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Weber Shandwick Overview

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1921
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 75 cities across 34 countries and operations extending to 123 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators ... More

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  • We're excited to be back on Ad Age's Best Places to Work list this year for a second year in a row! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI1S5

  • We’re back on the Ad Age Agency A-List for the second year in a row! Congratulations and thank you to all of our employees and client partners whose passion and commitment bring “engaging, always.” to life with us every day. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfnQ

Weber Shandwick – Why Work For Us?

Weber Shandwick is a global public relations and communications leader. 

Across an expansive global network of public relations practitioners, our award-winning communications teams bring to every engagement an unrelenting client focus, a passion for their clients’ businesses, innovative and creative strategies and a commitment to measurable results. 

Weber Shandwick has built a collaborative team of the industry’s most talented professionals, a client roster that includes many of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, and a proven track record of unparalleled performance. We provide strategic counsel and program execution services that span the complete range of communications disciplines and industry sectors. Services range from marketing communications, media relations and issues management to public affairs, crisis communications, and CEO and corporate reputation management. Our specialized integrated services include digital and social media, advocacy advertising and market research.

Weber Shandwick is a unit of The Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), which is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies.


Most simply, you can’t go wrong joining an award-winning, highly respected, global agency that provides a fun, dynamic and creative place to work. It’s exciting and compelling to be part of a winning team that gives you the opportunity to learn and grow professionally every day. And, with our entrepreneurial and collaborative environment, expansive global network and wide range of specialties and practice areas, Weber Shandwick is a place for people willing to work hard, think strategically and devote themselves to doing superior work on behalf of their clients.

If you’d like to hear more about why Weber Shandwick is a great place to work, read on:

  • The team – Our people are diverse, highly motivated, smart, creative, talented and energetic.
  • The clients – The high-profile, global organizations, innovators, and regional and industry leaders with whom we work bring us new opportunities and challenges every day.
  • The network – Our expansive global network provides opportunities to learn and grow, enables access to employees with specialized skills and knowledge and ensures we have the resources needed to get the job done.
  • The work – Our intense focus on client service and execution helps us create advocacy for our clients; by embedding digital communications and social media in everything we do, we are able to reach individuals more effectively.
  • The leadership – Recognized as one of the strongest and deepest leadership teams in the industry, from C-suite executives to practice and office heads, our leaders promote an intense client focus and a true spirit of collaboration.
  • The commitment to diversity – A necessity, a priority and a competitive advantage, diversity is key to our success; we strive to employ a workforce comprising people of varied backgrounds, beliefs, experiences and perspectives.
  • The (work) environment – A rush of positive energy, constant learning and deep pride in accomplishing great things as part of a team is what you’ll find at Weber Shandwick. We work hard, play hard and enjoy conquering new challenges daily.
  • The (global) environment – Our culture is environmentally focused and we are committed to being green.
  • The training – Our Learning Navigator program provides a continuous learning environment for all employees, with more than 100 courses across nine tracks in a variety of formats.
  • The collaboration – We are recognized by PR industry watchers for working together seamlessly, within teams and across geographies and practice areas.


Weber Shandwick is always engaged in Learning & Development.

The agency provides a comprehensive learning and development program via classroom instruction, webinar and online delivery, self-directed learning and on-the-job training. With our goal of engaging, always, we provide a variety of training in different ways to meet the unique needs of staff in all of our global locations.

The following characteristics of our Learning and Development platform are noteworthy:

  • Cutting-edge digital/social media training worldwide
  • Programs are directly linked to competency-based performance and talent management systems
  • Global depth and breadth of all programs are aimed at building the knowledge, skills and staff abilities at all levels, across all cultures
  • Practical, hands-on training using real scenarios and client challenges

Some other key program highlights include:


Offers live professional development, interactive webinars, social learning and online learning in leadership, communications, professional development skills, creativity, client relationship skills and team-building.

Global Exchange Program

Provides a unique opportunity for our people to work on multinational accounts, develop cross-border skills and experience first-hand different business cultures across our worldwide network.


