Public Strategies (Texas)
4.0 of 5 7 reviews
www.pstrategies.com Austin, TX 150 to 499 Employees

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    Smart people, enjoyed it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery smart people
    Teamwork oriented
    Loved the people
    Interesting work
    If you're looking for a firm to work for, this is it

    ConsCame down hard on employees for billable hours in and out of the economic turndown

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

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    Good internship opportunity

    Fellow (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGet in at the ground floor of an established company, working on significant client teams with a chance to contribute on other teams where your interest lies/as time permits, gets you into the H+K network which could provide good job opportunities down the line, exit interview process is beneficial for hearing manager's perspective on strength & weaknesses (something I've not seen at other places I've worked/interned)

    ConsInterns not given enough of a picture of the overall big picture of what they're contributing to, dealt a lot more with reputation management and PR maintenance/monitoring than work that actually felt like it would make an impact - hopefully that's changing now with the recent merger with H+K

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo show interns you're really committed to their growth and development, let them in on the big picture of what they're contributing to so they feel they're making more of an impact

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

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    Principal (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsVery competent people.
    Nice work/life balance. Flexible.

    ConsCompensation is pretty low unless you are a Senior Director. A lot of highly qualified and experienced talent making in the $50Ks.
    Also, promotion and advancement is very political.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain talent = pay more.

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    Enjoy working here

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsVariety of work subject matter

    ConsLots of travel and uncertain workload each week

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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    A fun place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsA dynamic company that has an incredible amount of talent working at its multiple U.S. offices. Senior people are often seasoned politicians or people who have serious connections in the political, business or communications worlds, often all three. Hours and benefits leave little room to complain.

    ConsIf you don't come in laterally, it's hard to climb up. There is somewhat of a clear divide between people who are making decisions and people who are doing groundwork, and it is unclear as to whether or not the latter can ever move into the sphere of the former.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunities to junior people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great hands-on learning environment where you can really expand and hone your skill set

    Fellow (Current Employee)

    Pros- Member of the team, no questions asked
    - Receive projects that are directly used for client work
    - Always open to questions; would rather you ask than not
    - Variety of clients to work on
    - Get paid for overtime

    ConsIf you get stuck on a crisis client, you may have to work on weekends/longer than the standard hours. However, you do get compensated accordingly. You also might be given similar tasks for different clients, but you can always ask for additional different projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very interesting work, very smart people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can't find a brighter, more impressive, team-focused group of people to work with, or more interesting issues to work on.

    ConsSalaries at the non-partner level are lower than they should be, given the success the company has had in relation to the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the company's size carefully. The size of the firm - large enough to have expertise in any situation/sector, but small enough that employees can have personal relationships with nearly everyone else - is an important component to Public Strategies' winning culture. The culture and the people are PSI's strongest assets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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