Rogers & Cowan

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Rogers & Cowan Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
15 Reviews
3.2
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Really great experience in PR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rogers & Cowan as an intern

    Pros

    Great employees
    Interesting clients
    Lot of responsibility given to interns if you prove yourself
    Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Can be slow at times
    Wish there were more events to work on
    Could be better communication between senior employees and interns

  2.  

    No emphasis on company morale

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rogers & Cowan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    List of A-list and notable clientele provides wealth of clout and awareness for potential business opportunities and relationships.

    Cons

    No company morale, no summer Fridays, short staffed in all departments, monthly retainer received from clients are too low to compensate a reasonable and competitive salary for employees, review processes take too long and are complicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage company morale,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Long Hours, All about the bottom line

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Rogers & Cowan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company Christmas party, Some cool co-workers, good benefits. Other than that I can't think of that many good things. I had a really bad experience working here, it didn't help that they stopped hiring interns when I started. That really hurt the AAE's.

    Cons

    LONG hours, low pay, no time for lunch breaks, unorganized, chaotic, bad management, No work/life balance, Stressful, high volume workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on employee satisfaction instead of the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company. Full of exciting and interesting opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Rogers & Cowan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Different departments provide a wide variety of opportunities

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great hands on experience for an intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rogers & Cowan

    Pros

    the people, the clients, the office

    Cons

    methods can be a little outdated

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Feelings

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    • 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 Rogers & Cowan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns work hands on with big name client projects.
    Interns cold call outlets and can potentially land stories.
    Interns leave comfortable with pitching stories for their own projects.

    Cons

    1. No MEN! Ladies, pick a field where there is going to be guy in the office. This is a hen house.

    2. This internship broke the law. I did the full time work of a Jr. Account executive five days a week. They should phase you in slowly instead of expecting a free professional. Everything was abrupt. I burned out commuting every day from New Jersey. A paid hire would never just be dropped in but a intern is?

    3. It's obvious interns are there to explore different career choices but there's a real sense of entitlement from the senior publicists. It seems as if everybody feels entitled to a personal college student to pick up the slack that is the responsibility of the publicist.

    4. The office didn't seem to have many great connections to use for clients. Instead, interns simply went down the list of reporter's phone numbers and hoped somebody said yes.

    5. I'd be appalled if I was paying thousands of dollars a month for pr to have an eighteen year old I had never spoken to handling my work. I would never let somebody make calls on behalf of me that I had never spoken with. I called one reporter to write a story and found out he's recently written a piece about our client and nobody told me. Faux pas galore. The movie editor at VOGUE found me pretty funny when I called about television. There's not a lot of thought put into intern projects. We just use the database willy nilly. Instructions are to spam reporters A-Z by EOD.

    6. When I worked here they were a bit behind the times. Press kits were sent out to reporters as piles of photocopies of old articles. Presentation is lacking. They were largely afraid of social media when I started.

    7. Senior people didn't say nice things about the company. Everything from the receipt policy to the hiring freeze was trashed. It's bad for morale.

    8. I was shared between two publicists which is just wrong. You can only have one boss. Even when they said they communicated it was a joke.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tedious, a waste of time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Rogers & Cowan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Free drinks - particularly soda, orange juice and milk

    Cons

    There is absolutely no room for growth. Interns feel unimportant because there is no structure in the company. Everything is very disorganized and interns are given tasks such as making cold calls and mailing out press kits. Interns are not utilized properly and do not have a chance to meet senior management. NO compensation for 8 hour work days. Intern room is full of junk and is stuffy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and intern program where you can fully utilize their help instead of throwing random tasks at them with no explanation and with no room to learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Every person I know who has interned at Rogers & Cowan regrets it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Rogers & Cowan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They had free soda available.

    Cons

    Interns all quickly realized we were being treated terribly. A co-intern of mine was yelled at for not having propped open the door to our department head's office. No room for growth. Strictly media lists, clippings and putting together mail outs. They have no vested interest in teaching you or training you. Tasks are constantly thrown at you without any explanation whatsoever. No introductions, no orientations, unpaid. Often times supervisors are scared or intimidated to ask higher-ups for help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't waste your time and the time of your interns by not teaching or training them. Invest in them and they can learn from you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent! Learn a lot from direct supervisor and other co-workers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Rogers & Cowan

    Pros

    The ability continually learned new staff
    Free breakfast on friday and unlimited drinks.
    Friendly working environment.
    Potential to attend special celebrity events.
    Welcome intern to meeting.

    Cons

    No pay for intern.
    Hard to reach recruiting people.
    Not been grated responsibility.
    Not able to learn more about other department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My direct supervisor and upper management treat me very well and was willing to train me and share responsibility with me. Overall is pretty awesome.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice to have the name reputation. Horrendous place to work.

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    Former Employee - Freelancer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Freelancer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Rogers & Cowan

    Pros

    product & celeb perks
    make great contacts
    french toast breakfast on friday's

    Cons

    horrible sense of management on accounts
    managers and supervisors not held accountable
    hostile environment
    unprofessional work atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get lessons on how to communicate to your junior staff and how to supervise work load for your team. horrible communication within teams. structure groups for work effectiveness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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