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FleishmanHillard CEO John Saunders
John Saunders
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "Was able to learn a lot from tons of industry leaders(in 22 reviews)

  • "big name clients, but they will lay on the pressure with no reward for hard work(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Assistant Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is so inviting and unique

    Cons

    Long hours are an unfortunate part of working at an agency. But FleishmanHillard does everything they can to help curb that downside.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  2. You get back, what you put in

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    Current Employee - Director 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Endless career possibilities for sharp, positive, business-minded, communications gurus. Those who bring a champion attitude and are dedicated to being better professionals are rewarded and recognized throughout the organization at all skill levels.

    Cons

    You have to work hard, you have to really think things through before you DO them and come at any situation with an educated perspective. FH can be demanding because we're a significant player in our field and part of a large global operation...it's not an environment for someone who isn't interested in hard work and the rewards that go along with it.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more openly with all levels of the organization. There are several layers of management and the "SVP and above" communications feel a bit exclusive. There should be a way to distribute the message in a way that's appropriate for all levels of the organization.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good overall, mixed on the detail

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Like any agency, there’s variety to the work. As a young person, that variety means a lot of opportunity to work on different kinds of accounts and get experience faster. The company is consciously trying to be a better employer, and starting employees now get 10 wellness days, 15 vacation days and something like 12 holidays off. You get to work with people all over the world. A lot of really nice colleagues....

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    Cons

    Who your boss is has more of an impact than it should, with personalities varying. Having to account for non-billable time is stupid. It’s like clocking in and out, and salaried professionals shouldn’t be treated that way. I know zero other companies that bill hourly and have salaried employees count non-billable hours every single day. I don’t trust the senior leadership as business people - great PR people, but...

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    Advice to Management

    There’s widespread discontentment with compensation right now. People know what they contribute in terms of revenue and business development and client satisfaction, but there’s no monetary recognition except for people at the very top. Agency life is demanding, and an agency whose employees are working just to keep their jobs is not the kind of agency people want to work for. Look at what bureaucracy can be cut. There’s...

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    FleishmanHillard Response

    February 20, 2019Director, Talent Development

    Thank you for your thoughtful response. We appreciate that people see progress and also understand there is still room for improvement.

  4. Solid company with clear path and fantastic learning opportunities

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    FleishmanHillard is a fantastic company. The hours are long and the work is hard - the expectations are also high - but the company and management are wonderful. Your duties and job requirements are clear and management is transparent in your career path. Junior staff members are treated exceptionally well and there are learning opportunities every day. You will also experience a great mix of media relations, social media...

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    Cons

    While there are offices throughout the world, it would be nice if the offices worked closer and employees were given opportunities to move to other offices. Promotions are also only done once per year which can be odd as most people are promoted annually with only a few missing out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat junior employees fairly and encourage a learning environment. Consider switching promotion structure to not once a year.

  5. Great opportunities for a Self-Starter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    The people, the people, the people. You can learn so much from literally all walks of life. The experience is non-stop with never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Long hours but that's the nature of the Agency life.

  6. Great team. Not a great work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, great team.

    Cons

    A LOT of overtime. Lack of communication.

  7. SVP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    The best people in the industry. A nice culture. People truly care about one-another. The work is fast-paced and exciting. A variety of clients, sectors and industries.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

  8. Assistant Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -a tremendous amount of learning & growing -nice people -notable clients

    Cons

    -low pay -long hours

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  9. Good company

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

      Pros

      It is what you make it

      Cons

      Hard if not self motivated

    • Corporate Culture

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      Current Employee - Design Services 
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Sometimes there is great work!

      Cons

      Sometimes there is lots of mediocre work.

      Advice to Management

      Do more!

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