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Updated Aug 5, 2022

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4.0
83%
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85%
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IDEO CEO Sandy Speicher
Sandy Speicher
38 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Some great people are what make it worthwhile.(in 56 reviews)
  • "Offers designers a great culture and the chance to work on interesting challenges in a range of industries.(in 39 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues you'll want to hang out with on the weekends(in 11 reviews)
  • "Flexible work/life balance(in 8 reviews)
  • "Everyone is super nice(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    All that it is cracked up to be

    Aug 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    * Exceptional talent * Work that is meaningful and/or fun * Power-sharing across all levels * An organization intent on becoming ever more equitable, sustainable & just

    Cons

    * Growing pains * Pay * Somewhat stagnant leadership

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good company that works with its employees to shape the future

    Jun 14, 2022 - Talent Lead in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    IDEO is a great company to work for. It cares for its people and will do its best to support them. It has an inclusive culture where people have the autonomy to work on great projects across the global network.

    Cons

    Like all companies, it falls down from time to time. However, thanks to its caring and reactive workforce a lot of grassroots teams work endlessly to make change for all and for the good. The leadership teams support this.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Intern

    Jul 21, 2022 - Data Scientist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company for growth now

    Cons

    Pay is less than expected

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A playground for creative minds

    Jun 3, 2022 - Sr Industrial Designer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A buffet for creativity, easy to get overwhelmed by it.

    Cons

    Highly competitive environment, hard to access the project that you want to be part of.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A magical island where imagination thrives

    Jan 16, 2022 - Senior Director Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You will find friends for life here. It's a very humane place to work. The clients and projects IDEO takes on are always engaging and challenging. The business really tries to stay true to purpose as a sustainable, inclusive organization. Some of the work has real social impact in the world and the client set tend to be those who want to be more creative in how the solve problems. The value system is strong. Succeeding means making others successful, and you'll feel that from others. I've loved working here.

    Cons

    The org can feel chaotic and unstructured and your career journey can feel like under-managed. You'll have to take a lot of initiative and have the confidence to reach out when you need help. Many have felt it's not the most inclusive environment for BIPOC and the way you advance has traditionally been by building strong relationships, which is by nature exclusionary.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Amazing at every level

    Apr 22, 2022 - Office Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging, inspiring, fulfilling place to work with whip smart people,

    Cons

    High expectations - as they should be

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company

    Apr 4, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Culture was world class. Great learning platform. Loved its mission.

    Cons

    Focus on data and analytics.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Hopeful

    Mar 12, 2022 - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People, willingness to change, DEI efforts

    Cons

    Pay, work/life balance, lack of diversity in senior leadership

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    A great experience overall but not what it used to be.

    Feb 3, 2022 - Visual Communication Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people Challenging work Flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    Mid-level leadership Nepotism Less open-minded than they claim to be Vague career path

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Variety of projects, amazing people, less competitive salary

    Nov 7, 2021 - Senior Communication Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work with so many talented designers from different industries/crafts. People are generally goodhearted people. Work/life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    definitely less competitive salary compared to other tech companies, and given the size of the company.

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IDEO has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 275 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at IDEO to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, IDEO employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at IDEO. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

83% of IDEO employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated IDEO 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at IDEO to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, career development, senior leadership.

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