FleishmanHillard

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FleishmanHillard Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
198 Reviews
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198 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employees at FH have the opportunity to work with great clients and produce world-class programs (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people with a friendly atmosphere (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • With the industry work/life balance it is sometimes hard to find (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours are normal as in all PR jobs, but unequivocally expected by management (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome work place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best workplace, colleagues and environment

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A few more perks would be great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work / Life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, many opportunities.

    Cons

    The con that comes to mind will have to be it's challenging to satisfy your client base

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Internship experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at FleishmanHillard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to the PR industry. F/H has many high profile clients, get to work in many aspects of the industry. It is a good internship to have on your resume, and does offer some possibility of a permanent position.

    Cons

    Low pay, sometimes doing grunt work. The hours can be long, and overtime pay must be approved before it is ever paid. Culture can be clickish, but that can happened in any office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with interns about hiring possibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Does great work externally, but internal communications and corporate culture needs a great deal of improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at FleishmanHillard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are proactive, you get good access to lower level client work: research, media lists, pitching, etc.
    A good name on your resume, but they do not give recommendations

    Cons

    Cons apply to solely New York office
    Can be clique-y and political if you don't have a certain personality
    There is not enough training, support, or feedback for lower level employees
    Employees at all levels are stretched too thin and as a result do not have the time, patience, etc. to offer proper directions and feedback
    Lack of transparency of hiring practices
    Bad work life-balance
    Lack of camaraderie or communication between practice/industry groups
    Promote collaboration, but individuals do not foster environment for collaboration
    Overworked and under paid
    Bad retention rate due to lack of positive company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management in the New York office needs to do more to support cross communication and positive relationships between practice groups.
    Also needs to invest more time, resources, and feedback in lower level employees to improve retention
    It is difficult to care about a company that treats its lower level employees as completely disposable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart staff, great clients to work on and always new chances to learn and grow your skills. I would strongly encourage professionals to work there.

    Cons

    With the industry work/life balance it is sometimes hard to find. However they were always willing to with staffs schedules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern/GDP review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not a high retention rate for interns and GDPs

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok internship, but don't expect too much

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    FH is a great name to have on your resume, and you get the opportunity to work with good brands. There are some opportunities for growth within the company, although you will have a lot of competition.

    Cons

    Management has little interest in the professional development of the interns. They are more interested in having you do the grunt work for a few months until the next crop of interns takes your place. There also did not seem to be any structure to the internship program at all. We were supposed to have regular check-in meetings with our supervisors, but even when I was very proactive about scheduling these meetings, they were nearly always pushed off and then ultimately cancelled, so I rarely received any feedback about my performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Could have been a more enriching experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good PR practitioners, industry thought leaders, robust offerings across practices

    Cons

    Too focused on the parent/holding company; minimal growth opportunities or chance to be entrepreneurial

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    FHNY

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great people - working with these people makes the hours not seem quite as long; lot's of room for growth and career advancement within the FH network around the globe

    Cons

    hours tend to be very long in a typical work week, very difficult to maintain a strong work-life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was the "Agency of the Decade" more than a decade ago!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Partner in New York, NY

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start a career. After two-four years, switch to any one of the many better agencies or to the client side. Lots of interesting work behind the scenes for lesser paid junior staff but you'll need to move elsewhere to get credit and compensation equivalent to your competence.

    Cons

    Current senior management is weak and the much vaunted FH global network is a myth. It's still an old St Louis boys club that rewards slavish loyalty to St Louis execs and local GMs far more than quality work for clients. Late to digital and still searching for an identity. Rebranding to "Truth" campaign is more than a little ironic when the main goal set for every employee isn't providing clients with high value, it's to bill clients as much as possible to "make the numbers" for OMCs quarterly earnings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that clients, not Omnicom's share price, come first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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