FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. Smart, Creative, Collaborative Place

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


  3. Helpful (3)

    Too dominated by Omnicom, its parent company

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

    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.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Toxic Place To Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. 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
    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.


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Worst place I ever worked

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


  9. Helpful (3)

    Full access and support from leaders during interview process with far less once hired.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  10. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard (Less than a year)

    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.


  11. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 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.



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