Healthstar Public Relations

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Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    One of The Best PR Agencies I've Worked For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 Healthstar Public Relations full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really smart people, great work-life balance, enormous potential to grow professionally and one of the best cultures I've seen. The work is interesting and the clients are really great overall. Strong employees at every level make for a solid team.

    Cons

    Would be great to have a more flexible carry over PTO policy!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive trajectory!

  2. Wait for a better offer.. or any other offer

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

    I worked at Healthstar Public Relations (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They had very talented and dedicated employees who all have since left. Free wine.

    Cons

    During my tenure, I saw nearly a 70% turnover at this company. Management is unappreciative and treats employees in a manner that is unacceptable, especially considering that the amount of work on one single employee's plate was impossible to finish. It is also impossible to take a day off, unless you call out sick since the agency is desperately understaffed and no one has support on their accounts. There is absolutely no sense of concern about clients amongst management which is clear from the company's client track record. The CEO is also very unreliable and completely uninvolved and removed from anything that goes on at the agency. Rather than promoting and rewarding their hard-working and deserving employees, they promise reviews and promotions that never come to fruition. It was common knowledge that 90% of employees, including upper management were interviewing at other agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Consider treating you employees with respect and compensating them for their work. Perhaps then, all of the talent won’t continue to walk out the door.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Small agency.......big rewards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 Healthstar Public Relations full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    interesting clients/products
    very hands on and fast paced
    lots of room for new experiences and development
    lots of work but good work/life balance

    Cons

    needs more people
    needs to offer more opportunities for personal growth

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and keep doing what you're doing!

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  5. Boutique Agency with Opportunity to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 Healthstar Public Relations full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Really tight-knit group; all levels work together closely
    - Exposure to all facets of account work
    - Junior staff gets good client interaction and a chance to contribute
    - Excellent work-life balance compared to larger PR agencies (still agency life, though)
    - Compensation is on par with other agencies of this size

    Culture has improved dramatically since the former clique has "left."

    This place really has a different feel than what you get at large agencies, which generally work you until you burn out.

    Cons

    Due to the small size of the agency, the workload can sometimes be intense.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place to learn, terrible place to grow

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

    I have been working at Healthstar Public Relations full-time

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

    Pros

    The company is small so you have the opportunity to learn a lot quickly as you are immersed into projects quickly. They also maintain an impressive client roster.

    Cons

    -Limited feedback and guidance from senior management
    -No opportunity for growth within the company
    -Terrible lack of employee appreciation
    -Rude and arrogant employees
    -Good talent often leaves for more competitive agencies
    -A lot of client work and too few employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of your employees.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Dead End...Don't Do It

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

    I have been working at Healthstar Public Relations full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Fully stocked kitchen with tons of snacks and drinks as well as wine on Thursdays.
    - Hands on experience that look great on resume.

    Cons

    - Neurotic and rude president
    - Horrible attitudes from all levels of the company.
    - No work-life balance...ever.
    - Paltry compensation. HUGE gap between what higher colleagues make and junior level colleagues end up with.
    - Boring account material
    - No room for advancement.
    - All associates end up leaving to better companies.

    Advice to Management

    - Lose the attitude.
    - Compensate your employees better.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Not the best...

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

    I have been working at Healthstar Public Relations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - High standard of professionalism.
    - Stocked refrigerator with candy and soda.
    - Wine every Thursday.

    Cons

    - Rude staff with a disgusting tone in their emails.
    - Boring content with no sense of creativity.
    - Low compensation and no stipend for travel.
    - Leads you to believe you will be promoted from within.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your staff more without the attitude.

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