Brunswick Group

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Brunswick Group Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
15 Reviews
3.9
15 Reviews
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    Strong culture and fun, ambitious people

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brunswick Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brunswick operates as a professional services firm, rather than a PR agency. A relentess focus on delivering quality advice to clients makes Brunswick a special place to work. Employees are proud to call themselves Brunswickians, and follow the 'work hard, play hard' mantra. Leadership across the world cares immensely about the culture and works hard to preserve it. Standards are very high globally and a lot of attention is paid to recruitment, with cultural fit being as important as skills and experience. Very collaborative and collegiate environment - any rare folks who don't fit this mold don't tend to last long. The 'one-firm-firm' ethos makes it much more fun to work across borders and along with the partnership structure sets Brunswick apart from larger, publicly-owned firms. Brunswick really does play at the highest level of corporate engagement, focused on business critical issues, and isn't afraid to turn down engagements that don't fit with that model or that the firm wouldn't be proud to work on. Working at Brunswick means you build a terrific network of interesting and influentual contacts through clients, advisors, the media, and especially the notoriously fun Brunswick events. I would not work at any other agency.

    Cons

    Demanding expections of working hours and 24 hour connectivity - but that's what comes with working on such high-profile mandates. Some growing pains as Brunswick increases in size globally and tries to maintain culture and feel, as you'd expect from any professional services firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship

    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Brunswick Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Multiple projects, reporting to the client. contributing to important, current projects, learn so much

    Cons

    Crazy hours, a ton of work

    Recommends
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, yet demanding job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Brunswick Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging and engaging work environment. Provided a great crash course in how the business world works for a recent liberal arts graduate. Amazing colleagues, who are bright and compassionate, but yet hold you to a high level of performance. Great career opportunities to engage with C-suite executives and brand name companies around the world.

    Cons

    The hours - the media never sleeps and neither do you. Your blackberry is your new best friend.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Rewarding internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Brunswick Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, interesting client mandates, challenging work, excellent upper-management. Hosted very interesting speakers, "lunch & learn" sessions.

    Cons

    Disorganized internship program, mis-communication amongst supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Crisis Management

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    Former Employee - Crisis Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Crisis Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Brunswick Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent, well connected to government insiders.

    Cons

    Interference from satellite offices that may not be familiar with a particular issue or portfolio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chain of command could be more clear...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Brunswick Group full-time

    Pros

    The staff is highly motivated and the work is interesting. Brunswick has a strong work culture and the people there are nice for the most part.

    Cons

    Everyone is expected to work extremely long hours and management never seem to mind piling on the work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, amazingly strong culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Brunswick Group

    Pros

    - wonderful company culture
    - global approach, lots of opportunities to travel and work with teams located in other offices
    - consistently attracts top tier client opportunities

    Cons

    - hours can be extremely challenging compared to compensation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not your typical "PR firm"

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Brunswick Group

    Pros

    Very smart staff
    Nice people & supportive environment
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance
    Somewhat "stiff" and "stodgy"

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    for the Admin group

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Brunswick Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Seems like a Pro - 25 days of annual leave per year (cannot convert to $ and cannot carry onto next year)

    When everyone leaves you will finally get an offer to take care of somebody else's mess

    If you love to play a loner or be in a one-man band, this is the place for you

    If you like to be a apple polisher, 100% opportunity here! =)

    Cons

    Lack of management, no formal HR, Office Manager...etc

    The employees that have been working for a while there causes the biggest gossip in the office

    100% office politics, very local HK culture....definitely not an expat friendly/diverse environment

    Cannot take vacation over 1 week, will get talked behind your back even the receptionist!

    High mobility rate of employees (turnover rate) so you know how "stable" the environment is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and get rid of people who starts rumours and ruin the morale of the teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic career development, global exposure and intelligent coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brunswick Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can spend your time surrounded by intelligent, driven people. We work on some of the biggest corporate issues in the world and can interact with top-level executives at some of the largest, most influential companies in the world.

    Cons

    Lack of concrete structure, pay is good but there is a lack on transparency on the compensation process.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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