The Glover Park Group

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The Glover Park Group Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
18 Reviews
3.8
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent experience to launch a career in strategic communication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Glover Park Group full-time

    Pros

    GPG is one of the top firms in strategic communication and government affairs. The quick-paced environment is a great learning ground.

    Cons

    GPG has an 'Old boys Club' feeling. There are not to many checks and balances for management level staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate a review process that has a more 360 degree structure

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Smart people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Glover Park Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart coworkers, fun annual outing.

    Cons

    Poor management. Very political atmosphere. As mentioned in other reviews, very much an 'old boys club' If that's what you're into then this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a COO...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    pretty good overall

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Glover Park Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    easy commute, nice and communicative employees, opportunities to expand role

    Cons

    all support staff is in DC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Paid internship at a work-hard-play-hard company

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

    I worked at The Glover Park Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and approachable staff from top to bottom
    wide range of projects to work on
    relaxed/fun atmosphere
    free drinks and snacks daily
    world cup viewing parties and the occasional happy hour

    Cons

    intern program was not very structured - this could be a positive or negative depending on the day
    somewhat clique-y within departments, but not to a horrible degree

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    great internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Glover Park Group as an intern

    Pros

    nice office, friendly employees if you get to know them, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    daily schedule often unknown, can slow down or pick up quickly

  7.  

    Good company to start with

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Glover Park Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are a great place to start off in the industry.

    Cons

    The office culture between offices is inconsistent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Everyone was so very friendly and helpful. I was only there temping while someone was away for an extended period.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Glover Park Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, great kitchen with lots of free healthy snacks

    Cons

    it's in the middle of DC (so a con in my book) and I didn't get to stay. I would have loved to have stayed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great, competitive internship

    Current Employee - Public Affairs/Government Affairs in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Affairs/Government Affairs in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Glover Park Group as an intern

    Pros

    Interesting projects if you stick with the right people. Lots of people in the city have heard of Glover Park Group.

    Fun environment to work in, occasional happy hours.

    Cons

    Very unstructured, hard to form bonds with staff. No one is directly overseeing you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pair interns with a handful of staff so they develop relationships

  10.  

    Great internship experience. Tons of exposure to extremely bright and helpful people.

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

    I worked at The Glover Park Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Paid internship!!! The people are incredibly bright and always treated the interns with respect. The actual work is typical intern-level work, but the people are awesome and there are lots of chances to get involved with cool projects. Glover Park has a very open culture and higher ups are always open for questions/advice/contacts. Periodically there are also free sandwiches. Honestly the sandwiches alone would make the internship worthwhile.

    Cons

    The intern role is not very structured and you have to be a jack of all trades (I found this to be a positive). You also have to stack drinks, maintain a clean kitchen, and do other various odd jobs. I honestly enjoyed this since it was a break from the everyday work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More sandwiches!! Also a more structured intern training program(1-2 days of modules)/guidebook would be very helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    smart people, poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Glover Park Group

    Pros

    smart, accomplished colleagues and intellectually interesting work

    Cons

    poor senior management, a bit of an old boys club mentality

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