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Weber Shandwick Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1921
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 77 cities with a network extending to 129 cities around the world. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most ... Read more

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  • Communications is a powerful tool for change. Read our 2016 CSR report via our new platform “Engaging on Purpose.” http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQY8Z

    Engaging On Purpose

    We recognize the power we ourselves possess to change the world for the better.

  • Honored to be named Global Agency of the Year by PRWeek for the third consecutive year! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQFvP

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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:

WeberShandwick.edu

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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    Great company culture and inclusive environment where people collaborate on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    Like at any big agency, if you don't speak up, you won't get to work on the projects you want most.

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Weber Shandwick Photos

Weber Shandwick photo of: Our 15x15 global exchange program travelers
Weber Shandwick photo of: Weber Shandwick Australia celebrates the holidays in style.
Weber Shandwick photo of: Our Germany team on their annual offsite to hike into the Bavarian Alps
Weber Shandwick photo of: 2017 Large Regional Consultancy of The Year at 2017′s SABRE Awards Asia-Pacific
Weber Shandwick photo of: With the IPG team at ColorComm 2017
Weber Shandwick photo of: Our Mexico team put their painting skills to use at this year's off-site.
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Weber Shandwick Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Weber Shandwick.

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    Phone screen, in-person, 2 written tests.

    I wrote multiple writing samples and interviewed in person for the role, and did not receive any notice that the team had hired another candidate until I emailed HR a few weeks after my in-person interview. This lack of notice might seem like usual practice, but please note that HR had previously been in very consistent and quick communication with me. In fact, the recruiter I was connected with had previously and explicitly requested very immediate responses from me in scheduling the phone screen and in-person interview. After spending hours of my time completing the written assessments and going into the office to meet the team, the least the recruiters could have done was to inform me of my candidate status. Additionally, the interviewers were very disengaged, and looked at their phones while we were talking. Overall, a very inconsiderate recruiting experience.

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Weber Shandwick Awards & Accolades

  • Agency of the Year, PRWeek, 2017
  • Agency A-List Standout, Advertising Age, 2017
  • Global Agency of the Year, PRWeek, 2017
  • CSR A-List Agency, PR News, 2017
  • North America Agency of the Year, The Holmes Report's SABRE Awards, 2017
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