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Updated Oct 6, 2020

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3.8
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APCO Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Brad Staples (no image)
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111 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work environment, management, salary, coworkers(in 22 reviews)

  • "Very smart people, interesting work and client mix, many opportunities to do meaningful work, very little hierarchy(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Can be hard to find work-life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • "Expect to work long hours and during holidays, week-ends without being always rewarded(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Wonderful place to work with an emphasis on mentorship

      Oct 6, 2020 - Intern in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Challenging work environment - Ability to engage in new projects and work cross-functionally - Mentorship and a focus on talent development - Consistent work in areas relevant to internship - Fun environment, happy hours - Well thought out intern program with events, group projects - Senior leadership was accessible to interns eager to learn

      Cons

      - Difficult to determine any cons - I had a great experience

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      APCO Worldwide Response

      Chief Talent Officer

      Thank you very much for your thoughtful feedback. We are committed to providing a meaningful learning experience for our interns and building the next generation of professionals for the industry. Our resource managers are actively matching work opportunities with staff interests and career paths. Agnieszka Yank, Chief Talent Officer

    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 1, 2020 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment, management, salary, coworkers

      Cons

      Can be hard to find work-life balance

      3 people found this review helpful

      APCO Worldwide Response

      Chief Talent Officer

      Thank you very much for your feedback!

    3. 3.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Pretty decent

      Aug 31, 2020 - Intern in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice People Relatively friendly work environment Some teams don't really acknowledge hierarchy

      Cons

      Poor communication through so many layers

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      A great place to cut your teeth in public affairs/public relations

      Sep 25, 2009 -  in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Wonderful camaraderie among employees. Smart, smart team of professionals. Cordial and courteous working environment.

      Cons

      Agency is so client-focused it doesn't often follow the best practices and strategic innovations it provides to customers. HQ would benefit from a leader solely committed to the business via its employees and strategic model, with less focus on client service as a way forward. Its once integrated, collaborative philosophy is regressing back to practice silos because leadership is weak/too spread out among desperate or competing interests. Great for clients, but starting to take a toll on its next generation of leaders.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Intern

      Jul 27, 2016 - Intern in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collegial work environment; good division of responsibilities; Director (Nelson) cares about employees learning, development, training and advancement in the company; NY office has great diversity of thought, background and experiences; work environment conducive to productivity; office culture was important; great if you want to work on corporate clients rather than public affairs

      Cons

      salary for entry and junior-level employees is not fit for realities of living in New York City -- No one could possibly live on 30-40k; advancement is by years exp rather than by merit (too process oriented).

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good work environment, but junior staff underappreciated

      Apr 29, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of junior staff, happy hours every Thursday, great opportunities to learn more about your practice area. Hard working but good work environment.

      Cons

      The different practice areas are siloed off so it can be tough to reach outside your area for advice, help, or different experiences. Work environment is highly dependent on your "bucket."

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    7. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      APCO Summer Internship

      Feb 23, 2016 - Internship in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly and supportive work environment Collaborative atmosphere Very flat management style A lot of opportunities to join meetings with top management

      Cons

      The work scope of an intern is very limited and there some tasks can be repetitive. The computers tend to be slow some times

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    8. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      I would highly encourage anyone to search for opportunities at APCO

      Jun 19, 2014 - Intern in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/life balance flexibility that promotes a nice work environment.

      Cons

      Very clear difference in management levels.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Office of the CEO

      Oct 5, 2015 - Intern in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun work environment, creative staff, engaging with multiple levels of the company and various departments doing different work.

      Cons

      Much too heavily PR focused, "spin factory" and often felt as if work was insubstantial

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great start to a career

      Feb 3, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun working environment, the people, the food, the "flatness"

      Cons

      Lack of communication, outdated technology, lack of proper tools for your job

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