FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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FleishmanHillard President and CEO Dave Senay
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Pros
  • Great people with a friendly atmosphere (in 12 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Staffing challenges sometimes create work-life balance issues (in 18 reviews)

  • long hours are industry standard but are expected without question at a junior level (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Far better PR internships out there,

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The office is well organized. Only a couple of people have offices, so everyone works together and the space has a nice open feel.

    Cons

    The DC office wasn't hiring any entry levels, so it became very clear early on that even if you work your butt off, you had no chance at being promoted. Additionally, all the other interns sit together which is nice in theory, but you rarely see your boss and chances are your boss is to busy to give you any work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire so many interns, there is not enough work to do.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Time to tell it like it is

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Partner in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Partner in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    still some good clients and nice people

    Cons

    management has lost track of company values and way to inspire good work. they put their faith in the wrong people and turn a blind eye to ineptitude.

    Advice to Management

    reset back to what once made this company great


  3. Helpful (4)

    It's All About the Benjamins...in the Chicago Office

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a paycheck. You get free salami and cheese on Thursdays. The elevator doesn't always stop at the 20th, 21st and 22nd floor for the lazy Integrys employees. Trust me that's a win.

    Cons

    Your paycheck averages out to around $16 an hour once you've billed all your time for the week. I could get paid more as a toll booth supervisor on the Jane Byrne. Im so thrilled I went to school for 22 years. Also the homeless man in the pedway harasses me less for food to, I dunno, sustain his life than our GM does about time entry.

    Advice to Management

    Think about what you're doing right now, and do the opposite of that.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Falling Star

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Ethical. Hard working.

    Cons

    Office culture is lacking. Groups are a bit divided. Highly political. Parent company, Omnicom, is highly involved. Somewhat disengaged CEO. Never see him in St Louis.


  6. former intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great opportunity to see what working at an agency is like

    Cons

    supervisors did not provide enough support. projects were boring


  7. Managing Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart savvy colleagues; fun office environment; diverse roster of clients

    Cons

    too conservative; too much change too fast for corporate

    Advice to Management

    provide more stability and effective upward/downward management


  8. Helpful (2)

    dinosaurs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard (More than a year)

    Pros

    used to be a really positive atmosphere

    Cons

    if you're creative, young, hardworking, go to another agency - expecting mass exodus in the ny office

    Advice to Management

    there are dinosaurs running the company


  9. Helpful (2)

    Nothing special

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    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.


  10. Needs to retain employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAE in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SAE in Chicago, IL
    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


  11. Helpful (5)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.



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