Sterling Brands Reviews

Updated July 6, 2014
Updated July 6, 2014
9 Reviews

4.4
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  1.  

    Fun, social working environment

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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 Sterling Brands full-time

    Pros

    Open and fun working environment, opportunities for growth, sound company values, constant feedback from management, interesting clients

    Cons

    Managing projects can be difficult, environment can be cliquey

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instate training program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Challenging, fast paced, talented staff, and mellow office

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    Current Employee - Design Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Design Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sterling Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big brands, talented creative and strategy, mellow work place

    Cons

    As is agency life, deadlines are always looming. Can be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the workers through training, education, seminars. Give them more tools to grow professionally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    the. best. company culture

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

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

    Pros

    flexible schedules, expectation for excellence, real people, big clients

    Cons

    401k could be more generous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A corporate environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Sterling Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a good variety of projects which are fun for designers to work on. Creativity is encouraged.

    Cons

    Cliquey environment. "you are either in, or you are out."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Design Intelligence Intern

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    Former Employee - Design Intelligence Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Intelligence Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Sterling Brands as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, interesting clients, amazing office.

    Cons

    Company culture is pleasant but not necessarily fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I Thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sterling Brands

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    Current Employee - Design Intelligence Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Intelligence Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sterling Brands as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great People, a great atmosphere to work in, the Human Resources department is extremely helpful and accommodating. They really take care of their staff.

    Cons

    I was hired as part time help and wish I could have stayed there longer. Unfortunately the internship did not turn into a permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sterling - the only agency I really regret leaving

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

    I worked at Sterling Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, interesting work, brilliant leadership. Cool location and space, nice people, plenty of perks. Really, having agency-hopped for most of my career I look back at my Sterling days and wish I'd stayed there.

    Cons

    Slight caste system among departments. Just a little cliquey, but that's also the nature of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Better than the rest

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

    I worked at Sterling Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work done here, positive environment, real can-do attitude, fewer silos than other branding shops. Egos seemed smaller here.

    Cons

    Really not too many cons compared to Landor, Addison and some of the other branding agencies. I guess like anywhere there is an inner circle, but it isn't too exclusionary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    More cohesive company between divisions than most

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    High energy. Work hard play hard atmosphere. Still irreverent less corporate feeling than comparable companies in this industry. Client roster makes for engaging projects. Collaborative mentality.

    Cons

    Long hours, long days. Difficult to maintain personal balance. They need to offer more short term perks to offset across the board to all divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone works really hard because they want to be here. All groups should be recognized and appreciated not just a few seemingly singular ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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