Burson-Marsteller Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2020

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3.0
52%
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Burson-Marsteller President & CEO Donald A. Baer
Donald A. Baer
120 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, office culture, interesting work, exciting environment(in 18 reviews)

  • "Really like the smart people and great working location(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Learning Opportunity"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Associate 

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very interesting work, excellent work experience on diverse set of projects - issues, corporate affairs, etc.

    Cons

    review cycles are rare and pay is low

  2. "great clients"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    colleagues, interesting work, easy commute, fair compensation

    Cons

    back stabbing, billable hours at expense of great work

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  3. "Need to want to work a lot"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there is room for growth

    Cons

    the workload and hours can be a lot

  4. "Manager"

    4.0
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    Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller for more than a year

    Pros

    Significant variety of work and experience. Ability to find the type of work that suites your strengths.

    Cons

    Competitive environment and not much of a work/life balance.

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    "Make this your last option"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    office space/ Everyone is leaving or left

    Cons

    Low Pay No Diversity Lacks Leadership Over Worked/ Under Paid

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  6. "Great people, but very siloed."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time

    Pros

    Teams are all very friendly and it's easy to get the job done.

    Cons

    Often too big/too siloed to respond in an agile way to changes in the industry/client requests (has to go through too many people).

  7. "an intern experience"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller

    Pros

    Best internship experience I've had thus far in terms of rigor and expectations.

    Cons

    Good or bad: each day is different

  8. "Pleasant work environment but lacked well trained management in my department"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good corporate culture and people

    Cons

    Management in my department was not qualified for position and couldn't provide proper support

  9. Helpful (2)

    "BM 101"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting clients, generally smart coworkers, great agency training.

    Cons

    Low pay, 24/7, intense company culture (not feeling comfortable taking a sick day or using vacation etc.), sexist (men get paid more and move up quicker than women).

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  10. "A company adrift and not adapted to the changing face of PR"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A few smart, seasoned people left.

    Cons

    Company adrift with poor quality execs who don't know how to reinvent the business.

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