The managers are in both the Alexandria and Southfield offices, so there is a fair chance you may only "meet" with your manager via Skype or phone. As an analyst, the work can get fairly monotonous: the subject matter of the search will change, but the task (i.e., finding prior art) is the same for each project. Consequently, the work can be fairly rigid and allow no room for creativity. Sick leave policy is a joke (two days per year) and it takes six years to fully vest in the 401(k).

    Advice to Management

    As another reviewer said, drop the time clock: it's infantilizing and makes it seem like hours are being monitored. Involve the analysts in the team/company direction more--it can seem like projects are done in a vacuum. Increase the amount of sick leave: it's a morale killer to drag yourself into work sick and is bad for productivity and the health of the office.


  2. Helpful (5)

    worst job

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    Former Employee - Patent Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Patent Analyst in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Landon IP The Art of Patent Searching full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    worst manager, people nightmare company

    Cons

    I don't recommend this company


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