Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky
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Pros
  • Quite flexible in work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Agency has great clients, with great activations (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 19 reviews)

  • Long hours and it is sometimes hard to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    innovative, creative and awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Good working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth, good work life balance. Lots of support from international network and coworkers. A wealth of information is available to people who would like to learn.

    Cons

    Management was not always completely competent, and seemed to be in their position not because of merit but because of their seniority.


  3. Assistant Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun smart people to work with, learning opps

    Cons

    low pay for work and hours

    Advice to Management

    invest in young talent


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  5. VP Finance

    Current Employee - Vice President in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, very collaborative. Extremely family-friendly

    Cons

    At times conflicting priorities between business and finance

    Advice to Management

    Work on the balance of demands with proper staffing levels


  6. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creativity, big thinkers, cutting-edge ideas, comraderie, fun office culture, top-notch clients

    Cons

    bigger/more corporate feel than some smaller agencies, somewhat segmented practices (though this is better better)


  7. director

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    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    we're building a deck. We have a coffee bar.. other than that i don't know why I stay.

    Cons

    too many emails about sap time entry and not enough about the wins and loses of the business.
    You don't know what other people do if there not on your team. Office is over crowded we don't even have seats for our interns.

    Advice to Management

    spend less money on sending rich people to nice events in Williamsburg and in France and invest in your mid level management.


  8. Learn a lot, but without help

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, learn a lot working at such a large well-known agency, great brands to work for, leaders in their industry

    Cons

    Difficult to get timely feedback, not a very nurturing place, easy to fall through the cracks


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -The people: You will get to work with and observe the work of some of the most creative minds in the industry. Some of the work truly is groundbreaking and you will feel inspired to perform your best.
    -Management: By and large, management really cares about the employees and does a lot to make you feel happy, balanced and glad to be coming to work. This probably varies by office, but in Chicago Rana was the best GM and cared so much about everyone.
    -Clients: Big names, big brands, potential for big budgets. Clients really trust Weber and give you a lot of room to truly be creative.
    -Office: Very cool office setup, although around when I left the office was going through a major space crunch. A good problem to have, though.
    -CSR: Weber cares very much about service and giving back to the community.
    -First Fridays: Weber loves to have fun, and the First Fridays happy hour tradition was always something to look forward to.

    Cons

    -Corporate ownership: Being part of IPG can mean lots of red tape and endless policies. It can get a bit bureaucratic.
    -Review system: Another "perk" of being owned by a corporate parent, reviews are very regimented and there is not a lot of room to move up more quickly than once a year. Same goes for raises.
    -Overservice: This is a problem all agencies have, but rarely ever was there pushback against a client, no matter how much extra cost we'd have to write off.
    -Favoritism: When it comes to practice area, consumer tends to be king and gets a lot of attention and leeway, while the smaller practices both get more heavily scrutinized in some areas and ignored in others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing the care for your employees - it really shows and we are very grateful for it!


  10. Terrible President

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn a ton and work with some of the finest in the field

    Cons

    Tantrums by the North America President and a "Devil Wears Prada" personality. Run!

    Advice to Management

    Change her


  11. .

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consumer Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of fun, and good intern group. Able to work on several projects.

    Cons

    So many interns, sometimes they can get a bit competitive.



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