Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky
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Pros
  • Quite flexible in work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Agency has great clients, with great activations (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 19 reviews)

  • Long hours and it is sometimes hard to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    we're building a deck. We have a coffee bar.. other than that i don't know why I stay.

    Cons

    too many emails about sap time entry and not enough about the wins and loses of the business.
    You don't know what other people do if there not on your team. Office is over crowded we don't even have seats for our interns.

    Advice to Management

    spend less money on sending rich people to nice events in Williamsburg and in France and invest in your mid level management.


  2. Learn a lot, but without help

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, learn a lot working at such a large well-known agency, great brands to work for, leaders in their industry

    Cons

    Difficult to get timely feedback, not a very nurturing place, easy to fall through the cracks


  3. Terrible President

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn a ton and work with some of the finest in the field

    Cons

    Tantrums by the North America President and a "Devil Wears Prada" personality. Run!

    Advice to Management

    Change her


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  5. lip service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    large company and there could be better resourcing but teams are unorganized.

    Cons

    politics run the agency, not enough resources despite the size of the agency.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great work, but at a cost

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Delivers solid work
    Attracts top talent and brightest minds in the industry
    Long standing clients
    Creative

    Cons

    Little to no work-life balance
    Salary is not up to par
    Little reward for hard work
    Top down culture, management is not responsive because everyone is stretched thin

    Advice to Management

    Creativity comes from letting the mind rest and wander to think differently


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great agency on paper; but a bit too big for its own good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many activities at the office. Ability to travel/work from other offices

    Cons

    work-life balance non existent. In the NYC office, personal advancement comes, but only if you push and push for change yourself. Everyone is so busy with client work that advancement is not easy

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your junior level staff as humans


  8. Helpful (3)

    Big aspirations, difficulty on delivery...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big notable agency with large clients and great co-workers. Feels like a family and co-workers care about each other. As long as you're not on large accounts, work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    WS global and main offices seem to have all the perks and best opportunities for new business and large clients. Local office management is slightly clueless as how to mentor and grow employees. The office does enough PR to win awards like "Best Places to Work", but execution is really lacking. Perks in my specific office are actually provided by sister agencies and not actually Weber. Upper management is disconnected with staff untill they need you for something. There is rarely proper staffing for large projects and no real tools or resources available to use for audits or new business.

    Advice to Management

    Make good on the promises and things used to pitch for awards. Spend time with employees to let them know you are actually interested in them as a person and not just as a skill set. Training in mentoring and growing employees is an absolute must for VP and higher positions.

    Weber Shandwick Response

    Feb 10, 2015VP, Digital & Social Marketing

    Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your time here at Weber Shandwick. We are sorry to read this as this does not align with the experience we strive to give to all employees. Please feel ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    If big agency life is what you want.,...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big clients, relentless focus on profit, high profile agency

    Cons

    No work life balance, difficult clients, no one runs the agency

    Advice to Management

    Put someone, anyone in charge. The place is run by committee tilted toward CFO crashing toxic atmosphere


  10. Great Company, Office Was Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands
    Great broad team
    Looks great on resume

    Cons

    The local office was terrible. Each office has its own culture so make sure you know what you want from an employer applies to the local office.

    Advice to Management

    Why do satellite offices get treated like the red headed step child?


  11. Assistant Account Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big clients, big events, great network

    Cons

    Long hours, poor management, compensation is terrible, treat their low level employees like assistants/admins

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, pay employees what they deserve



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