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Landor Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, breakthrough methodologies, effective network (in 7 reviews)

  • The company still as a good name within the industry (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Local management were good, but senior management at HQ not so much (in 8 reviews)

  • Shockingly bad "sink or swim start" when joining instead of proper induction & training (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing"

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

    I worked at Landor full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture as there are no work timings. The people are really helpful and friendly and are very cordial. They have the best approach and minds in the country for branding.

    Cons

    The company is doing really well to find any con

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No egos, and I am so grateful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, great work, genuine caring for the work and each other, and - seriously - no egos.
    Dedicated career paths - clear paths to promotion - complete and total willingness to position you asman expert inside and outside the org.

    Cons

    Global organization, but unless you are at the highest levels of the organization, you don't work outside of your office or region. (Yes, there is a temporary program where you can do a three-month rotation somewhere else, but that's *temporary*) - let people with global competency flex that competency.


  3. "Great place to start a career. Lots of big diverse clients."

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    Former Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful and creative staff. You become part of a team that feels like a second family. Great for your portfolio. Big clients.

    Cons

    You have to know what you want out of your career and fight for it. There's not much mentoring of Jr staff. Salaries are typically low unless you hop around and know your worth.

    Advice to Management

    Actually do your reviews and provide some career development for young staff.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "treading water"

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

    I have been working at Landor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - raw design process, start with pure ideas and hone in
    - mostly friendly

    Cons

    - very hierarchical
    - "my way or the highway"
    - business > design
    - stuck in old ways, still trying to catch up with the times
    - understaffed
    - slow change overall because of holding company
    - lack of client variety
    - global offices are too competitive and don't function as one company
    - no HR in NY office

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach and care more about retaining talent rather than taking it all for granted


  6. Helpful (5)

    "A rich experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Each day brought new experiences and new opportunities to stretch skills. I worked with great people in an open, supportive environment.

    Cons

    They were slow to recognize changes in the industry and what clients were looking for. Now they're playing catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pace of change. Strive to find a unique position in the market.


  7. "Great place to enhance knowledge about branding in diverse industry"

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    Former Employee - Freelance Client Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Client Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    experience to meet with many diverse expertise and talent.

    Cons

    very specific and narrow organizational structure.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Client Services"

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

    I worked at Landor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant minds and clients are pretty intuitive and smart. Get to deal with a lot of high profile brands

    Cons

    Pay and little room for advancement. Very political, very! If you are not within the top "inner-circle" good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Be inclusive, it is very obvious to all which employees are favorites and which are not.


  9. "Finance and Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Creative, strategic and hard working people. Love watching global and local brands unfold and reinvent themselves into something even more amazing!

    Cons

    Nothing at this time. We are heading toward the right direction and I am excited to be a part of the future!


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Sr designer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Landor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is fair; great benefits. Great place for a young designer to get experience in a professional environment - big name for your resume. Free paper clips.

    Cons

    Client services folks out-ratio the designers and are favored by management (one day, I had no less than 5 client services employees in my tiny workspace, ordering me around.) HR on-boarding is not detail-oriented, creative director plays favorites, weak, outdated IT department, poor job description compared to expectations, cramped work spaces, production runs the company, cincinnati location is 99.5% P&G (most creative work is preformed in the California location). Many with seniority are unkind to newer employees. Cliques are rampant - freelancers especially have little chance to mingle and "blend in."

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your talented designers fall through the cracks. Consider a mentorships with sr staff and new employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "What makes Landor different?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Passionate people, solid process. Great history and company story.

    Cons

    Unsure about senior leadership and company direction.

    Advice to Management

    Really figure out what sets Landor apart from the pack! Your a branding agency after all!


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