Powell Tate Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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  1. A great place to intern or start your PR career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Powell Tate

    Pros

    Account executives involved the interns immediately. We were doing work on the biggest clients and it was one of the best working environments that I've ever been involved in. They care about their interns and it shows.

    Cons

    Like any other internship, you'll do your fair share of calling people, researching, and doing the ground work on a PR campaign. Not a real complaint, just an aspect of the working world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great program.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. Summer PR Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Powell Tate as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Junior staff are all very friendly and outgoing. Senior staff are very supportive and willing to help. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Largely unstructured internship program. Can be tough to get overtime pay approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more responsibility onto the interns, and add more structure to the internship program.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Decent Experience in Public Relations

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Powell Tate as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Intensive, hands-on internship. You work with multiple teams and a variety of clients. There is never a shortage of work and often times you'll have coworkers swinging by asking for help with this or that. It's a fun place to work, with lots of staff lunches and benefits. Everyone is friendly, for the most part.

    Cons

    As an intern, you're assigned a buddy who is supposed to help you with any issue you may have. For some interns, this was great as their buddy was outgoing and located near their desk. For others, it was detrimental. My buddy hardly cared what I had to say and wasn't very outgoing. Also, being assigned to 3 different clients can get hectic when you have 2 different VPs wanting an assignement due at the same time. There is very little inter communication so I often felt stretched then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul your internship program. The work and experience was great, but being on a different floor with a disinterested mentor made me feel unwanted. The only people who seemed to be offered jobs were those who sat outside the VP offices and had lots of interaction. Working in the downstairs tech/design area with no one around makes interns feel alienated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Always engaging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Powell Tate full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Small teams. You interact directly with your supervisor daily. You interact with top execs in the company daily. You interact with the president of the company. It's a family. I was hired as a mere summer intern and I'm meeting these amazing professionals and learning from them daily. I was expecting the usual intern experience where I'm practically invisible. Not at Powell Tate. Hands on. Real experience.

    Cons

    I have no negative remarks about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, I have no advice yet for management. They are doing everything right by me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Helps you break into industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Powell Tate

    Pros

    good client roster
    looks good on your resume
    you'll learn a lot professionally

    Cons

    long hours, lots of tedious work
    junior staff at complete the whim of senior staff (and their egos)
    some funny business goes on between some junior and senior staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    juniors are in a vulnerable position. be aware of what goes on between jr and senior staff.

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