Landor

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Amazing talent all around, bad management

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Former Employee - Client Associate in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Client Associate in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Landor full-time

Pros

The people make the place. The brand attracts brilliant talent and produce award winning work. Great client opportunities. You get to work on the biggest brands.

Cons

Does not nurture talent. People don't get promoted. No mobility up or sideways.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

HR doesn't really do much for the employees. Need to keep your talent happy or they will eventually jump ship.

Negative Outlook

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Time For A SERIOUS Wake-Up Call!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Landor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once Upon A Time ... it was the people, the talent, the creative energy. Can't say any of that exists anymore. It's a mass exodus (voluntary & involuntary).

    Cons

    Complete lack of trust in Senior Mgmt to have any true business sense or forward-thinking, strategic ability to manage the business. So addicted to P&G that they can't think outside the box. They lost the only Business Development Director who could bring in non-P&G work, and they didn't even blink. Once a great culture thriving under the reputation of Walter Landor is now a shell of the company he inspired. Oh, and they could care less about their employees ... easily found (not any more) and easily discarded (more common lately)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to look at replacing the 'leaders' in the organization who are bringing it down. Laying off junior/senior level staff may save you a few pennies when the financials are bad, but you've done yourself more harm than good. Those were the folks who actually performed & did the actual work (vs. those with offices who do NOTHING).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Landor.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Landor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Landor looks good on your resume. Initially I worked on a variety of projects, which kept the work interesting, but then it went downhill. I liked many of the people I got to know there. Some people really want to do great work.

    Cons

    Owned by WPP which mostly calls the shots on money flow. Feels like WPP is using Landor's good name but doesn't care if it runs the company into the ground. Sufficient resources are often not available. Very weak in the digital realm.

    There was no sense of order or priorities. No job training. Totally sink or swim. Seemed like there was always a fire to put out.

    Budgets were made artificially low to win accounts. Accordingly many projects went over budget. Needed resources were often out of budget and people without expertise in a certain areas were often tapped to fill in.

    Little or no raises. Hard work is not rewarded and seemingly unnoticed. Emphasis is on getting the job out the door.

    Tendency to get most new hires from interns. The best few are offered full time jobs. Many of these stay for 3 years or less and then move on to something that pays better and/or offers more interesting work. Failure to reward talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip. Actually be involved with the work rather than just talking about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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