Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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 can be a little crazy at times, but you'll experience that at an agency (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. Featured Review

    innovative, creative and awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The People - Crazy smart PR and communications professionals that are personable, fun, creative, down-to-earth and GSD.

    The Culture - Feels like a spunky small company on the growth curve, but with big company established values and a well known reputation.

    The Opportunities - The chance to work with high profile Fortune 500 brands and up-and-coming companies is invigorating and educational.

    Cons

    For such a large and established agency that tracks billable hours, it is surprising that the internal technology is so poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the positive momentum and energy to empower and engage the entire office, especially junior staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Professional growth and mentoring

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture of learning
    Team environment
    Excellent manager
    Learned the ropes of PR

    Cons

    There was little I did not like about the job, would work there again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's been many years since I worked for Weber's Emerging Business Practice in Cambridge, Mass., so not much would apply, if the practice still exists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Among the best agencies

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Creative environment that provides professionals with ample opportunity to grow their career. Strong emphasis on professional development and team building. Strong consumer practice.

    Cons

    Corporate practice is burgeoning but needs to better compete with Fleishman, Edelman, Ketchum and Burson. Emphasis on fun -- possibly too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chicago office is very strong and will continue to be among the best offices in the network. Senior management is consistently among the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great opportunities in digital for early in career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Receptive management, steady work, client-facing opportunities

    Cons

    Top heavy, little investment in new capabilities, not much "groundbreaking" work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great work, but at a cost

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Delivers solid work
    Attracts top talent and brightest minds in the industry
    Long standing clients
    Creative

    Cons

    Little to no work-life balance
    Salary is not up to par
    Little reward for hard work
    Top down culture, management is not responsive because everyone is stretched thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creativity comes from letting the mind rest and wander to think differently

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The amount of resources that the agency has is second-to-none; the people are super friendly and the culture is very good for mid-senior people. Like any agency, it can work you hard but the teams celebrate and party together as well. Work-life balance is what you make of it - as long as your work is done, you aren't required to work long hours or weekends.

    Cons

    Benefits are standard - 401k, health, dental, etc - nothing creative. Training of junior/new employees can use some work. Very "standard agency" orientation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Brightest in the industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Access to people shaping the industry

    Cons

    Hard to move up in agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great agency on paper; but a bit too big for its own good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Many activities at the office. Ability to travel/work from other offices

    Cons

    work-life balance non existent. In the NYC office, personal advancement comes, but only if you push and push for change yourself. Everyone is so busy with client work that advancement is not easy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your junior level staff as humans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people

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

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    VPs who care about your well being, opportunities to grow your career as long as you're proactive, very transparent upper management which is great for morale

    Cons

    no HR on site makes some of the bureaucratic processes a bit more difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Weber Shandwick Response

    Feb 10, 2015VP, Digital & Social Marketing

    We appreciate your sharing feedback about your experience with us. If you ever have HR concerns, please feel free to reach out to HR VP Jose Nerio, who is based in the San Francisco office.

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Lousy environment

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Company does good work for clients.

    Cons

    People at the top are insincere and don't really care about you despite their lip service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are self centered and self serving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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