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    Smart, hardworking culture, but not for everyone

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    SHIFT has some of the best and the brightest people in the industry. Folks work hard, play hard, and do some amazing stuff for the company and for its clients. If you want a graduate education in PR and marketing that pays you rather than the other way around, work here.


    SHIFT isn't for everyone. The hours are long. The work is hard. If you're looking for the typical PR job where you come in at 10, leave for the bar at 3, and take a 2 hour lunch, this place will kick your ass until you get it in gear or you get out. If you're a slacker, you're going to hit the bricks in 3 months or less. If you can't work hard and work smart, you won't make it. The secret to a lot of the other bad reviews on here? Most of those folks weren't good enough to cut it. You have to be willing to work your ass off, and if you do, it's an amazing experience.

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    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at SHIFT Communications.

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    I submitted my resume, and then received a follow-up email requesting an interview in their SF office. I was interviewed one-on-one by three different people, all of whom were very gracious in giving useful advice for getting into PR and feedback on my interview responses. Following the interview, I had to complete two writing exams, one writing a summary and one writing a press release. The office as a whole was very friendly.

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    • I have given you a project that's due tomorrow. Another co-worker asks you to help them complete a project that's due today. If you accept this new project, you may not complete the one due tomorrow on time. What do you do?   View Answer
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Headquarters Newton, MA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year

If you are ready to move to a public relations firm that measures business results instead of press coverage, it may be time for a shift. SHIFT serves small to medium size clients and offers such services as crisis management, product launch support, lead generation, and brand building. The firm's communications programs, including blogs and social media news releases, focus on generating revenue for customers in addition to creating publicity. SHIFT provides its marketing and PR services through offices in Boston and San Francisco to clients that include More

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