Weber Shandwick

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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
201 Reviews
3.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Collaborative office; phenomenal resources; good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great opportunities to work with great clients (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance can be a little crazy at times, but you'll experience that at an agency (in 19 reviews)

  • The work/life balance tends to shift to the work side of the scale, so be prepared for long hours (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Will work you very hard but loads of opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Account Executive

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great network connections

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5.  

    Great agency for an internship

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    Former Employee - Consumer Public Relations
    Former Employee - 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    PR Bootcamp

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    • 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
  7.  

    Vice President

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    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
  8.  

    Public Relations Intern in Seattle

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - 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
  9.  

    Great Opportunities, Poor Work/Life Balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with great clients

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance
    Management is unorganized

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Innovative firm with all the resources and bureaucracy that comes with a giant company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Manager
    Former Employee - Group Manager

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, strategic, creative colleagues. Great training ground for entry level (but expect to pay in brutal hours and sad salaries). Fun work environment. Interesting clients, often with the budgets to execute solid campaigns. Exciting working for a global firm that is growing at the pace or above the industry.

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance. Lots of corporate bureaucracy and drama among senior level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your employees more opportunities to grow with you. Flexible schedules. Lateral mobility across accounts and practice areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Work-Life Balance

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely diverse, smart culture, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Low compensation for entry-level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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