Waggener Edstrom Communications

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Stuck in the past

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Waggener Edstrom Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good salary. Stable job if you are on the Microsoft account. Good agency to learn fundamentals of PR.

Cons

Stuck in the past of being Microsoft's agency of record. Senior leadership is out of touch with reality, continually prioritizes pet projects instead of real business opportunity and lacks accountability.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Break into two companies, one that is Microsoft only, and another more entrepreneurial agency.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Waggener Edstrom Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Respects employees
    -Great people
    -Good opportunities to move teams within the company should you wish to try a new experience

    Cons

    -Long promotion cycles
    -Lower pay overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting sooner or increasing base pay for employees on the lower end of the spectrum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Buildings full of smart, passionate people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

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

    Pros

    Smart, fun, wonderful, creative coworkers. Some are young and excited; others are industry veterans with a ton of awesome experience. Interesting clients. High expectations. Strong benefits.

    Cons

    VPs and higher-level employees can feel a bit like mean girls... they have a VP club, it seems. You might fit their mold...you might not (and if you don't, then what?) We can be hamstrung by clients who play it safe, so creativity isn't always nurtured. High expectations. Great benefits feel a bit like golden handcuffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Industry-leading pay may result in industry-leading work. Find a way to offer more financial incentives to all levels of employment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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