At Weber Shandwick, we believe that workplace leadership requires comprehensive and competitive benefits programs in every office around the world. Represented in more than 40 markets, we offer first rate benefits worldwide in addition to programs that address market specific needs. Additionally, we continually review our offerings to ensure market competitiveness.

Our benefits programs are supplemented by local programs that reflect the customs and specific desires of our employees in each office. Some programs stress work-life balance, while others focus on community service. In every case, they are reflective of our rich and diverse employee population around the globe.

Weber Shandwick is a global team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers, campaign activators and brilliant storytellers who know how to make every story an engaging one.

And while it’s true that Weber Shandwick employs lots of smart people and plenty of out-of-the-box thinkers (experts on search, gastronomy and virtual reality included), what really defines us is our collaborative culture – an inclusive environment that encourages the kind of teamwork and open-idea sharing that’s become a hallmark of our firm. Weber Shandwick’s global network of experts constantly strives to deliver the kind of borderless access to ideas that clients are looking for.

Diversity and Inclusion

Weber Shandwick is committed to building and promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our organization and industry.

We recognize that tapping into a variety of life experiences and personal perspectives enhances our effectiveness, employee engagement, brand reputation and ultimately, our success. We’re constantly cultivating a company culture that promotes awareness of and respect for multiple world views, and we work hard to ensure that all employees have the information and access to opportunities they need to succeed.

Corporate Citizenship

We believe in the shared value that’s gained by infusing a mindset of corporate citizenship into our business, our global culture, and the partnerships we build with our clients, our people and the communities in which we operate.

Throughout our comprehensive corporate social responsibility programs, we aim to minimize our environmental footprint and promote sustainability, foster a diverse, inclusive and collaborative work environment, and partner with clients who are as passionate about contributing to social good as we are.

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    A company fully aligned with the future

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than a year)


    Obviously anyone's employment experience can vary based on who his/her manager is, which practice he/she works in, etc. But the company is helmed by people who are not just smart, but humble enough to stay curious about how best to evolve - and strive to stay ahead of the curve. That helps all of us. I personally am managed by someone who is fully focused on output and results, and therefor is never paternalistic toward those on his team. I feel trusted to make the call to work remotely, take time to handle a family/health/personal matter, etc should the need arise. I'm managed by someone who thanks me for my efforts on a regular basis. My view is I'm not a volunteer, I get paid to do this - but it's affirming to be thanked. Having worked in startups and a non-profit, it's a huge pro to have a decent amount of resources for taking care of the little/basic things. I don't have to fill out a form in triplicate to get car service for a video crew, for example. Opportunity to learn a lot from some of the best in the business - not just from a PR/agency background, but from digital, and in particular from a diverse range of industries from which Weber Shandwick recruits: big media, editorial, broadcast, filmmakers, tech brains, startup vets, etc. Opportunity to gain experience in global work, and learn from incredible teams around the world. Opportunity to work on some of the world's most iconic brands. Diversity is a very real priority for senior management. Personally, I observe very little politics or drama in my day-to-day work. It's refreshing not to deal with avoidable personality issues. Company is growing and not taking its leading status for granted. I feel secure here. Pretty cushy gig in terms of benefits, perks, etc. People leave Weber Shandwick and frequently come back when they realize how good they had it here. The grass really isn't greener if we're talking other agencies. Look at the numbers - the 'boomerangs' come back for good reasons. I constantly try to find employment opportunities at Weber Shandwick for friends and contacts. That says it all.


    Tight quarters in NY - flip-side of huge growth. Frequent emails to all staff about time entry tend to have a parental, authoritarian tone that's not appropriate for communicating with adult professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Please remain vigilant about how we can remain top of the industry and increase innovation. Never take it for granted that we're here to stay.

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    Informal phone call, in person interview, very informal because I used to intern here at Weber Shandwick, HR is very welcoming and excited when former employees want to come back.

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Weber Shandwick Awards & Accolades

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  • Global Agency Award (Gold), PRWeek, 2015
  • Agency A-List Honoree, Ad Age, 2015
  • Global Agency of the Year, The Holmes Report, 2015
  • Best PR Firm, Diversity Initiative, PR Council and PRWeek, 2015
  • Global PR Agency of the Year, The Holmes Report, 2015
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