The Glover Park Group
3.8 of 5 13 reviews
www.gloverparkgroup.com Washington, DC 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 3, 2014

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89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Everyone was so very friendly and helpful. I was only there temping while someone was away for an extended period.

Accounting Assistant (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at The Glover Park Group full-time for less than a year

Prosfriendly staff, great kitchen with lots of free healthy snacks

Consit'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.

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

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Good company to start with

Assistant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

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

ConsThe office culture between offices is inconsistent

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

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Great, competitive internship

Public Affairs/Government Affairs (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsInteresting 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPair interns with a handful of staff so they develop relationships

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

Intern (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at The Glover Park Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsPaid 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.

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

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

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smart people, poor management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at The Glover Park Group

Prossmart, accomplished colleagues and intellectually interesting work

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

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my experience was fulfilling.

Intern (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at The Glover Park Group

ProsThe staff were experts in their fields and offered great insights in public affairs and government relations. The office culture was great.

ConsThe salaries were less than other companies, office politics were prevalent, the structure of the company was difficult to work in.

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An excellent internship opportunity.

Intern (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at The Glover Park Group

ProsGPG is an incredibly flat, open office, one which is treats its workers very well and allows for creativity and growth. The paid internship program is great because of the substantive experience (interns work alongside project teams). The nature of the work is strategy based, so the projects are very dynamic and challenging. The office culture is phenomenal and they make a great effort to be inclusive.

ConsThe internship program could use more structure. Many times the interns work on fluid projects so the work can be either all their or not. It is up to the individual to seek out projects. Luckily there are many types of clients, so one can usually find something interesting and useful.

Advice to Senior ManagementFrom an HR perspective the training and attention paid to interns is phenomenal. Although this was great, I would have liked the option of a formal in office mentor.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work.

Assistant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at The Glover Park Group

ProsWonderful colleagues, smart mentors, interesting clients, great location. It's very easy to learn a lot in a little amount of time.

ConsAlthough the pace varies from day to day depending on clients' needs, it's not generally seen as acceptable to leave early, even if there's nothing more to be done. But that depends on the boss.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe firm is a great place to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at The Glover Park Group

ProsPaid internship, free food, interactions with senior staff, interesting work, democratic lean

ConsIncompetent mid level human resources, politicking lower level assistants

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more competent human resource employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at The Glover Park Group

Prosexcellent benefits and employer support of personal life

Consleadership is lacking and secretive

Advice to Senior Managementmore communication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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