Fleishman-Hillard
3.4 of 5 151 reviews
www.fleishmanhillard.com Saint Louis, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fleishman-Hillard Reviews in Saint Louis, MO

Updated Jan 2, 2014
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3.5 22 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Fleishman-Hillard President and CEO Dave Senay

Dave Senay

(17 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Highly competitive global leader in strategic communications

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Fleishman-Hillard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWins business of top national & global brands, extremely integrated, recruits highly talented employees, quick to advance top performers, spans advertising and PR realms, strong intern program, internationally recognized by top-tier awards

ConsExtremely high expectations and personal commitment, strength and clientele varies by office

Advice to Senior ManagementSome offices are more flexible with work/life balance than others.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Low-Quality Work, Negative Culture

Mid-Level (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Fleishman-Hillard full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Positive relationships with some colleagues
- Provides exposure to larger clients
- Good "boot camp" for the agency world

Cons- Highly political, negative, and generally unpleasant working environment
- Lower salaries than you'd expect from one of the world's largest PR firms
- Shortsighted leadership, especially in the creative/digital space

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that attitude and enthusiasm for good quality work starts at the top.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great exposure, terrible culture

Public Relations Intern (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Fleishman-Hillard as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Learned a great deal about working in a PR agency
- Did semi-meaningful work
- Worked with big-name clients
- Paid internship

Cons- Don't expect to be hired out of your internship
- Staff works long hours and is not compensated well at the junior level
- It is very cliquish and archaically corporate
- Preference for junior-level positions is given to Mizzou graduates and work horses

Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your staff, because they're people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Intern Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Fleishman-Hillard as an intern

ProsRegular Intern "Lunch & Learns."
Opportunity to work on various projects.

ConsNo cons to share yet

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Management Ideals

Intern (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Fleishman-Hillard

ProsManagement has the right attitude, best work is achieved when you know your work is contributing to the company. Management seems to be very positively viewed, everyone seems to be friends that work in the same area

ConsLow benefits/pay compared to other companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dlsappointing Employment Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Fleishman-Hillard

ProsGreat downtown location close to many amenities, promotion of healthful benefits such as once a week fruit delivery in the work place, purified water, nice kitchens available to staff, on-site yoga, generous vacation policy.

ConsMay be a better employer for those involved in the business of public relations but for those who are in more administrative roles, not so much a desired place of employment. Outdated dress code and severely lacking in diversity of both racial/ethnic staff but also lacking diversity of thought. Encourage all potential new hires to make sure there is a cultural fit between what Fleishman has to offer and what you are seeking. Ask about the number of hours you are expected to work per week as a PR professional before accepting an offer of employment.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at what other companies are doing to attract and retain talent - not only in the PR industry but look at other companies as well. Place more emphasis on career development for support functions. Revisit your dress code. Do something visible and tangible about the lack of racial diversity. Hold all management accountable for beng respectful of others.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great experiene, but don't expect a job after you internship is over!

Intern (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Fleishman-Hillard

ProsWorking on various accounts teaches you the skills needed to begin a PR career.

ConsCulture was very "corporate" and was not what I envisioned a PR agency to be.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Fleishman-Hillard

ProsSmart colleagues and challenging work for great clients. Professional environment with many opportunities to learn.

ConsWish we had casual day on Friday.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Fleishman-Hillard

ProsVery innovative, creative. Surrounded by really talented people. Opportunity to pave your way.

Consapproval process to get anything done is quite slow. Even the smallest thing has to have top level approval.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive ownership to mid-level managmeent to make decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Beware of Fleishman Hillard

Managing Supervisor (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Fleishman-Hillard

ProsInteresting clients; external reputation of firm is valuable when seeking subsequent employment. There really aren't any more reasons to work there, aside from the after-work parties, the money, and the effect on your resume.

Conshorrible work environment; no flexibility; arcane dress code; no work at home policy; unbelievably bad managing. Managment are covert, secrets are common, and gossip rules the day. bosses play favorites all the time, to the point it's laughable.

Advice to Senior ManagementJoin the 21st Century

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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