Waggener Edstrom Communications

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World class, high standards, incredible ability to influence major brands and markets

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Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Waggener Edstrom Communications

Pros

Incredible talent, incredible clients, toughest business problems out there to solve, focus on innovation. There are smart people at every level to learn from. Sincere commitment to changing markets and impacting doing good in the world. Tons of advancement opportunities if you earn them. Successful employees are drivers, curious, proactive, positive, passionate and want to make an impact.

Cons

Great clients expect great counsel - always have to be on your game and have a thick skin. But it is well worth it! There is a significant change afoot around re-thinking the way communications happens with emerging digital delivery mechanisms and influence traveling in new ways. Change can be tough, and some people aren't comfortable with the level of dynamism necessary to ride out the change. So that could be tough for some.

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Continue to focus on giving back and innovation

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    A longer term employee's perspective of Waggener Edstrom.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Waggener Edstrom Communications

    Pros

    Waggener Edstrom is a strong network of PR and AR professionals. If you're looking to really hone your skills in these areas or just starting out in your career and want to surround yourself with people who focus on your craft everyday, this is the right place to be. Waggener Edstrom also promotes and supports continued learning opportunities both internally at the agency and through external sources. As well, there are opportunities for growth. You'll have to earn these, and be a stand out among your peers more and more as you climb the ladder, but it is possible. If you're a PR/AR professional, this is a great place to check out as part of your search.

    Cons

    During certain seasons, hours can be long. In comparison to working in house, pay is lower. These are the same challenges you'll face at any agency. Culture varies significantly team by team, so ending up in a place that's the right fit for you is crucial.

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    Try harder to be in touch with the challenges your 'front line' account folks face every day. Be faster to respond to issues, and take into consideration how your staff asks that you respond to these issues.

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    Dynamic work environment. People who have an actual life outside of work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Account Director in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Waggener Edstrom Communications

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment. People who have an actual life outside of work.

    Cons

    Unusually challenging clients. Intense office politics, esp. among junior and mid-level staff.

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    More competitive benefits offered.

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