Allison & Partners – San Mateo, CA
Our Silicon Valley office, located in downtown San Mateo, is looking for a Senior Account Executive with a passion for strategic communications and… Allison & Partners
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They have a solid training program which will get you up to speed on PR basics, like how to use Cision and track for coverage, however, these trainings are basic and only useful to folks who are brand new to PR.
I worked at the company for just under two years, and in that time, saw countless employees quit, get fired, and even get sued. Management is the biggest issue at the company, or lack thereof. Salaries are embarrassingly low for the Bay Area. Promotion cycles slow and often delayed for months after what has been promised (with no explanation). The hours are grueling and unrewarding - junior staff puts in long hours, and is criticized for not working harder and longer. You can work until 9 pm at night, but if you're not back at your desk at 8:30 am on the nose the next morning you'll receive a stern talking to by management - which gives the sense of being babysat and micromanaged more than anything else. What's worse is that junior staff very rarely get to take credit for their work - client interaction and growth opportunities are few and far between. If you want a smart, strategic, forward-thinking agency, look elsewhere.