Wolff Olins

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7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positive

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

    I have been working at Wolff Olins as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, relaxed and positive environment

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for Freelancers to obtain a full time position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great intern experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern

    I worked at Wolff Olins as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of pros:
    I loved the small office vibe
    Great clients, with lots of work to do
    Amazing designers
    Very good pay for an intern

    Cons

    I came into a project that was already a year or so in, and it was hard for me to jump into it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns get more involved with everything, it doesn't matter what team they're on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best branding place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Wolff Olins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, Fun jobs. Great CEO.

    Cons

    Hard work. Long hours. Demanding clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great work life balance but unfriendly culture

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    Former Employee - Brand Strategist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Strategist in New York, NY

    I worked at Wolff Olins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    35 billable hours a week means great work life balance, summer Fridays and lots of vacation time, sexy clients

    Cons

    Surprisingly unfriendly culture, management didn't value motivating team or even treating them with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great working culture, verging on cult...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Strategist  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Strategist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wolff Olins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Such friendly people, made friends for life
    Good pay and very generous benefits
    You can set up your own initiatives and really shine if you want to - set up what you want (within reason)
    Amazing food!
    Really interesting arts and culture clients
    Very well respected and well known outside the brand/design world
    Lots of education/learning opportunities and open culture of asking questions
    Flat structure
    Help to make things happen for you - like a trip abroad.

    Cons

    Shifting its direction around a bit, for a company that purport to be all about one clear direction and purpose..
    Some people drink a little too much of the kool aid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    narrow down the ventures

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Strategist  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Strategist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wolff Olins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working at WO is a privilege: there is a constant diet of interesting work. You are as good as your last project which means the emphasis is on ideas and teamwork rather than targets and deadlines

    Cons

    WO is not interested in process so there is inefficiency and duplication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on the work not the numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It has to be one of the best places in the world for creative thinkers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wolff Olins for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great environment, good fun, talented individuals to work with as well as ambitious clients....

    You are positively encouraged to think differently. The business nurtures creative minds into robust business minded professionals. A WO designer isn't someone who merely thinks about aesthetics. A WO designer is someone who has to think about how their design experience and talent can help their clients change the world they exist within.

    Cons

    sometimes a little too competitive internally. Tough at the top i guess. It can be stressful as expectations are extremely high, especially when working with the chairman whose mantra is "good is not good enough"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep changing...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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