HL GROUP PARTNERS Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. Great clients. Poor Company Culture.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS

    Pros

    -They have amazing clients
    -Organize fantastic events
    -Very hard working group of professionals
    -Awesome experience for young professionals

    Cons

    -Appears to have a high turnover rate
    -People keep to themselves, there's no sense of community
    -Not a friendly environment

  2. Incredible company. Invaluable internship experience.

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS

    Pros

    Strong company culture and leadership.
    Weekly Intern Education Series to ensure well-rounded exposure to company functions and departments.
    Emphasis on learning through experience.
    Surrounded by driven, passionate, brilliant people.

    Cons

    Must be comfortable in fast-paced work environment.

    Recommends
  3. No Work/Life Balance, Un-Friendly environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS

    Pros

    It's hard to think of something for this.

    Cons

    There is no life outside of this office, and the people there are not friendly.
    The environment is way too corporate.
    Friday dress codes, come on!! I don't want to wear a blazer on a Friday.
    Too much time is spent working on recaps from meetings, and making sure "formats" are correct, when in reality more important work could be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    If you consider yourself a decent human being then read all the negative reviews

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS

    Pros

    1. Some very reputable accounts. Enron also had very reputable accounts.
    2. Unlimited coffee and estrogen.

    Cons

    1. Girls bad mouth clients during every conference call once they hit the mute button. Remember that if you have ethical standards.
    2. Girls get on your case about nonessential tasks just because they need a sense of power. I already have an older sister at home, don't really need one at work.
    3. Entry-level coordinator positions get overworked and often psychologically abused for very low pay. Just sign me up.
    4. I'm going to take the high road and stop here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you spent more time growing employee careers, than you do berating assistants, you probably wouldn't be posting your job openings on indeed.com

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to grow

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was part of HL Group for more than seven year, and went from Assistant to one of the partners to Managing Director, and had the opportunity to work in both the New York and Los Angeles office.
    -They were very supportive of my move from New York to Los Angeles, making the transition seamless for me and for the clients that I worked with.
    -The firm is top heavy, which means, you have a lot of opportunities to grow and learn directly from experts in their field. The work load is intense, but if you want to learn about PR and be surrounded by the best team, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    I started at HL Group when the company was still approximately 20 people and have really seen the growth of the company. The one thing that I do think could be better is in improving company culture. The firm has grown really quickly in the last five years, and with that, it has become segmented, leaving company culture behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after junior staff to avoid burnout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. One of the best places to learn about PR and communications…..

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people with a big collaborative spirit across the agency
     - great accounts to work on
     - team leaders like when you take initiative and welcome creative ideas and thoughts
     - ability to learn a lot from upper management and the Partners

    Cons

    - sometimes it would be nice to have some more space in the office. It can be hard sometimes because there are areas where people sit really close to each other.
     - I wish there were interns all year round

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Office upgrades would be good to have.
       - Would have liked more opportunities to interact with both founding partners and learn more from them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Not much room for growth

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The owners are well known due to their background working with very notable brands and the agency is known for its participation during New York Fashion Week. The Vice President of HR is great and very considerate.

    Cons

    No work life balance. No office culture. Salaries are very well below average. They work their mid to lower level employees to the core and it is often difficult to advance. Revolving door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and help your employees grow. Remember that they are still learning, and that as a good manager you should also be a teacher

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. Fast paced, well located, top clients

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been working here for three years. Have learned a great deal and feel like I could succeed anywhere. Have done traditional and digital press relations, created successful campaigns from start to finish, hosted events, worked with a wide range of social media pros, you name it. The founders are well-connected and engaged, and we have a strong list of well-known clients. Also, Summer Fridays are honored here - life winds down at 1:30 on Friday.

    Cons

    The pace is certainly fast, life flies by. Management has high expectations for sure. But not a con per se; I've worked at slower-paced, more collegial firms in New York and you don't get as much experience and don't work with this level of client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing younger talent - the younger, up-and-coming people in our group are terrific and make success possible at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. FABULOUS

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, great location and amazing coffee

    Cons

    If you are not willing to work hard, probably not a good fit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Intern's Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HL GROUP PARTNERS

    Pros

    -Work alongside VPs
    -Work available with fashion brands if you are interested
    -Office manager is very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    -VPs have a tendency to shoot down ideas FAST
    -Work environment can be hostile at times
    -You better have thick skin if you decide to apply for a position higher than an intern
    -Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving work culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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