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APCO Worldwide Associate Director Reviews

Updated Oct 6, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "You can learn a lot if you're willing to fight your own battles"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    APCO boasts a diverse portfolio of clients for both long- and short-term projects, which opens a lot of opportunities to learn different industries and work with a lot of people. The "entrepreneurial" culture rings true, but what that really means is that you're on your own to fight your way through office politics. Great place to cut your teeth at advocating for yourself, working under constant organizational change, and learning to trust very few people. Once you put in a few years and earn the trust of those who matter, work/life balance is manageable due to being so independent and being able to create your own schedule. Arrive at 10am, leave at 5pm, or go on a trip and "work from home"... as long as the work is getting done, no one will ask questions. Compensation is reasonable if you're an aggressive negotiator or have a manager who does the same.

    Cons

    The office politics are beyond repair. Nepotism has led to a culture of cuddling up to senior leaders who pull weight politically & fending for yourself, sometimes at the expense of others. Management may claim to have your best interest in mind, but they're all just out for themselves, too. Must have a thick skin and be willing to tolerate a lot of BS to be successful. Constant organizational change and waves of departures leave little stability and isolate true talent. The office is very cliquey, so it feels like being thrown back into high school, choosing which table to sit at in the lunchroom. Choose wrong, and you're doomed.

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    APCO Worldwide2019-10-06
  2. "A world of opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Global network Delegation of Authority Investment in talent Flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of positioning given what the agency is capable of

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    APCO Worldwide2019-06-24

    APCO Worldwide Response

    July 5, 2019

    Many thanks for your feedback and all the very best for the future. Alison Chisnell Global Talent Director

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  3. "Great place to work for some"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New Delhi

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure to different topics

    Cons

    Workload and work life balance.

    APCO Worldwide2019-03-19
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Worst company ever"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Jakarta
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Zero pros whatsoever, even the pay isn't worth your time and effort.

    Cons

    Stay away. The company in APAC is run by people who doesn't know anything about PR.

    APCO Worldwide2019-03-30
  5. "Energetic Company with Some Regional Quirks"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are creative, energetic, dedicated. Work is interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Management can be very spotty, depending on the region. Not always rewarding the best people, only the loudest

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    APCO Worldwide2017-05-11
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