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WE Communications Overview

Bellevue, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1983
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
WE Communications is an independent, integrated communications agency. We work with some of the most innovative companies on the planet, to engage key stakeholders across the media ecosystem. From the earliest planning stages through execution and on to measuring impact, WE ... Read more

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WE Communications – Why Work For Us?


A few qualities about you we highly admire: you’re insightful, aggressive, strategic, tech savvy, fun loving, a communications giant. So here’s the package: intriguing projects, flexible hours, great people, personalized benefits and comped time off for community service. We also have global office exchanges – there are 16 offices from Shanghai to London – so keep your passport handy. And honestly, you can’t beat the scintillating company.

 

At WE Communications, you will be developed both as a leader and as an integration communications professional. We significantly invest in your continual development through a variety of both internal and external programs including Leadership Forums, Industry Summits, Certification Programs and more. Whether you want to build your business acumen, conflict resolution skills, branding expertise, integrated influence flair or your leadership talents, we have a path to get you there. We are so committed to your success and development that upon arrival, we connect you with a cultural mentor that will help navigate our culture, remove barriers for you, and shorten the ramp-up time it typically takes to be a full contributor to your team.  

We believe that developing you is more than just providing you with knowledge or education; instead, we feel people learn best when they are having fun and are actively involved in learning that is relevant, customized and practical for their current needs. We put you in the driver’s seat to select development solutions that best fit your interests and career desires, no matter how often they might change. Or, if you’d like to spend two weeks visiting one of our other global offices to share best practices, network, learn about another culture and sharpen your presentation skills, then join our incredibly popular Global Exchange program. Whether you’re looking for a mentor, coach, training courses, 360 feedback, best practice sharing, social learning or other development opportunities, we have a variety of solutions to meet your needs.  

Come explore your career with us and see all the ways you can develop yourself and your future.

THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP WE COMMUNICATIONS ARE OUR TRUE DIFFERENTIATOR

The health and wellness of our employees is paramount and we believe a happy personal life wherein employees are able to recharge and spend time doing what they love promotes a healthy work life infused with productivity, creativity and overall job satisfaction. That said, WE Communications provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits program to meet the needs of our employees and their families.  In addition to base salary and paid time off, our benefits are tailored to the diverse markets and needs of our employees around the globe but always position work/life balance at the core.  Here are some of the highlights of what we have to offer:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Time off for community involvement and service
  • Global office exchange
  • “WE Wellness” program
  • WE Connect: Internet & mobile phone reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits
  • Medical Coverage
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Retirement 
  • Employee assistance program

Internships shouldn’t be this much fun  –  there’s probably a state law against it somewhere. That said, yes, we have the high-dive board and the pool is awesome. You’ll get the full experience – projects, presentations, big name clients, the exciting momentum of a cool idea going media-ballistic. When your time’s up, you’ll beg to stay and well, we do have a weakness for people with energy, brilliance and joie de communication.

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    "Solid place to start a career"

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    Pros

    I recently started working here at headquarters in Seattle and already love it. Benefits are great, work-life balance is valued, and the people here are highly motivated. Pay is decent as well, compared to other mid to large PR agencies. Employees exhibit a great deal of pride in the service they provide to their clients. Work is work, but WE has built a company culture that makes work more enjoyable and immersive.

    Cons

    The agency is understandably tech-dominant in the Seattle office; most of the employees at headquarters provide support on enterprise tech company accounts, limiting some options in trying out different sectors. HOWEVER, working on non-tech accounts is entirely possible, just requires some forethought and research to find out what you want to work on.

    Advice to Management

    None!

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WE Communications Photos

WE Communications photo of: When it comes to creative problem solving, we like to color outside the lines: http://bit.ly/2bzkauL
WE Communications photo of: Our Consumer + Broadcast team at the 2016 Holiday Party.
WE Communications photo of: Awaiting the comedy show at the WE 2016 Holiday Party held at Chateau St. Michelle Winery.
WE Communications photo of: Holiday Party 2016
WE Communications photo of: Holiday Sweater fun at the 2016 WE Holiday party.
WE Communications photo of: Our CEO and President of NA Melissa Waggener Zorkin and Kass Sells at the 2016 Holiday party.
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WE Communications Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at WE Communications in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied and then actually pretty quickly after got an email from HR about an interview. The phone call was wonderful and I got on well with the recruiter. She set up a phone call interview with the hiring manager and we spoke and that went well too. I got an email about setting up an in-office interview, which included me going to the headquarters on a Friday, doing two rounds of Skype interviews with people in the Bellevue office and the meeting in-person with the hiring manager. It all apparently went well because they said I'd hear by the end of the next week, but I heard I got an offer on Monday.

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WE Communications Awards & Accolades

  • Waggener Edstrom Communications ranked 2nd in Annual PR Ranking, PR Week, 2014
  • Top 10 Best Growth PR Agencies in China, CIPRA, 2014
  • Waggener Edstrom Communications ranked 2nd in PRWeek’s Annual PR Ranking (US), PRWeek, 2014
  • Top 10 Best Growth PR Agencies in China, WE-Beijing, CIPRA (China International Public Relations Association), 2014
  • Seal of Distinction, WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress, 2015
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