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Updated June 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, breakthrough methodologies, effective network" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Excellent flexibility with hours, and good work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management often favours a select few" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Unsure about senior leadership and company direction" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A true ideas company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Designer in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool place to be as a creative. Everybody, including the MD, wants to invent new things, win awards (and we win many) and simply be the best in the world. Some very strong and inspiring people, not only creative but also strategists. Many different clients, corporate but also consumer, and very broad and rather interesting subjects

    Cons

    We work a lot. Sometimes too much. Very demanding atmosphere. But I learnt a lot since I have joined.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great people, make salary increases happen faster, and even if we are happy at work, we would like to leave it a little bit earlier :)

    Landor Response

    May 29, 2018

    Thank you for such a positive endorsement. I am thrilled that you are so inspired!


  2. "Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the daily creative culture

    Cons

    Amazing use of resources consistently

    Advice to Management

    Don't change

  3. "Operational Role"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landor full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, talent and brand

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time


  4. "Senior Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Creative, Innovative, Resourceful, Diverse

    Cons

    Slow to promote, divided internal culture, competitive

    Advice to Management

    Would rather not respond to this.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "New York's Alright If You Liked High School"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Landor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chance to work in branding, with good clients and build on the company legacy. Some of the people working here are very talented and there's a lot to learn if you're open to it.

    Cons

    Departments are cliquey and all too often people are hyper-aggressive in meetings and shout down opinions they don't want to hear. Raises are meager and some departments are favored much more highly than others regardless of the revenue being generated, which in turn leads to being short staffed. There is also a lack of a perception of what other people do, which limits innovation or the ability to sell in services or evolve offers.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved and stop letting account and strategy suck all the oxygen out of the room. You're missing opportunities to grow revenue through fostering innovative services and offerings in areas that clients desperately need to bring their brands to market.

    Landor Response

    May 29, 2018

    I am in complete agreement that we do indeed have very talented teams of people and we are continually endeavouring to create a collaborative and innovative environment across our teams to inspire... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Landor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Landor full-time

    Pros

    People. Amazingly kind and hardworking people work here. Flexible for the most part with a decent amount of vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Senior leadership plays favorites. Exciting work is not evenly distributed across studio. Designers get pigeonholed into one type of work and can be hard to get opportunities to stretch and grow in other areas besides what is deemed your “area of expertise.” P&G work feels like 85% of the studio and can be very limiting. Raises are non-existent and no clear career path. IT department is outsourced and is inefficient and a pain.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "There are better companies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good work/life balance. Very good benefits. Good pay. A lot of company pride and networking opportunities available to employees.

    Cons

    There is not much opportunity for growth. To add insult to injury there is no job security with an extremely high turnover rate for such a small office.

    Landor Response

    Nov 9, 2017

    Thanks for your comments.

    So glad that you feel our compensation and benefits are competitive and I couldn’t agree more that we are a well connected community of offices. We have also invested... More

  8. "Senior Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landor full-time

    Pros

    Big-name clients, plenty of opportunity

    Cons

    Corporate restrictions, "fit the mold"

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, evaluations based on individual performance

    Landor Response

    Nov 9, 2017

    Thanks for your comments.

    Great to hear that you have been inspired by our impressive client base and the opportunities that arise in the Landor team.

    We are always looking for input on... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not the destination for creatives it once was"

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

    I worked at Landor full-time

    Pros

    Big brands
    Motivated employees
    The name still means something

    Cons

    Weak leadership
    Politics
    Diminishing resources
    Profit-hungry - WPP willing to lose revenue (and jobs) to maintain high profit margins
    Increasingly, a difficult place to be a creative (less time to do more work)
    A lot of the bright lights have left
    Losing to low-cost competition that focus on design
    Losing to in-house design groups and strategy agencies that focus on strategy

    Advice to Management

    I suspect you understand that the way forward is to be a highly profitable design strategy consultant. The days of the $4 million FedEx/BP identity programs are over. A smaller company of super smart people dropping in to be future consultants for fortune 500 companies. More strategy, less design. Sadly, that's a company about half the current size.

    Landor Response

    Jul 4, 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review.

    We couldn’t agree more that our industry is increasingly challenging, and never has there been more of a need for us to build on our agile point... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Nice people, uninspiring leadership, withering business"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Landor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Landor NY were talented and nice. It was a good culture from a people perspective. You feel you can learn from them and they've got your back. I had heard this before I joined and it proved to be true.

    Cons

    The company president/MD at the time, Alan Adamson, was not that engaged in the business. This left the CFO having a lot of control over how the business was run. Quite frankly, you cannot have an agency positioned as being creative led by a CFO. The processes and rules frustrated account folks and creatives alike. Rally choked the enthusiasm of being there which could have been greater.

    Another major con is that Landor somehow missed the boat on digital. This left the agency pigeon-holed as a branding agency, which is becoming more niche and less strong as a revenue-driving model.

    Advice to Management

    Know what the company / the Landor brand stands for and lean into it. Ask your own people how well the company delivers on the Landor promise and recalibrate.

    Landor Response

    Jul 4, 2017

    Thank you for your review.

    We have worked hard to ensure the new leadership team in New York provides a balance of all the best of Landor strategy and creativity underpinned by a commercial... More


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