Cohn & Wolfe Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2020

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3.4
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57 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance in the company was terrific(in 15 reviews)

  • "This company gives you the opportunity to work with great people and clients and the atmosphere was always positive(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company gives you the opportunity to work with great people and clients and the atmosphere was always positive

    Cons

    Maybe sometimes the work balance was not good.

  2. "Pros and Cons"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting Clients. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Creative VS Marketing atmosphere. It was tough to collaborate together.


  3. "Intern"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at Cohn & Wolfe

    Pros

    Good working conditions and atmosphere

    Cons

    None really I was just an intern

  4. "Junior staff - You deserve better"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe full-time

    Pros

    Prestigious clients, (sometimes) interesting work, occasional perks

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. They take advantage of entry-level employees (normally recent grads new to the labor market) by working them like salaried employees, but with no benefits or overtime. High turnover rate.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely disappointing experience"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -The hours aren’t so bad (compared to a lot of PR firms) -Generally the staff is nice -They give you alcohol on Fridays at 4PM

    Cons

    -Whenever anyone is very stressed they can be extremely rude -lack of opportunity for career growth -lack of learning opportunities -the newer employees don’t get much respect -you are tasked with large projects and given barely any time to do them

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "VP"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe full-time

    Pros

    Big, creative thinkers. Understand where PR is going.

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership, over-service clients and don't push back enough

  7. Helpful (6)

    "Run...dont walk!"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing comes to my mind

    Cons

    Lack of organization Everyone speaks behind the back of everyone Cliquey CEO cares only about herself Snobbish senior management HR has not value

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Limited Growth and Poor Management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and strong entertainment practice. Good creativity lead out of the LA office.

    Cons

    Poor management that does not encourage growth. NYC controls all the budgets, so satellite offices like Western Region get crumbs, so limited growth opportunities. A lot of politics and red tape.

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  9. "PR Intern"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe

    Pros

    Employee-friendly working environment Real practice and training for interns

    Cons

    No overtime stipend for interns Low pay

  10. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT company with NO creative vision!"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cohn & Wolfe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great client portfolios. - Many parties and lots of giveaways. - Lovely people to work with.

    Cons

    Management doesn't understand creative nor creative people roles. No creative directors managed to stay there.

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