Public Strategies (Texas)

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  1.  

    Smart people, enjoyed it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Public Strategies (Texas) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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    Good internship opportunity

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    Former Employee - Fellow  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Fellow in Austin, TX

    I worked at Public Strategies (Texas) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Get 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)

    Cons

    Interns 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 ManagementAdvice

    To 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Review of Public Strategies

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    Current Employee - Principal  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Public Strategies (Texas)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation 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 ManagementAdvice

    Retain talent = pay more.

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  5.  

    Enjoy working here

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Public Strategies (Texas)

    Pros

    Variety of work subject matter

    Cons

    Lots of travel and uncertain workload each week

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  6.  

    A fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Public Strategies (Texas)

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities to junior people.

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  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Fellow
    Current Employee - Fellow

    I have been working at Public Strategies (Texas)

    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

    Cons

    If 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.

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  8.  

    Very interesting work, very smart people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Strategies (Texas)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salaries 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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase 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.

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