Interbrand
3.0 of 5 99 reviews
www.interbrand.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

Interbrand Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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3.0 99 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

Interbrand Global CEO Jez Frampton

Jez Frampton

(59 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Smart people and they try to make it a fun place to work at"
    in 12 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
  • "Very long hours, non-existent or very low pay raises and bonuses"
    in 10 reviews
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    Great place to learn with motivated colleagues and interesting projects

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart motivated colleagues, interesting work, great learning experience

    Conspoor infrastructure, low pay, occaisonal friction between departments

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    Great culture, great work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementThink about how to retain your most junior resources--they leave too quickly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great minds doing great work

    Program Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsClient 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe people, the work flow, and the hours

    Conscommunication lacks at times with in the office

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    Associate Director (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsSmart people and amazing designers

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaises in line with annual cost of living increases should be mandatory.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and bad

    Brand Support Specialist (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNice 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!

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    meh

    Office Services (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsFrozen budget.(No money, no raises, )

    Advice to Senior ManagementPhony up the dough.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsInterbrand's culture is what makes it so amazing. We have a great population of people which make working long hours way better. There are also a lot of vacation, sick and personal days, it's just a matter of finding time to use them!

    ConsSalaries are low and the overall review process for them is a bit unclear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the communication open!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hooray for long hours and low pay

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIf you are under 30 and just want to focus on career
    Great exposure to clients and frameworks
    Resume Builder
    People in the trenches are mostly good people

    ConsPay is absurdly low considering the hours worked
    Execs are really untrustworthy
    HR stirs the pot and causes subversion
    People get fired for no apparent reason
    Bonuses are based on popularity, (when paid)

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe don't care if you don't

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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