Waggener Edstrom Communications

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Career Maker

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Current Employee - Vice President
Current Employee - Vice President

Pros

Great place to start a career. Waggener puts a lot of effort into developing their employees. Mid-level employees work with very senior level clients.

Good benefits.

Cons

Hard to break past the mid-career mark. Limited client base results in limited opportunities. Haven't been able to break into more avanced marketing that can add value to existing services such as analytics, mktg automation, and social marketing. Stuck in media relations. Core digital team left a few years ago.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    People Jumping a Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Idea of 4 weeks vacation, paying mobile and internet data, nice offices

    Cons

    1. Zero Work Life Balance: With paying for your internet/mobile, you are expected to be on call 24/7. The 4 week vacation is a bit of a myth - I and others on my team were asked to work during previously scheduled PTO and while sick.

    2. No management oversight: If your manager has no management skills, don't expect that it will be corrected. You have to move teams to find someone better. Company def. operates by the Peter Principle.

    3. HUGE turnover - brightest people are leaving to greener pastures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The most siloed, dull atmosphere I have ever worked in

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    Pros

    You can work from home, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Culture is lacking "team spirit" or any "fun" Company relies too much on Microsoft as their anchor account. They talk about change and breaking down pillars but it doesn't happen. Leadership team is not transparent nor do they try to get to know the employees. Majority of communications are through emails not in-person.

    The admins for the Microsoft team have a chip on their shoulder and give off a "mean girls" vibe if you aren't an admin on their team.

    Working remotely is great - however, when you have too many of your core leaders that don't interface with their teams on a daily basis you have a very loosely run ship. It is sinking folks, maybe time to do things differently? Leaders should be on-site with their teams - not remote. Talk about severe dis-connect, wow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time for some new blood in the management mix to bring in fresh ideas. Company seems to be stuck in a cycle that it cannot get out of. Change needs to start at the top. I see great things happening on the EMEA team due to their youthful leadership - maybe North America needs to follow suit. Turnover has been really high recently following the large lay offs - they claim to want to retain World Class Talent - but obviously aren't paying attention to what is being said as they are losing people at a rapid rate. I know of 6 people that have resigned from their positions in the last month and I am sure there will be more soon.

    Get to know your employees. Make sure your senior leaders aren't working remotely - they should be at the office being "Leaders".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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