Harrison & Shriftman
3.1 of 5 10 reviews
www.hs-pr.com Los Angeles, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 12, 2014

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Elizabeth Harrison and Laura Shiftman

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A Open Eye to The World of PR

Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Harrison & Shriftman as an intern for less than a year

ProsMeet People, Great Events, Great Clients

Consthere are a massive amount of summer interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Do not work in the LA office

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Harrison & Shriftman full-time for more than a year

ProsAbsolutely none. Do not make the mistake of being impressed by former clients. They haven't worked with that caliber clientele in ages.

ConsEVERYTHING. This place is falling apart.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind some real clients, find some real employees, and stop using assistants as personal butlers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was OK

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Harrison & Shriftman

ProsFriendly co-workers, cool clients, Studio HS produces great events

ConsDisorganized, Low pay, HIGH turn-over rate, long hours (as expected)

Advice to Senior ManagementMore direction

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Ok if you want to gain PR experience and juggle multiple roles at once

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Harrison & Shriftman

ProsSome of the people in the office were wonderful
Office was close to the subway so I could run home

ConsLong hours
Extremely high turnover rate
Nasty attitudes
High stress environment
Low salary

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the office culture and at least attempt to make office a healthy workplace. Leave attitudes at home.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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internship

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Harrison & Shriftman

Prosworked great events and you have flexible schedule

Consnot a lot of learning

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Very rewarding, providing me with great insights into the marketing/PR industry.

Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Harrison & Shriftman

ProsEmployees are very friendly and always willing to help. You receive many opportunities to get hands on experience on production events, marketing campaigns, business proposals, etc.

ConsInternships generally are not paid, too many students were accepted for the internship, resulting in everyone getting a smaller slice of the same pie.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake in less interns and make full use of them - most interns were sitting around and chit chating their time away.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's OK

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Harrison & Shriftman

ProsHardworking employees
Good start in the business
Networking possibilities great

ConsNeed better clients
Sometimes feels like the company tries to spread itself too thin--nothing is done REALLY WELL
Opportunities for growth slow--many work as receptionist, then Principal's assistant for at least a year

Advice to Senior ManagementTry something a bit fresher--new clients to add new light to the agency

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Great company to gain experience as intern or assistant, terrible choice if you're thinking long-term career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Harrison & Shriftman full-time

Pros-Dealing with solid clients & entertainment industry contacts
-Smaller company; enables employees a more hands-on approach in all areas of the company so you learn a lot (great place to intern)
-Fun day-to-day; it's your job to keep up with celebrity gossip and trends etc
-Attend/ work at successful, high profile events, meet industry elite

Cons-Unorganized, no structure, power struggles everywhere you turn
-LOW salary
-False promises on growth opportunities
-Intense, drama-filled atmosphere at all times, relationships in office are extremely stressful and "clique" like, very judgmental
-Unpaid overtime is expected

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hard working employees, good media contacts, great lifestyle clients

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Harrison & Shriftman full-time

ProsStaff works very hard and works as a team, great opportunity to start your career with good clients at a well known agency.

ConsAs an employee you are overworked and underpaid. The agency is typically understaffed and you will be handed work whether or not you have time to handle it.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to hire qualified individuals over those who look the part.

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Harrison & Shriftman--not bad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Harrison & Shriftman

ProsPR Professionals know the name, especially in NY
Event production is excellent

ConsClients aren't that great
Needs new breath of air

Advice to Senior ManagementWork towards new, hard-hitting clients to give the company the breath of air it needs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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