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Lippincott Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2018

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Rick Wise
32 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "You'll work with some of the smartest most creative people in the industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with some of the smartest most creative people I've ever met. Really interesting, meaningful work with some of the biggest companies in the world. Clients that view you as partners and not just another agency.

    Cons

    It is demanding work and everybody has high expectations (which is to be expected). It's true that the firm has undergone some pretty major transitions, and that some leaders are better than others at conveying the vision. But overall it is an exciting time to be at the firm if you're ambitious and want to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing companies today.

    Advice to Management

    I've personally found leadership to be pretty inspiring. Some of their work is known/respected/used the world over There are some egos that you need to navigate, but overall people are really passionate about what they do and very supportive.

    Lippincott2017-07-19
  2. Helpful (20)

    "Approach with caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lippincott full-time

    Pros

    For those builders of brands and lovers of design, take note. The Lippincott of today is barely a shell of its past.

    Cons

    Lippincott - once the crown jewel of the branding world - is in a period of transition, repeatedly failing to find its footing. A lack of clarity and openness, both internally and externally, offers a cloudy vision of what Lippincott is about and where it is heading. A new focus on "innovation" and "creative consulting" bears little mention of brand - leaving its heritage behind - while missing both the competency...

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    Advice to Management

    Double down on what we're actually good at. Stop chasing the latest fad topic, especially when the right resources are not in place. And if you are going to go after something new, at the very least have a plan. Treat your team and employees with dignity and respect. We all deserve to be part of an open, honest conversation - especially when it significantly impacts our careers. Listen closely to those around you....

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    Lippincott2018-08-18
  3. Helpful (19)

    "It takes a bully to trash a village"

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

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

    Pros

    Impeccable pedigree. Strong training. Storied client list; great case studies. Strong work ethos. High standards for work output quality that's not always a given in the world of "brands".

    Cons

    Anybody who knows the firm and reads another review I saw on Glassdoor titled: "It only takes one" (read it if you have not already), immediately knows exactly who and what the reviewer is talking about. She's talking about a so-called leader who expends great amounts of personal time and effort to see to it that talented employees submit utterly to his will and whims, (it's usually a "him" in these cases, isn't it),...

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    Advice to Management

    Grow a backbone.

    Lippincott2018-06-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sense of community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lippincott full-time

    Pros

    Working here you are able to meet some pretty awesome people - not only do you learn from them, but you are able to build long last relationships. The doors are always open and upper management are willing to listen. You can see that the people in charge of culture take their jobs seriously and really do want the best for the firm. The little get togethers that everyone is welcome to are a nice way to connect with those...

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    Cons

    Some of the older management have an out dated way of thinking and in this world of Innovation/Brand/Culture, always changing, you would hope they are willing to accept the new or move on.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the younger generation of the firm. Give your colleagues a reason to want to work with you time and time again. Stand up and be a great leader, manager, and mentor.

    Lippincott2018-02-27
  5. Helpful (31)

    "It only takes one"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lippincott full-time

    Pros

    One character, one personality, one individual… is all it takes to impact (for better or for worse) an entire firm's path, its team members' careers, its culture, and its reputation.

    Cons

    In Lippincott's case, it's for the worse. Imagine… A place where a single senior partner can derail your career. Where your role and responsibilities shift on a dime (over and over) because of one individual's latest whim. A place where a leader (a loose term) can be rewarded for a complete lack of any and all management capabilities, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills. Where said leader celebrates their...

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    Advice to Management

    Quite frankly, if the solution is not obvious (to firm leaders), there are bigger issues to contend with. However… It's important to remember that Lippincott is a professional services firm. The only things that really matter are the people. Protect your people from emotionally abusive, egomaniacal leaders. Treat your people right, respect them, and show them the dignity they (and their careers) deserve. And you might...

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    Lippincott2018-03-15
  6. "Good Experience"

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

    I worked at Lippincott full-time

    Pros

    - great people around you - good work environments - diversity of projects

    Cons

    - constant changes of project with very tight deadline - experience can vary very much depending on which manager you’re working with

    Lippincott2018-03-08
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Storied firm looking for direction"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Lippincott full-time

      Pros

      Very talented, creative thinkers from a broad range of backgrounds

      Cons

      Missing a clear sense of direction and strategic focus

      Lippincott2018-03-01
    • Helpful (14)

      "Sad and disappointing"

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      Current Employee - Senior Associate 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      There’s a sad and disappointing irony in observing a once great brand strategy and design firm, lose equity, luster and prominence in its own brand. Lippincott, a firm once coveted for stewarding the brands of Fortune 500 companies with enviable strategic and creative prowess, is now driving its own brand towards irrelevance.

      Cons

      The factors that have led Lippincott down this ironic path are two-fold. First, is the relentless pressure from parent company to deliver consistent growth, despite changing economics and evolving client demand for Lippincott’s services. Of course, strong growth objectives should be placed on the company, but not at the expense of what made Lippincott a top tier agency. This, coupled with the creation of additional,...

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      Advice to Management

      Looking ahead, Lippincott’s future will be determined, in part, by the answer to several questions: • Will the partners of the Bonfire acquisition stick around post earn out? And what will long-term returns look against the staggering investment into the San Francisco office? • When will senior management finally recognize the ineptitude of one creative Senior Partner as a revenue generator, talent driver and creative...

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      Lippincott2018-02-13
    • Helpful (5)

      "interesting work and good people"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Lippincott full-time

      Pros

      Interesting work Great clients Really good people

      Cons

      CEO is a nightmare to work for. Despised internally based on how he treats people.

      Lippincott2018-02-16
    • Helpful (3)

      "Very active and collaborative place to work."

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

      I have been working at Lippincott full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      You will work while you’re here. There’s very little downtime and if you have some, you can reach out and easily get something to work on. The people here are genuine, friendly, and are always willing to lend a helping hand. The clients are a big perk as well, and you’ll often work on important projects. Most people who work here sty here because Lippincott treats its employees very well and the pay is pretty dang great.

      Cons

      From the inside, certain departments are becoming more ambitious than others. While that’s a good thing for the developing department, it’s hard to avoid noticing the shortcomings of the ones that aren’t benefiting from that change. Lippincott has a very specific design strategy, and while new people are coming from other agencies and firms to shake things up a bit, it still falls back on old, dated habits. As it is...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep being transparent, and look for ways to develop the different departments through these changes so that one doesn’t overshadow the others.

      Lippincott2017-10-05
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