Weber Shandwick
3.5 of 5 166 reviews
www.webershandwick.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.5 166 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky

Andy Polansky

(39 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great opportunities to work with great clients"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Collaborative office; phenomenal resources; good work-life balance"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is definitely tough - but that also comes with the industry"
    in 15 reviews
  • "The work/life balance tends to shift to the work side of the scale, so be prepared for long hours"
    in 20 reviews
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    Lots of learning and growth opportunities…

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsWeber was my first job out of school. The experience shaped who I am today. I don’t believe I would have the work ethic or attention to detail that I possess today if it hadn’t been for my time there. Managers set a good example and took the time to teach you how to do things right. The culture of teamwork is the strongest I’ve ever experienced.

    ConsHours can be long and the need for perfection in everything you do can be overwhelming at times.

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

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    Great agency for college graduate to gain experience fast

    Intern (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsNo micro-managing. Work on high profile accounts.

    ConsExpected to get hired at the end of internship and didn't.

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

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    Nice people and generally progressive strategy

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice in general
    Strong brand in PR

    ConsTerritorial behavior
    Compensation has no clarity
    Strategy not articulated with business rigor

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on getting the people equation right - comp should not be a mystery

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

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    Executive Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsInteresting clients and talented co-workers

    ConsThe harder you work, the more they will rely on you and avoid managing low performers. Turnover has been terrible and those who remain suffer the most. Clients suffer as well. Many broken promises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave the courage to let people go who don't perform and take better care of your top performers. Don't lean on good people until they break.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, just not for finance folks

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat culture
    Exciting creative staff
    Beautiful office space

    ConsUnderpaid
    A lot of politics
    Little room for advancement

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

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    Surrounded by super smart people

    Account Supervisor (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLearn a ton, growth opps, get to work on big brands.fun projects.

    ConsTons of hours. At the mercy of your clients (like every consulting firm).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Chicago office is still a sweat shop after all these years. Too bad.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people. The client roster. The CEO and Chairman and NYC overall provided stellar leadership forward thinking agency

    ConsRidiculously poor leadership in Chicago for the past 10 years. 14 hour days is the norm, not the exception. No communication from the top down. No management team currently in place. Attempting to manage the office under one weak leader who us buried in client work. Evolving the agency to meet the needs in the changing mktg world (understandably) BUT at the expense of the staff. Overall it's not a healthy environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFunny. Advice to management? As if they would listen. I recommend NYC leadership get involved before the Chicago office implodes.

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    Experienced at PR, lacking in creative

    Freelance Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosconsistent work, beautiful office at the pacific design center, inspiring management

    Consvery poor work culture
    new branch
    undesirable clients

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Management leadership

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun company, but terrible management and pay!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Pros- High profile clients make the work interesting and you'll learn a lot.
    - Fun work environment

    Cons- Absolutely terrible management
    - You will be overworked, underpaid and under appreciated
    - You'll feel like you're just another number and that you are dispensable
    - The company cares much more about making money than making their employees happy
    - I would under no circumstances recommend this company to a friend
    - You will get burnt out very fast at Weber

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should worry more about making your employees happy than about how much time you can get them to work and how hard you push them for such little pay. The employees at Weber get burnt out very fast!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing, laid-back culture with openness to collaboration.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThe culture alone is amazing. Great people who enjoy working as a team with one another.

    ConsI honestly can't think of any.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to hire your interns!

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

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