Weber Shandwick

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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
212 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 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.  

    innovative, creative and awesome

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Brightest in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great experience, but sometimes the work was tedious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Being involved in a multitude of different projects, learning about different sectors and companies, working with a variety of clients

    Cons

    PR employees are expected to assume roles that they were not trained for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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.

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Will work you very hard but loads of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Young and hip environment. Great benefits

    Cons

    Don't wear out the newbies to the point they leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    opportunities abound

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

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

    Pros

    Global agency with great clients and opportunities to work with colleagues worldwide

    Cons

    Some accounts are more limited in scope of geography or lack opportunities for innovative work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support inter-office collaboration to the extent you have recently -- it is paying off in business development and happy employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Weber Shandwick Response

    Feb 10, 2015VP, Digital & Social Marketing

    We are so glad to hear inter-office collaboration has been a great part of your job experience thus far. We pride ourselves in our global network, and this is something we strive to leverage wherever ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A certain lack of authenticity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Solid benefits/401K
    Professional goals/leadership development is well-structured
    Opportunities to travel and work in offices around the world
    Great industry reputation
    Most leaders want to offer junior staff big opportunities and provide support needed.

    Cons

    Salary not up to industry standard
    Lots of "we're all creative" talk without actually rewarding/promoting people for their creativity
    Creative ideas often were only elevated or executed on if they came from the "creative" team versus account or digital teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and decentralize creative idea solicitation and execution.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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