Fleishman-Hillard

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Fleishman-Hillard Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
178 Reviews

3.2
178 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Intern/GDP review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not a high retention rate for interns and GDPs

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great intern program with solid training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    The culture in the office was great. Plenty of friendly faces and management did a great job lifting the morale of senior employees and interns. This internship fully prepares you for other opportunities as well with smaller pr firms or sales jobs. It's a huge company with a top notch reputation. Developing a niche will help you out in the long run.

    Cons

    You pretty much have to be the best of the best in a large group to be offered a full time position after the internship period is over. If you're not offered, expect more internship periods or look for other opportunities. The initial two weeks is very tough, but nothing a level headed person can't handle. They kind of lead you on that you have a career path with the company, but that is not always concrete depending on the economy or number of interns accepted into the semester's intern group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the interns develop a niche that they can use with your company. The post college internship should be more developmental and not just another keypad puncher job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great clients, sometimes given tedious work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to work with some unbelievable clients. Definitely gives you a leg-up on your resume. Opportunity to grow within the company if you play your cards right.

    Cons

    Too much of a large corporation environment. Rules are rules and there are no exceptions for them to be bent. I always felt like I was being watched and couldn't fully be myself because I feared being judged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think some employees are over-worked while others are under-worked. Just because an employee knows how to suck up to you doesn't mean they are the right fit. FH has some great employees. But I was a little disappointed in the way some carried themselves to fellow colleagues.

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  5.  

    Happy with my experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Working with the smartest people in the business. On large and exciting accounts,=.

    Cons

    Junior level staff is overworked and underpaid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Diverse opportunities, creative staff, and supportive place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The type of work here is innovative, challenging, and rewarding.

    Cons

    A clear career path is difficult to find at the firm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Give and You Shall Receive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    FleishmanHillard defines the phrase "open door policy." From interns to Senior Partners, everyone is on the same team with the same ambitions: furthering their client's success. The culture is nothing but welcoming, and the work continues to become more exciting.

    Cons

    If you don't work hard and put in 100% effort, you won't receive 100% effort back in the form of professional development. Some would say this is a "pro."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture is Key

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    Pros

    FleishmanHillard does a great job of building a collaborative culture, consisting of driven/creative team members who love to do great work for their Clients.

    Cons

    work-life balance can get out of whack as FleishmanHillard is slow to staff up with new business, which puts a pinch on existing staff. Compensation seems average compared to other competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good clients, willing to help

    Cons

    Research-based tasks, limited traditional PR experience

  10.  

    Global leader in PR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Ability to gain experience dealing with major clients and boost your resume.
    I see a lot of interns being hired which is very encouraging.
    Appears that there is a lot of promotion within the ranks.

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive and not challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place, Good people...BUT it's an agency through and through

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The President of the SF office is a great leader and great guy. i think the SF offices has one of the best cultures
    -Advancement is attainable depending on what side of the business you are on
    -Competitive salary
    -Most of the Partners are pretty great

    Cons

    It's very "AGENCY" i.e. a respectable turn-over rate, some corporate "go-getters" that clearly only care about their advancement, sometimes very frigid attitude for organizational change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work towards implementing changes based on honest employee feedback from the ground up; it will improve efficiency and effectiveness of collaborative teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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