Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Among the best agencies

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

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Creative environment that provides professionals with ample opportunity to grow their career. Strong emphasis on professional development and team building. Strong consumer practice.

    Cons

    Corporate practice is burgeoning but needs to better compete with Fleishman, Edelman, Ketchum and Burson. Emphasis on fun -- possibly too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chicago office is very strong and will continue to be among the best offices in the network. Senior management is consistently among the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The amount of resources that the agency has is second-to-none; the people are super friendly and the culture is very good for mid-senior people. Like any agency, it can work you hard but the teams celebrate and party together as well. Work-life balance is what you make of it - as long as your work is done, you aren't required to work long hours or weekends.

    Cons

    Benefits are standard - 401k, health, dental, etc - nothing creative. Training of junior/new employees can use some work. Very "standard agency" orientation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Will work you very hard but loads of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Digital in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Young and hip environment. Great benefits

    Cons

    Don't wear out the newbies to the point they leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you want to be in PR- Weber Shandwick is an amazing global company to work for. Creative colleagues, ability to work on innovative projects for Fortune 500 companies as well as start ups. Hard work pays off.

    Cons

    Expect to put in your hours and more. Work / life balance is somewhat dependent on your supervisor and projects you work on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Great network connections

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can move up very quickly and have connections to a large network across the agency. You can also collaborate with people from other offices.

    Cons

    We don't have an office that is very fancy or offers many benefits for employees. I would also say that the salaries are fairly low for how much work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest the leadership thinks about ways that they can make the workplace a better place to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Weber Shandwick Response

    Feb 10, 2015VP, Digital & Social Marketing

    We aim to enable our employees to collaborate across offices so it’s great to hear that you have had this opportunity so quickly in your current role. We strive to offer a great working environment ... More

  7. Great agency for an internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Consumer Public Relations
    Former Intern - Consumer Public Relations

    I worked at Weber Shandwick as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great exposure to major brands/campaigns
    - Lots of hands on experience
    - Great office
    - Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    - The hiring process after the internship is vague. You're never given direct answers as to whether or not you will be hired at the end of it. During each of my reviews, I was given false hope about getting hired permanently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Weber Shandwick Response

    Feb 11, 2015VP, Digital & Social Marketing

    Thank you for the feedback on your personal experience during your internship. We re-evaluate this program in each office every year, and are always striving to enhance the experience. Many of our ... More

  8. Account Executive

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

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Worked on multiple accounts, guidance from senior management really helped.

    Cons

    Salary not comparable to industry standards

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    PR Bootcamp

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Agency has great clients, with great activations. Great place to learn about all aspects of smart public relations campaigns. Could not ask for better pr training.

    Cons

    Non-existent work life balance. Office politics are very much in place. This is not the place for your if you need hand holding- its all about being self-motivated, self-starter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good culture in the DC office, great people, interesting work

    Cons

    Long hours with a lot of juggling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries to compensate for higher costs of living in DC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Public Relations Intern in Seattle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - Public Relations Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Public Relations Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Weber Shandwick as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great network, interesting clients, good coworkers

    Cons

    Minimal mentorship for interns, mediocre compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on mentoring your interns more. We may not end up being hired full time, but we are more than just lackeys for the summer. I had no chance of being hired onto my team because we had two AAEs already and needed to hire senior management. While my team was very kind to me, I didn't feel that they invested any time with me while I was there. I still learned from my fellow interns, but less from people in my own team, which was disheartening.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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