APCO Worldwide - Overworked & underpaid, but learned a decent amount | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked & underpaid, but learned a decent amount"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The APCO office culture is very "flat" and gives its junior staff the opportunity to grow and learn with a fairly quick promotion cycle. Compared to other agencies, the junior staff has a decent amount of responsibility. The people that work here are smart and driven, and generally are nice enough. The work is also interesting - however NY is mainly corporate comms with little public affairs (despite APCOs... reputation as a PA firm). A plus us they are totally flexible on WFH and office is closed Christmas week.

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    Cons

    APCO works its staff to the ground and expects its employees to be available 24/7. They also pay terribly given hours the staff give to their jobs. The result is little work/life balance and a lot of tears over the grueling work. They also have a major staffing issue and teams are often staffed incorrectly.

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing more on your employees, their happiness, the type of work they want to be on, and improve organizational and staffing structure.

    APCO Worldwide2019-07-09
  1. "Highly substantive internship experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at APCO Worldwide for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns are given significant responsibilities and substantive work including client-facing deliverables; practice teams are supportive and highly engaged; plenty of opportunities to work on projects you're excited about even if they're outside your practice area

    Cons

    Fast pace and tight deadlines can be stressful and you may be asked to work late on big projects; interns work on a project-by-project basis and aren't as exposed to the day-to-day operations of their team

    APCO Worldwide2019-09-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A very nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart and courteous colleagues make APCO a wonderful place to work. APCO is simply easy to deal with and that makes all the difference in the world. Hours are relatively light and compensation is excellent.

    Cons

    There is not enough room for advancement and not as many chances to learn news skills as ai would have liked. Getting promoted takes a long time.

    Advice to Management

    More training.

    APCO Worldwide2019-11-05

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