Weber Shandwick

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Pros
  • Great opportunities to work with great clients (in 14 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 16 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.  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    The company has a lot of high profile clients
    Also has a great reputation within the industry
    Culture is one of strong collaboration
    Flat organization in that title doesn't matter in providing best services to the client

    Cons

    compensation lower than peers
    bureaucracy often gets in the way of timeliness, good client work
    limited flexibility to choose work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation needs to reflect industry norms
    more flexibility/autonomy needed in client services

    Recommends
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    Great name, great clients, not so great pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Great name, great reputation - the company is very well respected within the PR world and you have the opportunity to work with a lot of really high profile clients

    Cons

    I don't know if it's an industry trend or just my office but the compensation is pretty horrendous. Very top heavy in the DC office with lots of big egos who delegate to junior staff. In some ways the junior staff benefit from being given so much responsibility, but the low pay / lack of recognition takes it's toll. Pretty high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be beneficial for WS to examine the employee structure and find ways to beef up the middle of the "chain of command" so that VP-level employees and above can focus on running the accounts instead of managing 25 year old employees. Hire more Group Manager and Director-level employees with the understanding that they are going to be "in the middle"

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    Weber Shandwick - A good place for a career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Flexibility. Great people. Creative. This is a company for the long haul. Make it a career here. Other reasons include the benefits package, team atmosphere, availability to move up the ladder quickly and a great learning environment. It is a large organization, but each office is run differently, so look for the place that's a good culture fit.

    Cons

    There aren't many actually. It's a family atmosphere there. Very fast paced, too. So for those who aren't into that, not such a match. Also, make sure you fit in culturally with a firm. That's hard for some, easy for others. You don't want to regret your decision, especially when you need to service clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but make sure that people stay busy!

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