Weber Shandwick

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    Assistant Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Big clients, big events, great network

    Cons

    Long hours, poor management, compensation is terrible, treat their low level employees like assistants/admins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect, pay employees what they deserve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to work here...

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    Current Employee - Account Director
    Current Employee - Account Director

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

    Pros

    Respected in the industry, interesting clients, smart people

    Cons

    Longer hours than others in the industry, little respect for junior staff, poor compensation for expectations, forced camaraderie and a phony atmosphere of support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the junior staff. In the same breath we are told we are not being billable enough (e.g. that our office isn't hitting its numbers) and that people need to attend the non-billable all-staff meetings rather than doing client work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing.

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    • 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
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    Good brands, great results, but an overly political internal environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great brands to work on; big, well-funded programs, extremely smart junior and mid-level professional staff. This agency really knows how to hire the best and brightest, especially at the junior/mid levels, and its intern program is superlative.

    Cons

    Lots of internal politics; visible and frequent favoritism in many of the practices. Spent way too much time on nonsense politics. It's an agency that is now driven by cronyism and who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out who is really producing value, and who is just talking loud. It might surprise them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Playing favorites

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great work life/life integration (not balance). Understanding when family needs to come first.

    Cons

    Many examples of playing favorites when one rule doesn't apply to all in the office. Promotions held off for some while given to others with lower experience, as an example.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    PR Bootcamp

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Agency has great clients, with great activations. Great place to learn about all aspects of smart public relations campaigns. Could not ask for better pr training.

    Cons

    Non-existent work life balance. Office politics are very much in place. This is not the place for your if you need hand holding- its all about being self-motivated, self-starter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good culture in the DC office, great people, interesting work

    Cons

    Long hours with a lot of juggling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries to compensate for higher costs of living in DC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Consumer Intern
    Former Employee - Consumer Intern

    I worked at Weber Shandwick part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility in Public Relations and Digital Public Relations field. Decent pay for interns and lots of job perks such as out of office activities.

    Cons

    Highly unlikely you will get hired unless you're a favorite of supervisors. Did not have weekly reviews as other interns did with their mentor. Wish Human Resources monitored this more than they did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more upfront with interns about full-time employment reality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed Bag

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    - Diligent workforce
    - Insightful at times

    Cons

    - Relies on interns for grunt work
    - Struggles to think outside of the box at times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very rewarding for hard, ambitious workers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director
    Current Employee - Account Director

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

    Pros

    - autonomy to pursue personal passions
    - flat leadership and clear roles/responsibilities
    - great brands, great clients
    - global opportunities and often multi-office opportunties

    Cons

    - can be stressful and very busy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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