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18 days ago

Assistant Account Executive

Waggener Edstrom Communications Lake Oswego, OR

When you work at Waggener Edstrom, you will find compelling work, global partnerships, worthwhile professional development, outstanding benefits and… Waggener Edstrom Communications


18 days ago

Account Executive - Public Relations

Waggener Edstrom Communications Lake Oswego, OR +2 locations

looking for an account executive to manage the Microsoft Commercial customer… Waggener Edstrom Communications


20 days ago

Senior Account Executive - Public Relations

Waggener Edstrom Communications Bellevue, WA +4 locations

When you work at Waggener Edstrom, you will find compelling work, global partnerships, worthwhile professional development, outstanding benefits and… Waggener Edstrom Communications


4 days ago

Assistant Account Executive - Public Relations

Waggener Edstrom Communications US-WA-Bellevue US-OR-Lake Oswego

Assistant Account Executive would support integrated communications on the… Waggener Edstrom Communications


28 days ago

Account Manager - Public Relations

Waggener Edstrom Communications Bellevue, WA +3 locations

is seeking a PR Account Executive to join the Microsoft Commercial Cloud… Waggener Edstrom Communications


30+ days ago

Account Manager / Healthcare - Public Relations

Waggener Edstrom Communications London, England

WE London is currently seeking a solid Account Manager to join our established and growing Healthcare Team to work on a range of diverse, exciting… Waggener Edstrom Communications


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    Too political for opportunity

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Waggener Edstrom Communications (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Decent vacation and benefits
    -Strong talent within tech/healthcare
    -Office locations around the world

    Cons

    -There is a lack of awareness as to what the company actually does well, and what should be pursued from a business course. Every two-three years there will be a big shakeup at the senior level, and direction will shift which keeps the company from truly growing into its strengths.
    -Lack of opportunity for growth, unless you subscribe completely to how the company wants you to think and behave. There's little appreciation for diversity in work styles, which creates a homogeneous style when it comes to approaching clients and their problems.
    -Culturally, it's difficult to get on board with how the agency approaches new business and current clients. Because the bulk of the company's senior management is based in the Pacific North West, it's difficult for them to see beyond that bubble and work culture. Unless you're willing to chug the Kool Aid, you won't be given opportunities to grow and advance.
    -If you don't work in that region, it's very easy to feel like a satellite office. Rather than let each office grow and thrive based on the specific market they're in, they expect them all to function as though they're operating out of Portland/Seattle. What's more, leadership is totally out of touch with what's going on throughout the various offices.

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    -Embrace thinking that scares you, but that allows us to focus on our core competencies. Take an honest look at what we do well and what we don't, rather than try and do it all.

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