Wolff Olins
4.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.wolff-olins.com London, United Kingdom 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 26, 2014

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Karl Heiselman

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    Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsReasonable hours, relaxed and positive environment

    ConsLimited opportunities for Freelancers to obtain a full time position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great intern experience

    Account Management Intern (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet interns get more involved with everything, it doesn't matter what team they're on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work life balance but unfriendly culture

    Brand Strategist (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros35 billable hours a week means great work life balance, summer Fridays and lots of vacation time, sexy clients

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best branding place.

    Designer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat culture, Fun jobs. Great CEO.

    ConsHard work. Long hours. Demanding clients.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great working culture, verging on cult...

    Junior Strategist (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsSuch 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.

    ConsShifting 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 Senior Managementnarrow down the ventures

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Senior Strategist (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsWorking 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focused on the work not the numbers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Senior Designer (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat 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.

    Conssometimes 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 Senior ManagementKeep changing...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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