Waggener Edstrom Communications

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Wonderful people, you'll never stop learning and growing, wish the salaries were more competitive.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Waggener Edstrom Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The people are incredibly smart and fun to work with, and the agency invests a lot in growing its high performing employees.
Very committed to social responsibility and giving back to communities.
Solid benefits package.
Strong work/life balance.
Opportunity to define your career path.

Cons

Though the salaries are fairly competitive with other large agencies (especially when you look at the benefits package as a whole), WE salaries aren't competitive with in-house PR roles. The company loses a lot of really great talent because of this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep listening to your greatest asset, your employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Pretty decent place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Waggener Edstrom Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent pay once you advance
    - Good benefits
    - Great clients
    - Lots of exposure to press (job is what you make it)

    Cons

    - Too many levels of management
    - Decent training, but not application of training by most
    - Passive-aggressive behavior by some, but not all
    - Some weird cultural things that lead to advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with respect to what it takes to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good challenge for long-timers to stay current. Some tendency to overlook experience for "new and hip." It's a balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Waggener Edstrom Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for creative thinking abound. Think outside the box, always add one ounce more of value, and you're good.
    CEO Melissa Waggener is deeply caring and committed to helping others in the world.
    Good work-life balance - but tends to be in exchange for career advancement.
    Oft-maligned Studio D team is coming into its own.

    Cons

    PR teams can be very cliquish. Less of this is seen on other businesses. In Portland and Seattle (at least), not a lot of diversity - although this doesn't seem to be intentional. Just hard for people outside the narrow norm to fit in and succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are amazing and care very much. Listen to them, even if what you hear is sometimes painful. Don't shoot the messenger - instead, look in the mirror.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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