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"Great place to learn"

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Former Employee - SAE in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - SAE in Bellevue, WA
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Approves of CEO

I worked at WE Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

I was at WE for just under 4 years and had started out learning the trade. I got a lot of experience, coaching and which has proven invaluable in growing my career. They are a very service oriented company which is a skill set you can take anywhere.

Cons

As you try to climb the ranks, you realize that it's a very political organization. It's hard to advance, even if you have the skills, if you aren't in PR and if you're not in one of the big MSFT groups, like Office or Windows as they have the budget. Long, long hours, lots of stress and very low pay.

Advice to Management

Provide better growth opportunities and pay better.

Other Employee Reviews for WE Communications

  1. "Good challenge for long-timers to stay current. Some tendency to overlook experience for "new and hip." It's a balance."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WE Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for creative thinking abound. Think outside the box, always add one ounce more of value, and you're good.
    CEO Melissa Waggener is deeply caring and committed to helping others in the world.
    Good work-life balance - but tends to be in exchange for career advancement.
    Oft-maligned Studio D team is coming into its own.

    Cons

    PR teams can be very cliquish. Less of this is seen on other businesses. In Portland and Seattle (at least), not a lot of diversity - although this doesn't seem to be intentional. Just hard for people outside the narrow norm to fit in and succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are amazing and care very much. Listen to them, even if what you hear is sometimes painful. Don't shoot the messenger - instead, look in the mirror.


  2. "Pretty decent place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WE Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent pay once you advance
    - Good benefits
    - Great clients
    - Lots of exposure to press (job is what you make it)

    Cons

    - Too many levels of management
    - Decent training, but not application of training by most
    - Passive-aggressive behavior by some, but not all
    - Some weird cultural things that lead to advancement

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with respect to what it takes to move up.


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