Padilla Speer Beardsley Reviews

Updated May 4, 2015
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  1. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Padilla Speer Beardsley full-time

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

    Pros

    Padilla really values putting out great work and giving employees a nice work-life balance you'll have trouble finding in other agencies.

    Cons

    I didn't encounter any downsides. The whole experience was very pleasant. If you know the PR industry, you know what it can be like. Padilla isn't a rat race like it often becomes.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees about changes as much as possible.


  2. Growth and Opportunity live here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Padilla Speer Beardsley full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I feel we have supportive management and a leadership team that is actively looking to create a strong future for our brand. The acquisition of fall 2013 has been better than anticipated. This is a place where smart and motivated people can create their own path and go far.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other agencies (especially established integrated firms). If the company wants to be seen as an integrated player, it needs to hire more skilled people and pay loyal employees more to help move the company forward toward that goal.

    Advice to Management

    We have a history of hiring "flashy" VPs that come and go without really ever giving back. They rarely deliver on their promise. Find a way to create loyalty among senior people or we'll be left with the same managers we've had for 20 years. We need new blood that stays.


  3. Still a solid company, but values are changing

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

    I have been working at Padilla Speer Beardsley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great facility, 100% Employee-owned company, great benefits, flexible work hours, high-deductible health plan premiums are 100% paid for by the company

    Cons

    Long hours, always expected to be reachable via cellphone/email

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the work/life balance that brought you success thus far, particularly through the growth via acquisition.


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  5. A Good Place to Learn from and Move On

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Padilla Speer Beardsley

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented people at Padilla. The agency has summer hours as well.

    Cons

    The overall culture is very corporate and it's not conducive to the agency's attempts to move into becoming a full-fledged integrated marketing shop.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the work and encourage your employees to do the same - good creative work comes from a culture that fosters creativity and novelty not conformity and khakis.


  6. Padilla is a welcoming, fun and innovative place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Padilla Speer Beardsley

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraging and supportive work environment, lots of fun company-wide events, learning and teaching is constant (lots of webinars, seminars, guest lecturers), great location, PSB is capable to take on any project

    Cons

    can sometimes get stuck in a position for longer than you deserve. in an entry level position, media calls can sometimes dominate your work load

    Advice to Management

    continue the great work! excellent communication to the whole company. wonderful culture at PSB!


  7. Good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Padilla Speer Beardsley

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We do good work for our clients

    Cons

    Internal communication is sometimes lacking

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent to employees


  8. PSB is a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Padilla Speer Beardsley

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, fair pay, great benefits, and it's a highly respected firm both in the Twin Cities metro area and, albeit to a lesser extent, nationally. Also, it is an employee-owned company, which is rare in this field. Being an ESOP company has several benefits for employees.

    Cons

    If you are not a self-starter or need a lot of hand-holding, Padilla Speer Beardsley might not be a good place for you to work.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management does a good job of running the company, but could be more transparent with employees


  9. Great place to start career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Padilla Speer Beardsley

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    growth, salary, benefits, advancement, comradery

    Cons

    lack of resources, some obscure clients mixed with demanding larger ones

    Advice to Management

    be consistent



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