Zeno Group Reviews

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Zeno Group Chief Executive Officer Barby K. Siegel
Barby K. Siegel
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    Solid Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Zeno Group  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Zeno Group in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Zeno Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great intro to the public relations world working with large and small clients from a wide variety of industries. This internship helped me for learn the basics like media lists, press releases, clip reports, Cision, and working with a number of different superiors. I also saw some interesting brainstorming sessions and was able to contribute to new client pitch decks.

    Cons

    Somewhat boring for interns, as they had more interns than interesting projects. I never felt that I was being challenged or encouraged to learn more or do more. You definitely have to have the right personality to work for a traditional PR agency and climb the ladder. Even though Zeno touts itself as a cutting-edge digital agency, the LA office is pretty traditional PR. I only saw VP-levels working on digital projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the interns better and try to help them grow their skills.

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Zeno Group Interviews

Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    The HR rep I was corresponding with couldn't have been kinder. When the day for the in-person interview came, I was left waiting for 20 minutes after the agreed upon start time by my interviewers. When they finally arrived, they didn't apologize, they didn't even know my name or anything about me, had never even glanced at my resume, and didn't seem to care at all about being there. They acted as if I was imposing or as if my presence was a total nuisance. Extremely condescending during the interview and seemed like just generally rude, snooty people that I couldn't imagine working with on a daily basis. Read directly from a sheet of horribly boring and typical interview questions like a couple of inexperienced toddlers. Basically weren't interested in getting to know me at all. Left the interview feeling disrespected and am so happy I never have to work with those people.

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Zeno Group Awards & Accolades

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Mid-size Agency of the Year, PR Week, 2013
Mid-size Agency of the Year, PR Week, 2012
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Website www.zenogroup.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Zeno Group is a holistically thinking communications agency that defies conventional labels. As an agency – and as individuals – we are entrepreneurial, tenacious, scrappy and fearless. We tackle challenges with passion and resourcefulness, and we pride ourselves on being audaciously creative. Whether we're dealing with a hot consumer brand, a corporate reputational matter... More

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