I have been working at Sharp Communications full-time (More than 3 years)
Management: the partner/VP level management at Sharp is excellent. The most involved with employees at all levels I have ever experienced (even among other smaller agencies)
Learning environment: across the board Sharp employees are great at sharing information and industry learnings/trends. Since I started at Sharp I've seen my career grow by leaps and bounds, primarily because of the opportunities I've had to learn new skills and tackle new challenges, always knowing my teams were there to back me up with any bumps in the road.
Culture: people at Sharp are really friends. Not every single person, but overall there's a culture of positivity and wanting to have fun together, even when there's a lot going on.
Benefits/salary: Sharp offers competitive pay and great benefits that are well explained by the HR department. Asking for info about how to get the most out of your benefits is encouraged.
Hiring for an opening can go slowly, which makes sense when you're looking for a great culture fit, but can put stress on staff to bridge client gaps in the meantime.
Advice to Management
Keep it up! Many people love Sharp dearly, and value our careers here.
Keep making sure employees have opportunities to expand their roles to new areas of PR/Social. That's something that genuinely sets Sharp apart from other agencies and should be maintained.
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Sharp Communications (New York, NY).
Contacted and had a phone interview, than moved into an in person interview. Very personable people and nice. They told a lot about their company as well too. Very good communication.
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