Interbrand Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
102 Reviews
3.0
102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart people and they try to make it a fun place to work at (in 13 reviews)

  • You can practise best brand strategy cases (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Absolutely zero respect for work life balance therefore workaholism is encouraged and sadly awarded (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours, sometimes stretched thin on resources, bad technology (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to learn with motivated colleagues and interesting projects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    Smart motivated colleagues, interesting work, great learning experience

    Cons

    poor infrastructure, low pay, occaisonal friction between departments

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lacking Inspirational Leaders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Interbrand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Interbrand is a great resume builder and will open doors.

    Cons

    Huge inequities in pay, little opportunity for growth, shared services (HR/Finance) is highly reactive and zero percent proactive, the company lacks autonomy to make decisions due to DDB/Omnicom, the leaders in NY under the CEO (Josh Feldmeth) just aren't inspiring...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people at lower levels who actually do all the work. Stop focusing all of your resources on tired senior leaders who have been there too long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Interbrand, they used to be really good

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

    I worked at Interbrand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing clients, nice coworkers, smart teams, interesting projects

    Cons

    High pressure and low salaries, many lay offs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture, great work

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will meet your best friend here. You will work very hard; on things you like; on things you hate. The expectations are high, but the environment is great. Very well-rounded client list across every industry. Strong alumni network.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes stretched thin on resources, bad technology. A bit of an identity crisis at times: Are you a creative agency? or a data-driven analytics strategy company? Also, a lot more expensive than other brand strategy consultancies..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about how to retain your most junior resources--they leave too quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great minds doing great work

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    Energetic and passionate people all working with the best brands in the world. Lots of intellectual property development and a very collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Client demands drive hours, so they can be long and unpredictable. There is lots of turnover, partly due to a lack of a mentoring and growth culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It has been a great experience working with a variety of talents and personalities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interbrand

    Pros

    the people, the work flow, and the hours

    Cons

    communication lacks at times with in the office

  8.  

    Associate Director

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people and amazing designers

    Cons

    Travel. Few people to Learn from. Benefits are pretty poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises in line with annual cost of living increases should be mandatory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good and bad

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    Former Employee - Brand Support Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Support Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Interbrand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice entry level salary out of college.
    Great benefits, very cheap as a single adult.
    Paid for cell phone and bills.
    Helped with moving costs.
    Benefits for activities in NYC.
    Awesome holiday party!

    Cons

    Low salary progression, most of it is given to senior level.
    Very little career development if you're offsite.
    Very small raises, even with promotion.
    Inconsistent professional goal development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to help make offsite employees feel a part of the family. Give us more options for a career path. Make promotions significant financially.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    meh

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    Former Employee - Office Services  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Services in New York, NY

    I worked at Interbrand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice, smart, friendly coworkers. Social fridays; woo hoo!

    Cons

    Frozen budget.(No money, no raises, )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Phony up the dough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great experience and resume booster, but an absolutely horrible work environment.

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

    I worked at Interbrand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Experience working with big name clients like AT&T, Humana, Wrigley, and Kellogg's.
    Looks great on your resume.
    Good learning experience.

    Cons

    You are expected to work ridiculous hours for crappy salaries, no rewards, or recognition.
    Raises and bonuses rarely come through.
    Management plays favorites and gives special privileges to their special people. This leads to a completely toxic work environment and low morale.
    Managers often harass other employees, but don't get reprimanded...only promoted!
    If you don't drink the Kool-Aid, you won't get noticed or promoted and will be labeled as having a bad attitude. Too many corporate buzz words and insane office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourself. Pay attention and reward the people who are actually doing the work, and not just the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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