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.  

    Agency has gone downhill last few years

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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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Toxic Place To Work

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Provincial and struggling for an identity

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    • 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
  6.  

    I would not recommend working here - whether that be an internship or a full-time opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Brand Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Brand Marketing Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    List of clients are top of each industry sector

    Cons

    Incredibly mundane work and mindless task of tracking articles for clients. Never was able to see the big-picture strategy initiatives that my team was working on (repeatedly asked to be a part of)

    Way more PR oriented than I expected. Little to no marketing experience gained.

    New York office as a whole was a very unfriendly place. Never was asked out to lunch or interacted with fellow employees in a social manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to conduct internal business in a much more engaging way

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Finance Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    It would be easier to get a higher title compared to the other companies, so if you're not a manager and would like to experience a manager role and step up to the other company, I recommend such way to a manager at a other company after here.

    Cons

    Lower salary, Long time working, Women preference, Looking down on men, bad IT enviroment, big mouth exectives without any strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on managing the company like employees enviroments, life work balance, IT improvement , without only publishing your books and client works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Heading down a steep slope...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Part of the Omnicom familiy with a broad global network.

    Cons

    The firm lacks strong and talented management. Performance is measured merely by billable hours vs. experience, knowledge, quality service, client relationship management and business development outcomes, which is reflected in the lack of qualified and talented management. Petty and frustrating internal and interoffice politics As a result, the firm keeps loosing great talent and clients. Poor HR, you only see them around when they are about to let go someone. It is challenging to remain hopeful in such circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership at HQ and regional levels need to step outside of the unrealistic bubble they live in, and seek innovative and effective ways to re-introduce services, otherwise be ready to say bye-bye in the PR sphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worse experience I have ever had working for a company and so glad I left. Best decision made!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any positive feedback for this company......other than the weekly treat cart!

    Cons

    Executive leader/member, very challenging, rude and does not know how to communicate with those who assist them. Just not appropriate business management skills. Gone through several help in a short period of time, you would think those leaders over that individual, would realize their own is the problem. If the individuals whom keep coming into the position keep changing, but the one executive does not, it's a no-brainer on where the issue lies.....as all those coming in the position can't be the same!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    FH Chicago

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

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Decent amount of vacation time, personal time and holidays.

    Cons

    Has a vastly unfair pay scale. Poor leadership: either abusive or ignores abuse of staff. Unfair treatment of entry-, base- and mid-level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Belittling and verbally abusing staff doesn't improve productivity nor does it create excitement or enthusiasm about work. Learn to appreciate people's hard work and efforts and try to have some respect for others, no matter what lever their position is. For those leaders who ignore these abusive situations, be a GOOD leader and do something about it. Companies should not let their employees be bullied.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dreadful, truly unpleasant working environment, exceptionally poor leadership

    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The location of the London office in Central London

    Cons

    Very poor management, no direction, no organisation, lack of acumen and drive, poor internal Comms, negative atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some actual talent for whom others have respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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