Widmeyer Communications

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A great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Widmeyer does a great job of recruiting very bright, interesting and passionate people. Account staff are great team players and provide great client service. The company culture supports relationship and trust building among staff and does not support selfishness, back-biting or drama.

Cons

Employee retention seems to be a challenge, as it is easy to burn out.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    An Education in the Bottom Line

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in New York, NY

    I have been working at Widmeyer Communications

    Pros

    If you are deeply entrenched and interested in education policy this is a good place to make connections and pursue this very specific subject matter. Agency is well respected in this area, less so in other practice areas. The staff at VP level and below are top-notch-- very smart, motivated and competent-- and for the most part also very friendly, helpful and professional.

    Cons

    There is a lack of consistent senior leadership and the various equity partners/principals don't seem to get along well which sets the tone for the agency. Huge focus on new business, billable hours and the company's bottom line, above all else (all agencies are like this to some degree but this was excessive). They want you to zero in on these issues but the bonuses are meager, there is no profit sharing or even 401K match so there is not much incentive to do so. I would rather focus on current client work vs. having to constantly feel concerned about signing up more. Phoney rah-rah environment but not a whole lot of genuine appreciation or support for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more to junior staff about the decisions and changes that will affect them; realize the talent you have across the board and offer more financial incentives and rewards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Solid first or second job, but management struggles

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Widmeyer Communications

    Pros

    Opportunities for leadership
    Opportunities for professional growth
    The work is very timely and, in many cases, socially and politically effective

    Cons

    Management not transparent
    Questionable hiring, retention of some managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage opportunities for professional growth and leadership. Improve considering needs of employees and being critical of underperforming managers.

    Approves of CEO
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