FleishmanHillard

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Great working experience with nice people

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Current Employee - PR Intern in Washington, DC
Current Employee - PR Intern in Washington, DC

I have been working at FleishmanHillard (less than an year)

Pros

Well-organized system for interns to learn

Cons

may not be able to get familiar with every group in the company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Everything is great

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

209 Other Employee Reviews for FleishmanHillard (View Most Recent)

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    Terrible work-life balance and total lack of employee engagement

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    The salary wasn't too bad. The work location and office space was nice. The office outtings were somewhat fun, but rare.

    Cons

    If you want to have any semblance of a life outside of work, forget pursuing a job here. Young, unmarried post grads (mostly female sorority types) do well here because most of them don't have any other work experience to compare the unacceptable FH experience to, and they are happy to work 24/7 to get promoted. FH is also stuck in a traditional PR rut and rarely deviates from the old-fashioned way of doing things. So be prepared to go with the flow here and never truly feel like you're making an impact with the previous experiences you bring to the table.

    This company totally lacks diversity and intuitive senior management that understands the needs of its staff. Also, forget taking doctor-prescribed medical leave for any kind of health issue or much deserved vacation time off of work . You will either be fired or asked to work during your leave. It's all about the bottom line here. They don't particularly care about the health and wellness outlook of hard-working employees that make this the internationally successful company that it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to re-organize your business priorities and put the needs of hard-working employees above all else. You need comprehensive employee engagement and wellness programs and you have to lead by example. Also, think about diversifying your staff, which has been proven time and time again to provide new perspectives and innovative business and communication strategies--something new clients are always looking for in a PR firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    True or False? False.

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    Smart, funny colleagues makes for a whimsical, free environment when there is good cash-flow. You get a lot of growth opportunities and autonomy at a young age, which is wonderful and rare. Client content is very diverse and cool. The highs are really high, with proud toasts on good client days and rebid renewals. I miss that part.

    Cons

    Highly unethical. The DC office reminds you, Dorothy, that you aren't in Kansas anymore. Their new brand is all about being "true" and authentic. "Thou doth protest too much." It's moralistic and ironic given that they have crudely pushed out some of the most honest, lovely, truthful and intelligent people employed there, while retaining and promoting a lot of snakes.

    I have been gone for awhile and have heard from others who have since left the serious falsities this office has permitted. This place has devastated the lives of fabulous employees and while this office has worked to realign itself, I would not go so far as to say they are about "truth." That makes me want to laugh, and cry, which i did a lot after I resigned. It "truly" hurt my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quiet employees should not be marginalized. Find a creative space for them to do their thing and nurture them for the behind-the-scenes talent they bring to the table. Be truthful. Be honest and respectful of all your employees, even those who have different political leanings, are introverted, and perhaps too gentile for the Animal House. Those are quiet diamonds shimmering in the wings, and often some of your best assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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