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Great experience, especially for those interested in public relations and consulting

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

I worked at APCO Worldwide as an intern for less than a year

Pros

One of the top public relations firm that have great working culture and growth opportunities

Cons

There are so many projects going around

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    smart

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    smart group of people, many of whom have been with the company for a decade or more. collegial working environment and interesting mix of client projects. global firm with generally consistent caliber of people across global offices.

    Cons

    tends to be very hierarchical and 'old school'. through a recent period of growth, the company has not always remained true to its core expertise in policy and grassroots work.

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    be careful to preserve the quality of work and value proposition of the company - don't become everything to everyone

    Recommends
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    You're not THAT important but a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great location, right on top of Macy's and a quick walk to Gallery Place Chinatown. I.T. department and it's director are on point as far as keeping up with the latest gadgets and trends and trying to integrate them into the staff. Had a pizza and beer happy hour every thursday, monthly meetings where employees were recognized for stellar performance and summer roof top gatherings.

    Fast paced environment, keeps you on your toes and great benefits.

    Cons

    Handed out and fostered too many gaudy titles to people and allowed the culture to suffer based on an individual's undeserved VP or Senior title. Everything is not due yesterday, learn to be patient and create a better result. Remember your VP title only carries the little bit of respect you think you deserve within the walls at APCO, no one cares about you being a VP when you're at Macy's or at the hot dog cart outside. Learn to speak to your fellow employees when they pass you in the hall, not even a brain surgeon is that busy to never have time for an adult to properly acknowledge someone speaking to them.

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    Communication and change the culture to do away with the fake stigma that comes along with your too soon to be a VP or Senior type promotions and title changes.

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    Positive Outlook
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