APCO Worldwide – Why Work For Us?

undefinedHelping our clients succeed in an ever-changing environment through compelling and engaging communication.

By fusing the experience and creativity of our people with in-depth stakeholder insight and innovation, we deliver the results our clients need to succeed in business and in a global society. APCO experts anchor their thinking in a deep understanding of our clients’ business. From that foundation, we help our clients look ahead while meticulously implementing communication strategies that deliver the impact they seek today. We help our clients see clearly, speak authentically and act decisively.

Our People

Our diverse and hands-on global team of more than 600 experts comes from the environments clients need to reach — we are former elected leaders; journalists; ambassadors; business and nonprofit executives; government officials; market researchers; and communication and Internet experts. Led by seasoned strategists in more than 30 offices, APCO works to create and implement strategic and tailored solutions designed to advance clients' objectives.

Locations

To meet client needs around the world and around the clock, APCO Worldwide has more than 30 offices in major business, financial, political and media capitals throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific regions. Our team sets the standards in their fields, bringing diverse global viewpoints and local insights to help our clients challenge convention and deliver business impact. In addition, we engage select best-in-class partners for specialized market coverage. 

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We help our clients see clearly, speak authentically and act decisively.  We do this in a strategic and integrated way that is tactic neutral.

We create.
We engage.
We build.
We defend.

APCO Services

Create

Creating breakthrough communication requires ever more compelling narratives that can be executed across multiple platforms. Let us show you how our storytellers develop content that differentiates our clients and resonates with key stakeholders.

Engage 

Engaging stakeholders – whether employees, consumers, customers, policy makers, media, supply chain partners, investors or influencers – demands insight and intellect. Let us show you how our approach to stakeholder engagement helps clients find the distinct emotional connections needed to build enduring relationships and inspire advocates.

Build

Building reputations, markets, allies, brands and communities has never been more challenging. Let us show you how we turn research- and experience-based stakeholder insights into integrated solutions that deliver impact.

Defend

Defending the brands, markets and reputations you’ve worked so hard to create is critical for continued business success.  Let us show you how we can help protect your permission to operate by anticipating and mitigating risks while staying true to your values and brand.

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Change is constant; we have to adapt to survive. But to thrive we need to draw on the elements that make APCO – APCO.

To help focus all of us on those elements, the things that are truly important, we embrace The APCO Experience, our employee value proposition. It defines the mutual commitment between APCO and our employees.

At APCO, everyone has the opportunity to define their own APCO Experience:

Challenging & Varied Work 
Try Something New Every Day
At APCO, you have numerous opportunities to do work that both challenges you and relates to a wide variety of today’s issues. You’re treated as a professional with access to experts, exposure to clients and the chance to influence client strategy.

Recognition & Reward
Thrive Not Survive
Do great work and you’ll be recognized. At APCO, provide you with opportunities to be rewarded for your outstanding contributions to clients, colleagues and the company. How you earn that recognition is up to you.

Career Development & Progression
Forge Your Own Path
Being a part of a dynamic organization means you never stop learning. We expect our managers to provide honest but supportive feedback to help you develop. At APCO, you have an abundance of opportunities to progress in your career, add value to clients and contribute to the firm.

Engagement & Connectivity 
Work Across Boundaries 
Collaboration is key to our success as a global, integrated firm. At APCO, you can work independently, but still have access to the knowledge of the whole network at your fingertips. We also support you in giving back to your community and to the causes that are important to you.

APCO Worldwide Reviews

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    Pros

    Great place to work, care about employees, innovative, interesting and diverse work, entrepreneurial, salary and benefits competitive with marketplace, solid management. Hires very smart people.

    Cons

    Company has changed a great deal over the last 5 years, many of the senior staff has left, less of focus placed on employees, greater emphasis on bottom line, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Management knows what it is doing and doesn't need advice from me. More mentoring needed, more depth...not so much breadth. Need more senior management to replace those wh have left.

APCO Worldwide Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at APCO Worldwide (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I was referred through a friend and was contacted the same day to set up an interview for the following week. HR was very friendly and helpful, they ended up scheduling me for several interviews and a test all in the same day. I was able to speak with prospective members from all levels of the team which was really nice, and then a skills assessment, which was fair in it's difficulty. Everyone was very friendly, which I think speaks to the culture of the company, and the interview seemed like it was more about seeing if I would be a good fit for the company and team since there was a skills test that evaluated the technical portion of the job. HR kept me in the loop about when I would hear about the position, and responded within the window they gave me. Great salary, signing bonus, and benefits were offered.

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APCO Worldwide Awards & Accolades

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International Agency of the Year, Golden Hedgehog Awards, 2014
Agency CSR A-List, PR News, 2014
Best Large Agency to Work For, The Holmes Report, 2013
Best Agency to Work For, Public Affairs News, 2013
Public Affairs Agency of the Decade, The Holmes Report, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.apcoworldwide.com
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

APCO Worldwide is an independent, global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm. We challenge conventional thinking and inspire movements to help our clients succeed in an ever-changing world. Stakeholders are at the core of all we do. We turn the insights that come from our deep stakeholder relationships into forward-looking, creative solutions that... More

Mission: APCO's vision is to be the trusted partner of choice – creating value by challenging conventional thinking and providing global service, culture by culture.

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