FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • 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 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 Management

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


  2. Great opportunities in the Dallas office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Worst place I ever worked

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

    I worked at FleishmanHillard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    FH is not terrible, but not great either.

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

    I worked at FleishmanHillard (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - excellent name to have on your resume. this is probably the primary if not the only reason to be here. - you will learn from and with the best of the best, for the most part. - good client list. - if you're on a good team, you'll have a good, maybe even great professional experience. - Dave Senay is great. and the company is as ethically strong as they come. - there are some really great people at FH.

    Cons

    - individual offices can be hit or miss in terms of office culture. the most culture there will ever be is whatever the team culture is. your experience is pretty much determined by your team, but that's true of any job. - if you're a young person early in your career, listen up: your ability to turn an internship, GDP position, or Fellowship into an actual job, or to be promoted overall, has a lot more to do with your ability to self-promote within the company than it does your actual work performance. can't stress this enough. - favoritism is the name of the game. if the right person likes you, you're golden. - diversity poor (in terms of ethnic/racial, and in terms of thinking). - don't buy into the 'lifers' who have stayed since their first job out of college and haven't worked elsewhere. they give the worst career advice and defend the company ad nauseam, because they don't know any better. - don't think a good review or evaluation means anything-- it really doesn't. you are seen as expendable, regardless of years, dedication, commitment, ability, and time. no one will hesitate to fire you at any time for any reason. don't get attached. - long hours are industry standard but are expected without question at a junior level. - if you're on a difficult team, you're pretty much going to be miserable.

    Advice to Management

    - talent *development* is an action, not just a title. you have to actually want to retain and develop your junior talent. - self promotion shouldn't be what determines people staying at your company. - keeping smart, hardworking, passionate talent happy will make staying in the black less of a struggle and should be a priority. invest in your people.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Provincial and struggling for an identity

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

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Learn PR from industry's best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ACCOUNT STAFF in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - ACCOUNT STAFF in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, work with Fortune 500 companies, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Salary does not go up much.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in retaining talent


  9. DC office is in crisis

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good downtown DC location, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Unimaginative corporate leadership. Used to have a great culture. Now the focus is on meeting unrealistic profit expectations by the parent company. Shareholder profits matter more than employees or good work. Dozens of good employees laid off in DC in the last year, and others read the writing on the wall and left. The people still there are doing three times more work with fewer resources while wondering if they'll be laid off next. It's a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate leadership needs to be overhauled. Go back to the company's roots and culture and stop chasing shareholder profits. Stop the favoritism and political backstabbing.


  10. Work / Life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, many opportunities.

    Cons

    The con that comes to mind will have to be it's challenging to satisfy your client base


  11. Awesome work place!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    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

    The best workplace, colleagues and environment

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company

    Advice to Management

    A few more perks would be great



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