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Landor Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • I worked with great people in an open, supportive environment (in 7 reviews)

  • You will get the chance to work on big brands (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. Helpful (4)

    "treading water"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "People are great, management not so much"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People were nice to work with, focused on getting things done, fun environment.

    Cons

    Local management were good, but senior management at HQ not so much. Did not listen to local teams, very short term focused, admitting to a mistake seemed like an impossible task.

    Advice to Management

    It is OK to admit to a mistake, especially when the alternative is pushing on with a bad decision.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "A rich experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Finance and Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Client Services"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Sr designer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. 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!


  9. "Excellent place to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landor full-time

    Pros

    Design-driven culture supportive of creativity. Good transparency in career progression dialogue. Opportunities to travel for work and inspiration. Designers generally are treated with dignity and respect.

    Cons

    Dynamics vary greatly by office.

    Advice to Management

    Establish global consistency in work culture. Continue to adapt to changing landscape of client/agency dynamic.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Strategy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Top tier clients, interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    Too focused on a narrow definition of Branding

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the world has changed


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