FleishmanHillard

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FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
216 Reviews
3.3
216 Reviews
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FleishmanHillard President and CEO Dave Senay
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Account Coordinator (summer intern)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FleishmanHillard

    Pros

    Was given real responsibility and exposed to lots of different projects

    Cons

    Strict in the way they do things to the point it can hinder innovative thinking

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours and short staffed; the worker bee junior staff are overworked and underpaid

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

    I worked at FleishmanHillard

    Pros

    Recognize hard work with promotions
    Nice client diversity and exposure to some really big household names
    Junior staff is really smart and hard working

    Cons

    There is a lot of senior management who regularly calls out and always seems to be WFH or on vacation. Senior management is quick to tell you what you do wrong but never offers to jump in and help.
    Very little junior and mid level staff means that they are all overworked and expected to work grueling hours
    Emphasis on new business on top of managing client expectations is too much, especially when teams are understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on recognizing all that your junior and mid level staff does to keep the company afloat, and pay them adequately to keep them happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs to trim the fat

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard

    Pros

    I like the work I do - it is interesting and contributes to the success of other groups (while we get zero credit)
    It is better than being unemployed

    Cons

    Too many upper-level counselors who don't do any actual work
    Junior level staff are treated like interns without OT pay
    No work/life balance; required to work 50 hours per week
    Different rules for different people: some are allowed to work less than 50 hours, some are allowed to abuse the work from home/comp time policies
    SO unethical and those that adhere to the ethics policy are persecuted
    Very clique-y. It is worse than my high school. It doesn't foster a team environment
    The employee awards are a joke. The winners take all the credit from their team and pass their work off as their own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your junior staff. Don't ignore they negative aspects of your own employee satisfaction survey.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too dominated by Omnicom, its parent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Partner
    Former Employee - Senior Partner

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

    Pros

    Still people who do great work

    Cons

    Short term vision, no long term planning or investment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Nice company - but filled with too many lazy, expensive SVPs

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard

    Pros

    Great people with lots of expertise. Energetic and accessible management.

    Cons

    Definitely upper-level heavy, and a lot of that dead weight does not contribute to the company. These VPs and SVPs freely take days off, get tons of vacation and abuse the "working from home" system while costing clients tons of money and doing very little work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the SVP dead weight, save money and pay your lower level staff more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities in the Dallas office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The work environment on the digital side in Dallas is built to foster great relationships with colleagues and clients. The clients are amazing and continue to grow. On top of that you really have opportunity to create a space for yourself without someone telling you that what you want to do is not your job.

    Cons

    Because it's such a open work environment, sometimes it can be a bit chaotic and unstructured.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    People were very nice and fun to work with, but really felt like a glorified office assistant unfortunately

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

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

    Pros

    Good Office Environment
    Big Clients
    Mentor who was nice

    Cons

    Not given a lot of work to do
    Micromanaged
    Do not really feel like part of team because you are not doing anything of importance or value
    Supposedly do not give references

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less interns, you are just wasting your own money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Worst place I ever worked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AAE in New York, NY
    Former Employee - AAE in New York, NY

    I worked at FleishmanHillard

    Pros

    Client are high profile, global network?? cant think more...

    Cons

    Micro management, NY office is full of politics (some people r just trying hard ro please their boss instead of working hard), poor work- life balance, low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Full access and support from leaders during interview process with far less once hired.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FleishmanHillard

    Pros

    Strong client base with a mix of good brands. If you get on the right team, you will hopefully have the chance to grow and contribute. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Absentee leadership, nearly impossible to have work/life balance, very little connection between offices/teams even when sharing an account.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Provincial and struggling for an identity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Has retained a solid reputation based on big, long-lasting clients.
    Attracts the cream of the crop for its paid internships.

    Cons

    Watch your back.
    Political intrigue is rampant - New York office is choc-a-block with sycophants.
    Has been shedding its "legacy" employees in droves.
    Offices share very little - including culture.
    St. Louis is the center of what, exactly?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lost a lot more than a dash when you changed the logo.
    Quit trying to be an ad agency. It's not working.
    Show the same concern in valuing your clients and your people as you do for OMC management and shareholders.
    Ethics matter - now more than ever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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