IDEO Overview

  • Palo Alto, CA
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 1978
  • Company - Private
  • Consulting
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is a global design company. We create positive impact through design. We believe… Everyone is creative. Creative organizations are more agile. Complex problems are best solved collaboratively. Innovation in public life starts with ...

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Sandy Speicher
25 Ratings
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"Great people, interesting work"

Mar 22, 2021 - Business Development Associate
Positive Outlook
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Great people, interesting work, encouraged to grow and evolve


Normal, occasional office politics but really had a great experience there
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Applied online57%
Employee Referral28%

  1. Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at IDEO (United States)


    I have actually interviewed for two roles at IDEO. The first time, I made it to the video call round. I was super pumped! But then out of the blue I received a cancellation notice for said video interview. Naturally, I reached out to ask why. I thought maybe the person was sick. When I did, I was told they'd decided to go with another candidate. Why they didn’t reach out to me before cancelling the meeting, I don’t know. #awkward

    The second role I interviewed for there were no canceled video calls - phew, I thought. But then I went through so many rounds of interviews I lost count. I mean I could have flown to the east coast back to the west coast, taken a vacation in Hawaii, come back and still be interviewing for that job lol. At the end of it all I didn’t get the job. The frustrating part about it was the amount of time it took to get to the rejection. I mean man, it’s like going on a 10+ dates and someone asking to just be friends.

    For both jobs, I was told I was a great candidate, but that they ended up going with someone with more experience. I don’t know what “more experience” means because I’m pretty sure I exceeded the experience requirement for both jobs. But I’m guessing by experience they meant I’d need AT LEAST 15 more interview experiences before I could work there.

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IDEO Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Most Favored Companies by MBA StudentsFortune2009
  • 50 Most Innovative CompaniesFast Company2008
  • Most Innovative companiesBoston Consulting Group2007
  • Top 15 Employers for MBAsUniversum2013
  • CNN Money: 15 Top MBA EmployersCNN Money2013

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