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  1. Helpful (7)

    "It’s complicated"

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    Former Employee - Designer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDEO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fell in love with a few projects I had the chance to work on. Traveled a few places and got the chance to work for clients I was dreaming of before joining. Colleagues are incredibly smart, talented, and emotionally invested. It's a culture of kindness and generosity among designers. The brand of IDEO is powerful and, if you have initiative, it can open a few doors while you are at the company, and after when you leave...

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    Cons

    Politics: as many reviews profusely indicate, there is 2-class citizens systems which is obvious. I would add to that the drift the company is going through towards ultimate self-referentiality, IDEO celebrating its IDEOness. You can really see the cultural resistance towards really understanding the world we are living nowadays, especially when it comes to technology and people behaviors, whereas a company like IDEO...

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    Advice to Management

    It was good since it lasted.

    IDEO2019-03-01
  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDEO for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture and events, amazing people, stunning studio space, great work, plenty of food!

    Cons

    Some Leadership members did not engage with all designers to understand their strengths and how they were contributing to the work/studio/culture.

    IDEO2019-05-31
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    "A fantastic place to work - meaningful work with friends for life"

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      Former Employee - Director 
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      I worked at IDEO full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      A huge variety of innovative work with the world's best clients, and brilliant (yet humble) co-workers

      Cons

      As with any consultancy... you do not take the product/experience/service all the way to the finish line.

      IDEO2019-04-08

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