Widmeyer Communications

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4 Reviews

3.0
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  1.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No Culture, No Value, No Vision.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An Education in the Bottom Line

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid first or second job, but management struggles

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO

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