Interbrand Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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3.7
66%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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Interbrand Global CEO Charles Trevail (no image)
Charles Trevail
16 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. "Great Organisation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experience Director in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Minds at work across the globe

    Cons

    Sometimes too many cooks spoil the broth

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  2. "Love everything about this company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Analyst in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    Learning opportunities are plenty. Best of the brands you can work on. Caring environment.

    Cons

    Understanding of the digital world is slightly low


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    "Great learning, great culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Strategist in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on cross-industry projects Great culture Autonomy

    Cons

    Not the best kind of money

  4. "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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  5. "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

  6. "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

  7. "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.

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    "Globally inspiring, locally stagnant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Strategist in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interbrand full-time

    Pros

    interbrand global is ambitious and set a goal in long-term perspective. job in seoul office is stable, but the company is trying to find future growth channel. the manpower is good and they shares fun and active culture.

    Cons

    evaluate everything based on sales, just sales. there is only number which is... imaginary. Since executives are quite conservative and do not try hard for outbound sales, most of sales burden is going to the staff and business development department, even though the market isn't growing anymore. management is not transparent.

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  9. "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

  10. 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.

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