Access Communications

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Updated Mar 17, 2014

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3.8 4 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Susan G. Butenhoff

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to begin your PR career with!

    Account Supervisor (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat people and atmosphere, particularly in the New York office. Wide range of B2B, consumer, tech, and food & beverage accounts. A lot of opportunities for professional development and growth. A lot of smart, creative and strategic leaders and managers who want to see employees growing and succeeding at the company. Ability to be bi-coastal and work from either office (NY or SF). Good benefits with ample time-off.

    ConsThe compensation is on the lower end of the national average for PR agency employees, and unsatisfactory based on workload and account demands.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee reviews and promotions are often conducted late, which can be frustrating when expectation a raise or promotion. We also don't have sufficient AC, AAE, and AE support right now on many accounts. The younger staff we do have is not pulling their weight.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work hard, play hard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat place to work, perfect sized company, great clients.

    ConsAny client service job can mean lots of long hours

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep winning those great new clients!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Access Communications is a fantastic workplace

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsWith offices in both San Francisco and New York Access is a thriving boutique agency with clients in the technology, consumer, and gaming sectors (among others). The best reasons to work for Access Comunications are the relaxed culture, wonderful people, and fantastic benefits. The offices themselves are comfortable and attractive, each work station is ergonomically aligned for individual needs and comfort. The San Francisco office is located in the financial district and there is a mind-bloggling array of restaurants to choose from for lunches or an afternoon snack. The staff is all very friendly and it's just big family at Access

    ConsI am incredibly hard-pressed to think of very many negatives to working at Access Communications. i've been an employee for a number of years and don't intend to leave the company any time soon. Why, after 10 years on board employees at any level are entitled to a lengthy sabbatical, and the amount of vacation time granted is quite generous. However pressed to find find domething negative to say, I'd say that the only downside to working at Access is the fact that Access is not an international agency, and there are often temperature battles between those with opposite preferences.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'd advise senior management to order moer catered lunches.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Run away as fast as you can!

    PR Professional (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefit package is pretty good but that's not reason enough to remain employed by Access.

    ConsBeing in the "people" business, you would think Access would understand that treating employees with respect and dignity is of the utmost importance. Senior management not only participates in juvenile behavior, but promotes it. Name calling, public scolding and the discussion of anatomy do not belong in the work place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBerating employees in meetings does not create a productive environment. Keep personal opinions and kindergarten behavior out of the office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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