Landor Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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Lois Jacobs
10 Ratings

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. Helpful (1)

    Landor Associates / Freelance Graphic Designer

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    Former Employee - Freelance Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Landor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organized, strong focus on community and over all positive work environment. Monthly meetings to revue progress and strengthen communication throughout office. Top notch creatives all under one roof.

    Cons

    More focus on contractors vs. full-time positions.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Great heritage, struggling to find a path to the future, falling farther and farther behind

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landor full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great international network and the opportunity to work on interesting problems. Flexible work hours and environment. Was once the greatest brand and still a great place to learn

    Cons

    Years and years of under investment, rule by Finance, terrible salary policies and fear of hurting the core graphic design offer have resulted in a sad, sluggish company that behaves just as it did in the 80's, only it has shrunk considerably. Finance's heavy hand, lack of vision among strategy and design leads still hold them back. The CEO knows what's best but doesn't always recognize the best people and is still hamstrung by the inability to right sized salaries and pay bonuses at market rates

    Advice to Management

    WPP is the worst possible owner. Don't see much future without independence. Consider a buy out?

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company to learn

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    Current Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Landor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the people here, very creative and friendly. Great company to work for with a great culture. Work with major brands across CPG, financial services, and local organizations.

    Cons

    Can be political to get on high-profile projects. As is common within this industry, if the company loses a major client, things can get unstable rather quickly.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Sinking Ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Landor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are still a couple of people there that are good, hard working people. But they are outnumbered.

    Cons

    Leadership is in their own bubble, Leadership is dated and acts like they have been given tenure. "We drive profit by driving you in the ground"

  6. Helpful (3)

    Would benefit from stronger leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landor

    Pros

    Amazing talent, history and client portfolio. Lots to be proud of.

    Cons

    During tough times not financially being able to give salary increases, however somehow manage to find a way to payout bonuses to select top tier executives. Is that really the message you want to send to everyone? What does that say about how thre company values and treats employees? Hmmm...not cool.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward those that perform. If you must payout bonuses however you've justified it need to be done, maybe reduce the amounts across the board to allow for funds to be distributed to those that deserve a salary bump.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Fabulous!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Recognize those who work the hardest, regardless of sex.

  8. Helpful (8)

    Going. Going. Gone. Sorry Walter!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  10. Helpful (2)

    Needs help

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

    I have been working at Landor

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are talented and nice.

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to employees and treat them better.

    Advice to Management

    Not worth it.

  11. Awesome clients, opportunity to shine, can make client impact

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sluggish leadership, could not ignite passion, too comfortable

    Advice to Management

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

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