FleishmanHillard

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FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
201 Reviews
3.3
201 Reviews
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FleishmanHillard President and CEO Dave Senay
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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 11 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 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    FH is the best full service communications agency in the world.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great accounts, great people, great benefits, fair compensation. Training was great, compared to other jobs I've had. I learned more from some of my former bosses there than I could ever thank them for.

    Cons

    Promotions and titling are very rigorously reviewed, and it is easy to think of people who were unfairly promoted. And it's very hard to get direct reports assigned to yourself to grow your own management experience since some senior level managers horde direct reports to bulk up their own, on paper responsibilities, with little regard for their direct reports needs. Not a deal breaker, just being honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on retaining younger talent that's actually qualified, not just those who are better at self promoting than doing the actual billable work that helps FH grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Learn PR from industry's best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ACCOUNT STAFF in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - ACCOUNT STAFF in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly environment, work with Fortune 500 companies, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Salary does not go up much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in retaining talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very positive, rewarding internship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    client exposure, relevant workload, personal growth, paid!

    Cons

    long hours, occasionally little feedback

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  5.  

    DC office is in crisis

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Good downtown DC location, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Unimaginative corporate leadership. Used to have a great culture. Now the focus is on meeting unrealistic profit expectations by the parent company. Shareholder profits matter more than employees or good work. Dozens of good employees laid off in DC in the last year, and others read the writing on the wall and left. The people still there are doing three times more work with fewer resources while wondering if they'll be laid off next. It's a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate leadership needs to be overhauled. Go back to the company's roots and culture and stop chasing shareholder profits. Stop the favoritism and political backstabbing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Work / Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Do everything you can to get in, but do everything you can to get out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I learned more in one semester of interning there than I did all 4-5 years in college. It is the testing and proving grounds. Great resume builder. Future interviewer always asked "whoa, you interned there for 2 years?" because everyone know how tough and demanding the job was.

    Cons

    Everyone's so busy, you're left to fend for yourself. Don't make evening plans because you'll usually have to stay late. Some of the projects were tedious and worthless in your portfolio. You have to be proactive if you want to do portfolio level work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to build and foster young talent. You never now how many lives your be changing and inspiring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome work place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Overall, good for a PR agency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Pros

    High-profile clients, never a dull moment. Lots of variety in terms of verticals/industries supported

    Cons

    Long hours expected with low pay, not very cutting edge when it comes to digital programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to do everything, and focus on the core competencies of FH--media and media relations. There are so many other agencies doing better, more exciting work in digital. FH just doesn't have the chops. Consider acquiring or partnering with a pure-play digital agency if you want to offer those services to clients.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be the best agency...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Excellent clients and global opportunities. Really smart colleagues who are always willing to help with client needs. Highly ethical agency.

    Cons

    Not the agency it used to be. Focus now is on lots of junior staff with little experience. Getting away from agency core focus areas to chase the next big thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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