I worked at SutherlandGold Communications full-time (Less than a year)
A good step into the public relations agency world. Incredibly fast-paced and very little in terms of training or getting up-to-speed on accounts. You definitely have to be scrappy and get caught up on your own.
Since accounts and work is so fast-paced you often feel like you can't step in and ask because everyone is always so busy. Definitely not a place to be shy and you have to step up and fight with the other A-type personalities to make sure you're heard. Also felt a bit like a clubhouse, and if you didn't come from an agency background or through their intern program it is a bit difficult to get acclimated to their pace and style of work.
Advice to Management
Provide feedback and advise everyone from account execs to higher levels to step in and let people know when they do mess up and how to correct it. I think the folks who did this were great managers and helped try to course-correct before things got too bad.
I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at SutherlandGold Communications.
Intern for NYC office. Began with a phone interview with their recruitment director (Jeanine) who was very friendly and easy to chat with. Within a week, put me in touch with the account director in their NYC office and I was invited down for an in-person interview. The NYC office was spacious, with room for growth - currently a very small team of 5-7. Upon arriving, I was greeted and they had a closed office space in the back for my interview, which was nice (less noise/distraction). I was interviewed by both the account director and coordinator, which I found helpful and made the interview process slightly more comfortable. It took twice the time that I was told/expected to hear back, but this was also due to holidays. While I was declined, I was overall happy with the interview process and feel that they took the time to get to know me as an applicant.
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