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FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated February 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Get to work with big-name clients in both the private and public sector (in 18 reviews)

  • Great people, working environment and an amazing place to grow (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Very corporate environment with a lack of office culture sometimes makes it hard to enjoy the work, not much work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • long hours but that's standard in PR (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great Start for DC Communications"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Top Management and exciting clients to work on
    -Opportunities to experience work in different departments

    Cons

    -The company is constantly in flux and departments frequently grow larger and smaller (meaning projects can vary in size and intrigue)
    -A lot of low level work (clips, press lists, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    -Give more individual attention


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent PR company to work for, but very corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to begin your career in PR with, lots of hands on experience with reputable large name clients. Definitely one of the best agencies to get true PR experience with.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment with a lack of office culture sometimes makes it hard to enjoy the work, not much work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Try to implement more office culture and actually create a sense of community within the office so that it feels more enjoyable to come to work


  3. Helpful (1)

    "SVP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to high quality client work, integrity in business practices, respectful work environment. Strong public affairs, corporate and health care practices. Collaboration between offices and practices strong.

    Cons

    Not always on the leading edge of creative work, digital and paid integration not setting the industry standards. Recent turnover of senior leaders is concerning.

    Advice to Management

    Not always on the leading edge of creative work, digital and paid integration not setting the industry standards. Recent turnover of senior leaders is concerning. Investing in next generation leaders will be important


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team environment and able to reach across the US to work with great people at FH.

    Cons

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people, type of work is valuable and personally rewarding.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    No advice comes to mind.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "In transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of emphasis on building a culture
    Great management at GM level
    Strong momentum
    Recently introduced attractive overtime and vacation policies

    Cons

    Lots of change
    Senior management heavy
    Long promotion/raise cycle
    Not enough middle management

    Advice to Management

    Consider a shorter promotion/raise cycle for mid-junior level employees. Currently, there is one opportunity for promotions and raises a year. Missing a raise because of poor business performance at a group level, (a result of senior management) can put FH mid-junior level employees at a large disadvantage in comparison to PR pros at other agencies.


  8. "FleishmanHillard Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of professional development opportunities

    Cons

    There's not much too say.


  9. "Good to learn new skills"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn new skills, international collaboration, team work, fast pace environment

    Cons

    No possibility of career, long hours not paid


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Great place to start, but not a great place to stay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    - Get to work with big-name clients in both the private and public sector
    - No one is micro-managed
    - Nice office space, good location
    - Get to work with people all over the world

    Cons

    - Upper management treats junior level employees like administrative assistants
    - Middle level employees are completely overworked, and most of senior management is inept
    - Massive amounts of people being fired and quitting in the past 6 months
    - Senior leadership only cares about the Public Affairs practice and turns a blind eye to everyone else
    - Terrible company culture and no incentives for employees to do well or enjoy their jobs
    - Promotions and bonuses are completely mismanaged
    - Terrible inter-company communication

    Advice to Management

    - Do your own printing, pick up your own lunch, schedule your own meetings, save your own documents - it's insulting to be asked to do something that you could easily do yourself
    - Stop treating junior level staff like your personal assistants - it prevents them from growing professionally, and they will all leave


  11. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    entrepreneur spirit; professional skills; strong background of diversified clients

    Cons

    team structure was a little bit tight that individuals were not able to relocate to other brand practices



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