LBI International Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good, solid agency

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LBI International full-time

    Pros

    Good mix of people, senior and junior, opportunities to grow, decent brand portfolio.

    Cons

    Typical agency process challenges, some frustration with lack of best practices.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great enviroment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    Organization, the lower levels are not appreciated


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to grow

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    Current Employee - Management Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, great leadership, great people

    Cons

    Lack of well-defined processes, especially in project management and creative


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  5. Now called MRY in the US, and LBi Digitas everywhere else, so wait til next year to really know how it turns out.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LBI International full-time

    Pros

    Fun, young, happy go lucky.

    Cons

    Hard to define, less brand recognition in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a direction, don't try to be everything to everyone! Be more visible, more part of the company, sit with the people, and get some white boards in the work spaces!


  6. Couldn't run an agency to save their lives...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LBI International full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people that work there are amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    - The senior management is a nightmare. Couldn't run an agency to save their lives. - They use threats and negativity to "inspire" you to work. - They spend too much time trying to please ONE client and rarely spend time trying to win new business or go after creative work. - The most unorganized agency I have ever worked at. - they are NOTORIOUS for not paying their freelancers for months. - Lack of a good creative leader keeps the creative team in a constant burnt out and unhappy state of mind. - They higher arrogant creative leadership that aren't qualified to run team.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to run a shop, guys. Get it together. You lose great people because of your inability to lead a team. The constant negative environment makes it an awful to work with you. Appreciate your employees.


  7. Designer

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at LBI International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    LBi health is a digital agency, so their projects are based on the website and smart phone. If you really love digital works, its good to work here.

    Cons

    There are a lot of ISI and charts of pharmacy stuff, which are need to be created. It would cause a lot of back and forth to edit the projects.


  8. Falling behind in the agency world, not enough skilled employees

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good people who want to make a difference (depends on the dept) - excellent location with a very open office for interactions - very helpful HR Team, who is probably used to the high turnover rate

    Cons

    - high turnover - lacking the employees with a set of skills to compete against other agencies - no direction or organizational structure (managers come and go) - because of the lack of structure, clients are confused who to turn to for responses - client base is not all that exciting, most of them are holdovers from previous agencies - another integration with another agency is taking place this year after buying MRY

    Advice to Management

    - start listening to the people who want to do more ( there are a lot of them) - stop promoting people based on the number of years they've been at the company - need to do a better job of cross functional team work (don't let creative and strategy take all the glory)


  9. Little culture, but I think that is changing soon

    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LBI International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative, strong tech team, growing culture, coffee espresso bar with barista (good caffeine fuels creativity!), feels like HR is looking out for you and really cares, strong vision for company moving forward

    Cons

    Cookie cutter, high turnover, not as creative and conceptual as some other agencies, have not been reviewed in almost 2 years, have no boss or structured team (But I think other teams are different), have no stable client

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who were used and abused by the Syrup regime


  10. great place, great people, great over all experience

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

    I worked at LBI International full-time

    Pros

    it is an environment that understands design and technology. really an office of talented people

    Cons

    sometimes hard to have a work life balance


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great work environment, great people, boring briefs...

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LBI International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic location in Manhattan, people are friendly and welcoming and the hours are pretty reasonable. You can definitely have a life while working there, even though everybody works hard. Ping pong rules over there!

    Cons

    There was no cutting edge awarding winning work being done there, not so much because the creatives weren't up to it, but mostly because the brands and clients are not that exciting. The briefs were extremely restrictive.



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