Landor

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Landor Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
81 Reviews
2.3
81 Reviews
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Lois Jacobs
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Creative and talented employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Great clients, good work/life balance, good people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Wall Street should be asking if it are getting its money's worth with the current leadership team in place (in 7 reviews)

  • Spends too much on senior management and not enough on middle management (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fabulous!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landor

    Pros

    Loved the people and the process - combination of creative and strategic thinking was fun and outstanding. Worked with some of the smartest people ever.

    Cons

    Male-oriented when I was there. Need to reward the great women there more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those who work the hardest, regardless of sex.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Going. Going. Gone. Sorry Walter!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landor

    Pros

    Used to be a good credential to have on your resume. Used to be.

    Cons

    Leadership is the worst money can buy. Dinosaurs. Short-term thinkers. Brown-nosers and politicians. Only focused on the ever-sinking financials, and how to shore things up for their individual political gain. No authority to do what should be done to turn this ship around. So far behind now in terms of thinking, competencies, talent, and competitiveness, it's time to scuttle the boat. No digital or social media competency. No research capability or POV to speak of. Weak strategic thinking, methodologies, tools and frameworks. Now promoting "agile" brands - the soup du jour. More meaningless nonsense as cosmetic ground cover. Current and prospective clients should be forewarned - no value here, particularly for their over-priced services. New talent beware - you are wasting your time for low wages and no career path. Landor is a "paper plate" sweatshop - use you, and then toss you out. Don't be fooled by their brand. Trending down and out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no sense trying to advise management. They don't listen. But then again, they think they're the smartest people on the planet, so they don't need advice. Good luck Lois! Your best talent has sailed on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Didn't realize you could be treated this poorly by an employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landor

    Pros

    People - made really strong connections with coworkers as we bonded over horrible treatment by company

    Cons

    Everything aside from the friends I made was a disaster at this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs help

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Landor

    Pros

    Employees are talented and nice.

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to employees and treat them better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth it.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome clients, opportunity to shine, can make client impact

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ACD in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ACD in New York, NY

    I worked at Landor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strategy-driven design, talent-level, diverse employee types

    Cons

    Sluggish leadership, could not ignite passion, too comfortable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvention and invest in talent, old ways not the best ways, engage your employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    High standards, smart crew, great design and business thinking.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landor

    Pros

    High level of design quality, intelligent business thinking, very holistic approach to branding. Overall, really great people to work with: professional, yet fun-loving crew.

    Cons

    Only con was one bad apple in satellite office who made life miserable for many people. That office doesn't exist anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that smaller offices have diverse portfolio of clients.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    New Leadership - Poor Future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Landor part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Was once a good name to have on resume as a designer.

    Cons

    From what I hear the company was once amazing. Been here just shy of two years. The general feeling is the new Leadership Team has run the company into the ground in under a year. Sadly I was never able to see things in the glory days long timers talk about. In the short time I was here I saw a definite turn in morale and attitude once the new duo (CEO/CFO) came into power. Things really started to tank. It's all about the bottom line. Cut slash and repeat. Sad to see a company in dire straights like this. My gut tells me these two and the Talent Officer haven't a clue how to run a company except from an Excel sheet. Never had any face to face time with any of them however they seem to run the company based on fear alone. When they would come to my office I would do everything in my power to avoid them. Sad to watch staff turn and walk the other way out of fear or more so disgust. The three leaders came into the company roughly at the beginning of 2014 and so far it''s not looking good. It was actually better when there was no CEO vs once the new CEO Lois came into control. I would steer clear of this company. It's simply been sucked into a bigger conglomerate that only know's how to derail a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Leadership team cares about no one except themselves. Not about company, not about the brand, not about a single sole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feeling undervalued at Landor Associates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reception/Studio Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Reception/Studio Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Community is the number one benefit at Landor. You work with and encounter some fantastic people. Some great creative minds have graced this studio, it's great to see them in action at their best.

    Cons

    Administration is too watered down under Y&R and WPP. Very difficult to be on a career path, receive feedback, have goals set. Among some of the lowest paying creative positions in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees appreciation in the way that speaks loudest: Through compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great team, good clients but a resource deficit due to people leaving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Landor full-time

    Pros

    Great Team, smart and experienced people to work with.
    The company still as a good name within the industry.

    Cons

    Resourcing problems cause a high work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resource Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at Landor

    Pros

    Really enjoy working in a team setting

    Cons

    I don't like how they are owned by WPP, they drag out employment changes.

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