Burson-Marsteller

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Current Employee - Senior Associate
Current Employee - Senior Associate

I have been working at Burson-Marsteller full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Global firm that commands client respect and high billing rates
Was able to discover that small/mid-size independents provide more hands-on learning/working opps

Cons

Not really an agency setting (in terms of how account teams are set up)
Super-high billability expectations with workloads out of the control of those below director

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    HBSI Program - North of Nine

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    Former Employee - Harold Burson Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Harold Burson Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Internship program is nicely structured. Everyone is very smart and wants you to succeed. Colleagues are always willing to work in a team and there are a lot of opportunities for learning. Very welcoming office culture

    Cons

    Huge company, which can be a con for some people

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    Good PR training and client roster

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Burson's global aspect makes it a good place to learn PR skills to support a global client. It's a great place to learn the inner workings of PR and client relationship management. They also provide good training for employees. At least for the tech practice, you are dedicated to one client so you really get deep knowledge and association with their business (vs. random short-term projects).

    Cons

    Some management (lower level) are brand new at managing people and do not know how to be constructive. This might be an industry thing where more junior people get promoted to manage a team without proper training on how to do so well. The company doesn't help junior staff see what their options are and from that front retention is not always the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you train junior managers as they will help with retention and team productivity / morale.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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