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Updated Jun 24, 2014
Fleishman-Hillard – Dallas – “Small Entry”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 174 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Fleishman-Hillard President and CEO Dave Senay

Dave Senay

(106 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employees at FH have the opportunity to work with great clients and produce world-class programs(in 11 reviews)

  • Great people, supportive environment, growth opportunities(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Toxic work-life balance and yet managers are surprised when people quit(in 16 reviews)

  • Long hours are normal as in all PR jobs, but unequivocally expected by management(in 14 reviews)

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    Good stepping stone

    Senior Designer (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prosgood benefits, great co-workers, big-name clients

    Consleadership, work-life balance, difficult to navigate mgmt organization

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    an agency that lost it's way

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood intentions, integrity, great people,

    Consculture gone bad, poor management, too much backstabbing on the senior level leave the junior people insecure,

    Advice to Senior Managementget back to the company's original values and work ethic

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cool clients, mundane work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsBig clients, "You must enter at least 5 words for Pros." <-- gimme a break.

    ConsPromotions/Raises are rare for low levels. You'll get a title change every year, but dont expect a raise, and if you do get one dont expect much. Christmas bonuses are a joke, its only about $100 per person. They seem to hire a lot of pretty faces who dont know what they're talking about. For some reason they hire a lot of people to do this "social media monitoring" thing. Those people think their jobs are important, but they sit around talking about TV shows and weddings all day and barely do any work. Pretty annoying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging Work

    Senior Designer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is challenging, the people are smart and the support is amazing! It is transforming itself into a more integrated communications firm.

    ConsAs large as FH is, they do not spend money on their employees. Billable work is the driving force.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great place

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsThe Miami office mainly focused on US Hispanic Work and work within Latin America, so if you are looking for experience in those areas you will get it! They do have a great client roster for US Hispanic work .

    ConsManagement team was not too keen on basic tools such as Cision for media list building and outreach. They also did not have any metrics in place for the accounts that I was working on. Found this a bit strange as they also did not have a formula for calculating impressions for coverage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring down the walls

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    Great learning experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsInterns are able to learn a lot from working here, the company has a large international presence which provides significant resources for employees and allows exceptional client services

    ConsThe company doesn't pay enough attention to their offices outside of St. Louis; Interns are overworked and discouraged from recording overtime hours; Opportunities for advancement are unclear and decisions made at the last minute

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Things improved when Dave Senay took the helm

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart colleagues, big name clients, strong name and work experience for those specializing in PR, FH always looks solid on a resume, offices around the world, one can learn a lot about the big agency biz at FH

    ConsIn the past FH had an antiquated mgmt approach with too much hierarchy interfering with true collaboration, some serious over billing issues in the past (well publicized), many employees lack quantitative business acumen

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    Extensive education in PR, long hours, stingy with overtime

    Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsI learned a lot about all aspects of the industry while working there and the upper level executives were willing to meet with you.

    ConsI rarely was paid for overtime hours I worked and I worked late a lot. I was expected to work 40-50 hours a week, but only allowed to work 35 as an intern. I was often the first person to leave the office if I left at 6:30 or 7. There was rarely helpful feedback on projects or assignments and short, snappy responses to emails and requests were the norm. They offer internship extensions where you work another 4 months as an intern, but rarely hire anyone even after 8 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to train the interns if you want something done a certain way. Do not offer overtime in the job description, but turn around and say never to go over the allocated hours. I was expected to work 40-50 hours a week, but only allowed to work 35 as an intern.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Left a bad taste

    Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat opportunity to gain hands on agency experience

    ConsNot clear about full time opportunities following the end of internship, interns rotate through the agency and have clear defined roles

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a greater interest in interns and their career development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great exposure, terrible culture

    Public Relations Intern (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    Pros- Learned a great deal about working in a PR agency
    - Did semi-meaningful work
    - Worked with big-name clients
    - Paid internship

    Cons- Don't expect to be hired out of your internship
    - Staff works long hours and is not compensated well at the junior level
    - It is very cliquish and archaically corporate
    - Preference for junior-level positions is given to Mizzou graduates and work horses

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your staff, because they're people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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