Weber Shandwick

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Weber Shandwick Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 2014
184 Reviews
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184 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Collaborative office; phenomenal resources; good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great opportunities to work with great clients (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is definitely tough - but that also comes with the industry (in 19 reviews)

  • The work/life balance tends to shift to the work side of the scale, so be prepared for long hours (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    smart people who work hard play hard

    Cons

    long hours but worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Opportunities, Poor Work/Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with great clients

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance
    Management is unorganized

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Energetic culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back culture, intelligent employees, opportunities for growth, great benefits

    Cons

    Salary could be more higher, but promotion rate is high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Entry level associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    - Employees are great
    - Lots of great experience with big name clients.
    - The company values the happiness of their employees and plans activities to keep office moral high.

    Cons

    Work life balance is definitely tough - but that also comes with the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage better work-life balance for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Learned a lot, this was a great environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great, smart people. You'll learn a lot.

    Cons

    It's difficult to get hired out of the internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Crap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Better than local firms in Chicago.

    Cons

    Money is pretty garbage unless you're in the top 3% of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best internship experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great friendships culminated from intern program
    Wonderful networking opportunties
    Lots of opportunities to see how industry works
    Work with talented people and different, high-caliber accounts
    Faced paced environment allows growth
    Great for resume

    Cons

    Intern program is revolving door policy- many interns in and out
    Duties can be administrative, some employees take advantage of your title
    Can be difficult to set yourself apart
    Job not guaranteed- many interns extended several times and not hired
    Overall impersonal internship experience

  9.  

    PR SAE Weber Shandwick

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have a great atmosphere.The staff is fun and interesting. There is diverse work, and it is a tremendous learning experience.

    Cons

    Work life balance is often non-existent. Salary is competitive with agencies, but considering hours worked, it is considered low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in developing young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Affairs Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Affairs Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great people, many different types of projects.

    Cons

    More pay would be nice but you have the opportunity to move up fast!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being great managers--love the PC program, it ensures company well-being and morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunity to succeed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Weber has some of the smartest pr practitioners around, making it a great place to learn and grow in. There are opportunities to touch numerous businesses, especially regarding food clients

    Cons

    The salary is not as competitive as it should be and team structures can sometimes be top-heavy, leaving junior staff with a lot to handle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen closely to team requests regarding staffing. Employees need to feel supported.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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