FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great people and it shows in the work(in 32 reviews)

  • "Was able to learn a lot from tons of industry leaders(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes difficult to find work-life balance(in 62 reviews)

  • "A typical agency so expect 24/7 "on call" and long hours or overtime back(in 60 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Outstanding place to work

      Sep 2, 2020 - Senior Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
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      Pros

      Great culture, highly capable and supportive colleagues, varied workload and clients, extremely customer focused, flexible environment, true leadership and collaboration.

      Cons

      None that I've found so far

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome culture

      Apr 6, 2021 - Financial Analyst 
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      Pros

      Everything. People are friendly and hardworking

      Cons

      There are no cons to this employer

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Culture

      May 12, 2021 - Billing Specialist 
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      Pros

      Good culture, good benefits, large company

      Cons

      Upper management can be a little out of touch with the 'underlings'

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Work Life Balance

      May 5, 2021 - Managing Supervisor in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-Life Balance Culture of Cooperation Engaged Global Network

      Cons

      No wage raises in 3 years Top-down culture stifles innovative thinking

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      An empty has-been PR firm with zero Career Prospects and Bad Management

      Mar 5, 2021 - Financial Analyst 
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      Pros

      Some great coworkers. A decent amount of time off. Great technology. They try to take care of you. Some in management are smart and care about your career. Its a good name to have on your resume.

      Cons

      Management, at all levels is probably the worst. At the very top, FH is owned by Omnicom, which is managed by an out of touch CEO. He seems very out of touch and removed. Below him, the CEO of FH. Also out of touch. Taking every chance to send out mass emails which shoves his un-wanted political opinions down everyones throat. People work here for their career, not to be preached to by someone who is tone-deaf and grossly out of touch. Below him, are the managers (finance/accounting). Most have been here their entire career. Its a paycheck to them. They don't care to help you and are just complacent. The people below them usually are in and out really quickly. Fleishman could be a great firm, but their ownership by a huge face-less holding company has sucked the life and culture out of the firm. They control all aspects of the firm, and only see FH as an investment. Their strategy is to cut costs and they have no regard for the finer aspects of a company which make it great.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Constant Learning

      May 2, 2021 - Account Executive 
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      Pros

      - Career development options - Various client industries - Fast pace environment

      Cons

      - Work-life balance - Very political in the office

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Constantly Improving but definitely Areas of Improvement

      Apr 26, 2021 - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Work-life balance, support of leadership, Open and Direct Communication, Plenty of Opportunities, DE&I Progression

      Cons

      Leadership can overlook the needs of junior staff, Depending on team lack of communication can impact work

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don't Join the Creative Department

      Feb 15, 2021 - Senior Social Strategist in Saint Louis, MO
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      Pros

      Most of the people I worked with were smart, kind, very supportive and genuinely were a joy to work with. The GM is fantastic. The top levels of leadership were great. They handled the pandemic as well as any company could have.

      Cons

      Like many places, the department and leadership in that department play a huge role in how your experience goes. I was warned within the first month that I should transfer out of the creative department. They don't focus on culture and the leadership is in it for themselves. Silly me, I didn't listen. After leadership changed roles (a mysterious "Stepping down") - the new creative department lead - that has no creative experience - fired me. I was given no warning, no reasoning and no chance to "redeem" myself. She also orchestrated her last promotion too - by getting someone on maternity leave fired. Maybe try another department if you really want to work for FH.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company, Bad Mean Girls Culture

      Jan 27, 2021 - Managing Supervisor in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great benefits, paid time off, and understanding of a healthy work/life balance. Decent compensation package Transparency in their efforts to be a more inclusive and diverse company High-level management seems to really care about their employees and the company

      Cons

      It is an extremely catty environment on certain teams, you have to really be willing to become friends with the right people to have a positive work experience Unless you're part of the clique you won't be welcomed and driven out one way or the other Lack of direction in the day to day work and the swim lanes of each team Onboarding is minimal and you're pretty much left to find how to fill your time and carve a place out for yourself within the different teams Lack of tangible work with some of the big-name clients they use to lure people in the door with Middle management seems to play favorites and allow for other team members to be mistreated and embarrassed on a regular basis

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for. So many smart people and not a toxic agency culture.

      Apr 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and clients to work with.

      Cons

      Compensation isn't as competitive as it could be.

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