Widmeyer Communications Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. A Gem!

    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

    I worked at Widmeyer Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A "white hat" public relations agency. Take a close look at some of the other agencies out there and their client base - this matters. If you want to work for an ethical employer, this is the place to make that happen. Very smart people, very focused on superior content development and quality deliverables. You will work hard, but you will learn.

    Cons

    This is dated, but at that time, professional growth opportunities were at a premium.

    Advice to Management

    Business ethics are so sound - I would really hype this as a key differentiator between your agency and other (predatory or downright unethical) agencies out there.


  2. Promotional Video

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Widmeyer Communications as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Extremely collaborative and professional. Production savvy.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.


  3. No Culture, No Value, No Vision.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Widmeyer Communications full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great PR experience, Great office locations and Benefits.

    Cons

    No sense of working as a unit. Different practice groups are forced to only think about bringing in $$ that it becomes a divider. It is all about who is the highest biller, how many hours do I get, and who can I blame. The issues amongst the partners is visible, there is allot of tension and a culture of "throw someone under the bus". Walking around the office is discouraging. It makes you feel like major layoffs are going to take place (when everything is fine). Fake smiles, lots of stress and no sense of job security.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a culture for the company. Employees treat this place as a drama magnet. Treat your employees like family to encourage growth. Promote activities and programs that shows the company as one unit and not the way it is currently. DO NOT BRING YOUR PERSONAL ISSUES TO WORK. It impacts everyone else.


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  5. A great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

    I worked at Widmeyer Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Widmeyer does a great job of recruiting very bright, interesting and passionate people. Account staff are great team players and provide great client service. The company culture supports relationship and trust building among staff and does not support selfishness, back-biting or drama.

    Cons

    Employee retention seems to be a challenge, as it is easy to burn out.


  6. An Education in the Bottom Line

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in New York, NY

    I have been working at Widmeyer Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are deeply entrenched and interested in education policy this is a good place to make connections and pursue this very specific subject matter. Agency is well respected in this area, less so in other practice areas. The staff at VP level and below are top-notch-- very smart, motivated and competent-- and for the most part also very friendly, helpful and professional.

    Cons

    There is a lack of consistent senior leadership and the various equity partners/principals don't seem to get along well which sets the tone for the agency. Huge focus on new business, billable hours and the company's bottom line, above all else (all agencies are like this to some degree but this was excessive). They want you to zero in on these issues but the bonuses are meager, there is no profit sharing or even 401K match so there is not much incentive to do so. I would rather focus on current client work vs. having to constantly feel concerned about signing up more. Phoney rah-rah environment but not a whole lot of genuine appreciation or support for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more to junior staff about the decisions and changes that will affect them; realize the talent you have across the board and offer more financial incentives and rewards.


  7. Solid first or second job, but management struggles

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

    I worked at Widmeyer Communications

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for leadership Opportunities for professional growth The work is very timely and, in many cases, socially and politically effective

    Cons

    Management not transparent Questionable hiring, retention of some managers

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage opportunities for professional growth and leadership. Improve considering needs of employees and being critical of underperforming managers.



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