Waggener Edstrom Communications

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3 people found this helpful  

Great place to learn

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Former Employee - SAE in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - SAE in Bellevue, WA

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

Pros

I was at WE for just under 4 years and had started out learning the trade. I got a lot of experience, coaching and which has proven invaluable in growing my career. They are a very service oriented company which is a skill set you can take anywhere.

Cons

As you try to climb the ranks, you realize that it's a very political organization. It's hard to advance, even if you have the skills, if you aren't in PR and if you're not in one of the big MSFT groups, like Office or Windows as they have the budget. Long, long hours, lots of stress and very low pay.

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Provide better growth opportunities and pay better.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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.

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    Keep listening to your greatest asset, your employees.

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    Pretty decent place

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    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
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