FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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Pros
  • there are some really great people at FH (in 12 reviews)

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

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

  • Long hours expected with low pay, not very cutting edge when it comes to digital programs (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Change is a constant, mostly positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is definitely entreprenurial. There are lots of smart people, and a diverse client base. If you are bored, you probably aren't looking hard enough for opportunities.

    Cons

    Like any agency, FH struggles with typically issues like turnover, pricing models, and challenges to work/life balance. But the grass isn't always greener on the client side.

    Advice to Management

    It's clear that the parent company pressures do not always lead to the best decisions, but too much short term thinking can take everyone down the wrong long term road

  2. the ny office is where it's at! great things happening!

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

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great office culture, friendly fun people! improvements all around making the office feel younger and cooler.
    if you rock as an intern, you'll likely be hired, not sure what people below are saying where there's no opportunity, literally tons of intern conversions.
    office culture totally improved in ny - more perks, great employee in office events (yoga, margarita machine, cereal bar) sweet summer happy hour, free food
    accessible and cool senior leadership
    everyone says hi in the halls
    lunch and learns and trainings for younger staffers.

    Cons

    only half the office is open space plan

  3. Great people, strong supportive culture, lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Chicago office has a really strong team with a mix of long-term employees and newer ones. Great client list and great work being done in every group. People work hard, but have fun and genuinely like each other. "Treat cart" is a great little extra that everyone looks forward to each week.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and clients demanding, but that's the industry. Sometimes feels like we're running too lean.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing at the local level. Overall, there's no better agency in town to
    work for.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Nothing special

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at FleishmanHillard

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

    Pros

    I was surrounded by talented colleagues and did interesting work for good clients.
    I was able to make significant contributions to my colleagues and to my clients.

    Cons

    Compensation is below average - very hard to get raises. Bonuses are nearly non-existent. One year they actually sent everyone a cookie in lieu of a bonus!
    It's very hard to live in the New York area with what they pay you especially if you're trying to raise a family.
    Turnover is very high, though that's true for PR industry in general. Colleagues come and go.
    Omnicom (parent company) runs a very tight ship and keeps a close eye on expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Open up the pursestrings from time to time. It'll keep employees motivated.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Needs to rediscover what made it great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FleishmanHillard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for junior to mid-level counselors; work is hard and demanding, but you are exposed to a variety of clients and challenges

    Cons

    Business is down; less teamwork and collaboration; every person for him/herself; needs to focus on building back the business

  7. Great internship, learned a lot!

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    Current Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Contribute to many different, big name accounts
    -Fun office atmosphere
    -Work with talented and wonderful people

    Cons

    -Wish I could have stayed and kept working!
    -Occasionally work was slow and not a lot to do

  8. Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FleishmanHillard

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

    Pros

    Great company name and structure in the PR industry

    Cons

    Difficult moving into full time opportunities

  9. Needs to retain employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAE in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SAE in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some high profile clients
    Junior staff smart and hard working

    Cons

    High turnover in last 6 months
    Short term vision
    Office president out of touch
    Little collaboration among teams in office

  10. DC Office: Strong leadership, leaner and meaner than before

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Design Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Design Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership has done a good job of cutting excess, before it was very top heavy. Investing in a new renovation and new talent. People who work there are great.

    Cons

    Sometimes clients aren't the most exciting

    Advice to Management

    Continue reforming and it will pay dividends.

  11. Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Personal Growth
    Team Dynamic
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Salary is not as high as other agencies

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