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    Great environment, creative and fun.

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Golin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Golin is one of the best PR firms around. It's a great place to learn in a creative and challenging environment. The new G-4 model is a new blueprint for success that other firms will surely copy.

    The leadership is very progressive as well. Very nurturing and great at setting folks up for success.

    Cons

    The only downside to Golin is that being part of the IPG holding company ensures that there is always bottom line pressure yet IPG doesn't provide any tangible value back to the agency.

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Golin Interviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Golin in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, heard back a month later. Had a phone interview, then was immediately asked to come in for an in-person interview. I met with three people while I was there, all nice women. The office in LA was very nice and located literally in the heart of the financial district. The interview experience was a good one. It felt a bit rushed because I could tell they were busy based on their comments.

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101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2009
Best Places To Work in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2008
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Website www.golinharris.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1956
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Omnicom, WPP Group, Edelman

There's nothing lean about this company's PR skills. GolinHarris is a public relations firm, providing a variety of communications, strategy, and marketing services to clients. The company operates from approximately 40 offices worldwide and has served such notable clients as Nintendo, Sprint, Toyota Motor Sales USA, and the William Wrigley Jr. Company. GolinHarris was founded in 1956 by public relations guru Al Golin. The following year, Golin's cold call to then small-fry McDonald's won him an account with the hamburger chain. GolinHarris continues to represent the... More

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