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Interbrand Reviews

Updated May 29, 2019

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3.0
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49%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
Approve of CEO
Charles Trevail
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and level of skillset is very high(in 19 reviews)

  • "can be very collaborative, smart people around to learn from(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Noticed a great deal of frustration among peers in regards to visibility of work, long hours, etc(in 20 reviews)

  • "Work life Balance war wirklich schwach, Laptops veraltet, nicht die neusten Betriebssysteme, sollten dringend ALLE auf Neusten Stand gebracht werden(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart and talented people, benefits, vacation, PTO, kindness, and professionalism- We work hard but also know how to have fun, we're not only coworkers we're friends

    Cons

    Every place has ups and downs

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say here, Management listens, responds and helps with any difficult situations

    Interbrand2019-01-22

    Interbrand Response

    February 21, 2019Senior Director, Talent/North America

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts here - and glad to hear that you're enjoying life at IB!

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good People, Bad Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    People, the work is exciting, overall perks

    Cons

    Management not helpful, no strategy for growth, leadership does not understand the business. CEO focused on other companies and has no interest in understanding how Cincinnati business needs to be run.

    Interbrand2019-01-26
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great environment! Good if you are starting off..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interbrand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Has good company culture. It is very global, so you tend to get many opportunities for global projects and training.

    Cons

    Low pay...company needs to be more innovative in terms of their service...Very commercialized...

    Interbrand2018-12-19

    Interbrand Response

    February 21, 2019Senior Director, Talent/North America

    It's great to hear from former employees - thanks for taking the time to post. One of our goals this year is to help people leverage opportunities across the global network - whether that's participating in an international project or transferring to another office. Following ...

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Empty promises & red tape"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    co-workers, vacation, and nothing else

    Cons

    IT infrastructure, out of touch leadership, inadequate support from leadership, non-existent business plan/strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Abandon ship.

    Interbrand2019-01-22
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some potential new business on the horizon, but compared to most agencies, business is still bad. In the years I’ve been here, there have been lay offs every year. Only a small number of people get ‘promoted’, which management will never explicitly own up to the fact that a good number of ‘promotions’ don’t actually come with a raise.

    Cons

    There is a deep lack of diversity in the workforce, which has made us less competitive and desirable to our clients. We’ve also lost a lot of potential business due to lackluster ideas and creative, time and time again suggesting that the issues lie with certain executives whom never seem to be accountable for losing /not winning accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize the need to cultivate a truly diverse and respectful environment for people of different backgrounds.

    Interbrand2018-10-30
  6. Helpful (17)

    "You'll never get a raise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Interbrand for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Not much. You'll work on well-known brands

    Cons

    The most important thing for anyone considering a position at Interbrand to understand is that the company has not been profitable for at least 15 years. I worked for Interbrand for over 10 years, and I could never figure out just what it was the company was trying to sell to its clients. In management's mind, being a 'branding consultancy' is top-shelf intellectual activity, and a lot of highly-educated folks are...

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    Interbrand2018-09-20
  7. "Fun place to work."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Interbrand full-time

      Pros

      Great atmosphere, smart and very creative people.

      Cons

      Some processes could be more efficient.

      Interbrand2018-09-15

      Interbrand Response

      September 18, 2018Senior Director, Talent/North America

      Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here! And thank you for sharing your experience.

    • Helpful (19)

      "Don't work here"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Interbrand full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Coffee machine and decent bagels provided daily.

      Cons

      Low salary, no flexibility on that. The business isn't doing well, so you probably can't count on a raise. There are no female creatives in higher positions. The entire design team is made up of white men, with the exception of 2 people. Very heavily male office, and the culture reflects that. Sexist comments and the classic male behavior (interrupting, condescending) can be expected. As a designer of any level,...

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      Interbrand2018-09-19

      Interbrand Response

      October 17, 2018Senior Director, Talent/North America

      We're very sorry to hear that this wasn't the right environment for you and hope that you've landed somewhere that is a better fit. We do not condone either sexist or mean behavior at Interbrand and certainly do not believe this is representative of our culture. We do take your comments ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Senior Designer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Interbrand full-time

        Pros

        lots of national brands to work on

        Cons

        many hours of overtime required

        Interbrand2018-07-26
      • Helpful (13)

        "The blind leading the astonishingly visually acute"

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        Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Some of the smartest, kindest people I've ever worked with work here. If you find your way into the right niche, you'll have the opportunity to learn from these incredibly smart people, and really push your craft, whatever that craft might be. The work-life balance is pretty OK if you realize that nobody cares about doing stellar work and the ones who do care can't tell stellar work from a big pile of junk, so you...

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        Cons

        Where to start? Senior management doesn't really understand what the company does, or why it's been failing financially for years, or what success for the company would look like. Our former global CEO was stupid, and he was afraid of people who were smarter then him, so 90% of senior leadership was populated with people even stupider than he was. We got a new global CEO, and while he cleaned house a little bit, he also...

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        Advice to Management

        Pay your employees what they're worth. Invest real, tangible dollars in training and perks. Stop wasting time, money, energy, and goodwill on innovating just for the sake of innovation, and start focusing on what's actually broken (hint: it's not the quality of the work we deliver).

        Interbrand2018-07-26

        Interbrand Response

        September 18, 2018Senior Director, Talent/North America

        Thank you for your comments. It’s undeniable that over the last few years Interbrand has had a bumpy time. This year, the Executive Leadership Team has spent dedicated time listening to staff and clients to fully understand some of our past missteps and have started to put a plan ...

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