Interbrand Reviews

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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3.7
69%
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78%
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Interbrand Global CEO Charles Trevail (no image)
Charles Trevail
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are some really nice, smart people that work here(in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people and level of skillset is very high(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Noticed a great deal of frustration among peers in regards to visibility of work, long hours, etc(in 23 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance poor for those in demand(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing team"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Designer 

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    Great people + team players

    Cons

    hard to socialize meet new people

  2. "It was okay!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    Future of the business was/is a bit unclear

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  3. "Give and take"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Strategy in New York, NY

    I worked at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    Big name clients and opportunity to build resume

    Cons

    Long hours but that depends on the project

  4. "Continues to be the gold standard in the industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interbrand remains the top player in the industry. You will work with the sharpest colleagues and top-notch clients (Fortune 50, big tech etc.). If you want to do consulting/brand strategy, Interbrand is truly the place to be. You will work on impactful projects that make you feel satisfied with the work you do (client's genuinely seek our input, decks don't just die in email inboxes). Interbrand has experienced a lot of growth in recent years and continues to be trending up. Employees are bright, kind, and the type of people you genuinely want to be friends with (this is so important in such a team-based environment). Interbrand really gives you the room to grow and push if that's what you want to do - it some ways (although we're part of Omnicom) it feels like a smaller, entrepreneurial environment. Lastly, there's really strong leadership that respects you as a member of the team and always keeps in mind your goals and helps you get there.

    Cons

    Sounds unlikely - but there's really nothing major. Minor things - but the subscription IT service that Omnicom has is not great (classic mediocre enterprise IT support - waiting on hold for a long time, playing phone tag to get a hold of someone etc.). Hours can be a tad unpredictable - but you'll have that anywhere in the client services world. Also, if you have a conflict or a Dr.'s appointment etc. everyone is respectful and understands.

  5. "Great place to learn"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    - colleagues - work, project - benefits

    Cons

    - salary - really nothing else to say

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Where ambition goes to die"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    (Still) known as one of the most well respected brand consultancies in the world. Some nice, smart people work here. Your peers are probably the only good thing about this place. If you just want to coast and need a paycheck, this place is for you.

    Cons

    A really well respected legacy and reputation in the hands of incompetent leadership. Breeding a culture of mediocrity and producing outdated services. Clueless csuite leadership that lack leadership skills, vision and a unique point of view to maintain the sterling reputation of Interbrand. IB is operating in their own world telling themselves what they want to hear and have little understanding of the realities of how the industry has moved forward. They tout 'iconic moves' and 'staying ahead of customer expectations' as the generic solution for everything, which is pretty cliche, but more importantly they have no clue how to deliver on it and how to evolve their services in a meaningful way for clients. Mix of talented smart people that don't stay long or newly recruited + long-time employees that coast. Low morale and deafening quiet in office. Colleagues appear uninspired, maybe even defeated. Largely white males in charge with women executing the work. The work is equally uninspired and outdated.

  7. "average company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer 

    I worked at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    easy job + good location maybe

    Cons

    not challenging so it is kind of boring

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fine"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    Name brand and high profile clients

    Cons

    Corporate culture and lack of interest in talent development

  9. "Great place to work, you will learn a lot"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant 

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    - great and extremely smart colleagues - good projects

    Cons

    - relationship to omnicom and bureaucracy

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Interbrand

    Pros

    Great office culture High profile clients and interesting clients and projects Great social culture within the office Lots of learning and growing Perfect balance of meetings and work time Great mentors and smart passionate people Investment in employees Family like team

    Cons

    Pay could be higher .

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