Waggener Edstrom Communications
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Waggener Edstrom Communications President and CEO Melissa Waggener Zorkin

Melissa Waggener Zorkin

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    Loved working for this exciting, dynamic global company. Given lots of opportunities

    Global Head of Client Development (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros- excellent culture
    - lots of opportunities
    - training is excellent
    - inspirational leadership
    - lots of support

    Cons- hard work
    - lots of travel (which is good and bad)

    Advice to Senior ManagementInteresting to note that so much o the EMEA management is now male in what used to be celebrated as a female lead business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, great people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros- Good salary, although best to negotiate hard up front
    - Great social culture, lots of events, outings etc
    - Recognised for your good achievements and work done
    - Really great people

    Cons- Senior level employees seem to feel its okay to WFH probably far more than they should, and just come and go

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The first rule of PR is don't believe your own hype

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros- Some scope for international travel especially the US International projects
    - Large agency experience
    - Some smart processes
    - Get to work with some smart people

    Cons- Leaders need to lead, you would hardly see some of the senior management team in the office much of the time
    - Work | life balance
    - External image of the agency
    - Loss of a number of smart people
    - Culture of fear
    - You can be better paid elsewhere
    - Very American in many ways

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time in the office. Stop over-promising to clients. Work out what you actually want to be as a business.

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    The innovators dilemma

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsWaggener Edstrom is an excellent place to start a career in corporate communications. It has some excellent media relations in business media and a number of experienced hands to learn from. The business is part of an international agency and has some good resources and processes.

    ConsThe business has faced some challenges in recent times, you often dont get to do ground breaking work and many of the client programmes aren't going to change the world. Process can take too much of a role in things and it can suffer from the 'when you are a hammer, every problem looks like a nail' syndrome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHard decisions need to be made on the businesses future vision and strategy which needs to move on from the Microsoft heritage. This requires a complete change of mindset: the business is suffering from the innovators dilemma as others such as Edelman and Weber Shandwick have leap-frogged the business.

    A fresh approach ironically would also make the business more attractive to Microsoft who has been transforming its own marketing for a good while.

    Take the business one side and then ask yourselves if this was an enterprise software company and you were McKinsey what would you advise WE to do? Many of the longstanding people who are in the business won't be able to go on the resulting journey with you, and that's OK because being an innovator can be a lonely but ultimately rewarding existence. Loyalty is a valuable thing to have, but taken to excess can be anchor that drags on the business.

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