FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. A really great place to work, learn and grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Super smart people, energetic, great atmosphere and culture. People genuinely like each other here. Expectations are high, even at the most junior levels, but that's what makes it a great place to learn and grow. People are generous with their time and advice, and encourage you to ask questions and to volunteer for stretch assignments. Pay is sometimes viewed as low, but has gotten better and it seems people are really rewarded for their personal contributions. Creative and social teams are great partners to the account teams.

    Cons

    It's agency life--hours can be long, clients can be difficult, pay can always be better. Communication from "the mothership" in St Louis is often lacking, as is the Talent Development function in general. They need to offer more internal training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Let the non-HQ offices do what they do best. Don't try to get them to do things the "St. Louis" way; that often doesn't work well outside of St. Louis. Communicate more often and more transparently; often we learn things about our own company first from Google alerts or PR Week Breaking News.


  2. Senior Vice President

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    entrepreneurial environment; industry-leading strategic communications firm

    Cons

    work/life balance can be problematic, as the firm and its clients can be very demanding


  3. Great place to learn and start your career in PR

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

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

    Pros

    I worked for FleishmanHillard Beijing for about four months as a PR intern and I can't say enough of how much I have benefited from working with all those talented people. They are all very helpful and I got tons of opportunities to work directly with clients and vendors.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can expect to work overtime but it is really normal in the PR business, so as long as you are learning and you know how to balance your life, it should be okay.

    Advice to Management

    The senior managements are actually very approachable, and they created a very relaxing environment for people to work. You get to see them almost every day and they are always willing to talk about things.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. good team work experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    large growth potential, the team is very motivated to achieve better results, colleagues are always willing to help

    Cons

    poor life/work balance, we long working hours, poor compensation


  8. Smart, Creative, Collaborative Place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people at every level of the organization. Team-oriented environment where creativity and passion thrive.

    Cons

    A once strong culture is starting to fray a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on culture and the evolution toward integrated communications.


  9. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard

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

    Pros

    Great culture. There is also a lot of opportunity to learn about the most innovative and best practices in the PR business. Excellent perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable but that is typical in an agency


  10. Great opportunities in the Dallas office

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

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

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

    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.


  11. Opportunities for career development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Great brands, strong culture and investment in training.

    Cons

    Although transfers around the network are highly supported, this attracts many hires and this needs to continue.



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