I have been working at Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates full-time (More than 3 years)
Open-door policy in office
Convenient downtown location
Part of a large bureaucracy - needs to answer to WPP Holding company
Raises and bonuses hard to come by. At times, I've thought it doesn't matter how strong PSB performs, when it's ultimately up to WPP to decide on raises and bonuses and therefore senior PSB management has their hands tied (or it appears this way).
Advice to Management
I think management is trying to steer the ship in the right direction with promoting a better culture, and the most recent executive leadership hires have been solid in my opinion.
I would like to see more collaboration across teams and/or remove the siloed team approach. PSB is still small enough to fluidly work across offices and teams, and I can see a real benefit to this style. More communication is needed about how leadership is investing in growth opportunities, including investments in employees.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates (Washington, DC).
Phone interview with multiple people that involved discussions of job responsibilities, work environment, and potential future opportunities. Phone discussion involved description of an average day working and placed significant emphasis on interviewee having intelligent questions. Interviewers were informative and pleasant and the tone was very relaxed and personable. Time in the position has demonstrated that descriptions and advice given during the interview were very accurate and helpful.