Weber Shandwick

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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
178 Reviews
3.5
178 Reviews
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Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky
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Review Highlights

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

  • Collaborative office; phenomenal resources; good work-life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is definitely tough - but that also comes with the industry (in 16 reviews)

  • The work/life balance tends to shift to the work side of the scale, so be prepared for long hours (in 22 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A unified corporate culture would make this an even better place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good senior leadership, ambition to be at the forefront of PR and marketing, willing embrace of innovation, a willingness to invest in talent

    Cons

    The absence of a unfiied corporate culture makes the "experience" of Weber Shandwick widly different from office to office. Some offices are meat grinders, while others are as perfect a place to work as you could hope for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Failure or success in culture building will determine whether WS remains a top agency a decade from now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great ride

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

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Firm has a collaborative culture and a strong global network. Creates opportunities to work on interesting assignments across practice areas and geographies. Given depth and breadth of expertise attracts leading clients in different industry sectors.

    Cons

    Must be a self-starter to truly thrive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, inspiring work, fun culture

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of recognition for great work, promotions
    - If you're good, you can create your own career here -- very entrepreneurial, and new roles being created every day
    - Leaders care about people - people are people, not numbers
    - Fun environment - work hard, play hard

    Cons

    - Takes time to learn the company as a new person
    - Long hours sometimes (as with most client-based agencies), but flexible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    World-class agency environment that fosters collaboration, growth and transformation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Highly collaborative culture; entrepreneurial spirit; a focus on doing great, high-impact work

    Cons

    Honestly I have nothing negative to share about the company.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing.

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    Current Employee - Group Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    smart people who work hard play hard

    Cons

    long hours but worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very rewarding for hard, ambitious workers

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    Current Employee - Account Director
    Current Employee - Account Director

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - autonomy to pursue personal passions
    - flat leadership and clear roles/responsibilities
    - great brands, great clients
    - global opportunities and often multi-office opportunties

    Cons

    - can be stressful and very busy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful Company!

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office culture, innovative people, perks and various accounts.

    Cons

    Long hours and it is sometimes hard to maintain a work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Energetic culture

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Laid back culture, intelligent employees, opportunities for growth, great benefits

    Cons

    Salary could be more higher, but promotion rate is high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of learning and growth opportunities…

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Weber was my first job out of school. The experience shaped who I am today. I don’t believe I would have the work ethic or attention to detail that I possess today if it hadn’t been for my time there. Managers set a good example and took the time to teach you how to do things right. The culture of teamwork is the strongest I’ve ever experienced.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and the need for perfection in everything you do can be overwhelming at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing, laid-back culture with openness to collaboration.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture alone is amazing. Great people who enjoy working as a team with one another.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire your interns!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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