FleishmanHillard

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FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
222 Reviews
3.3
222 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.  

    Great internship, learned a lot!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Personal Growth
    Team Dynamic
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Salary is not as high as other agencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    DC Office: Strong leadership, leaner and meaner than before

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue reforming and it will pay dividends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Agency has gone downhill last few years

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Supervisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    A lot of really cool, smart and funny employees.
    Gain loads of experience while working around the clock, including weekends, holidays and on vacation.
    Easy to meet low quality work standards since existing clients are completely overlooked in the pursuit of new business.
    Holiday "bonus" for employees was a remodel of a conference room into a fun/creative space with a white board!

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid.
    New biz comes before existing clients.
    Employees leaving in droves.
    No money is invested in people or tools.
    No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people, existing clients and quality of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Toxic Place To Work

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    • 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

    Pros

    Very little pros, you think you want to work here, trust me you don't.
    The salary is OK for the field

    Cons

    The company culture is toxic. The only way you get ahead is by throwing your colleagues under the bus. The people are immature, lots of gossip in the office. Mid-level management love to intimidate you into coming in early/working late/skipping lunch etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FH needs to check its company culture within practice groups. I often felt humiliated for minor mistakes and taken advantage of as an employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs to trim the fat

    • 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

    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too dominated by Omnicom, its parent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

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

    • 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

    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

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