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FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated March 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Smart, talented coworkers and big-name clients (in 23 reviews)

  • Great team environment and able to reach across the US to work with great people at FH (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be improved (in 48 reviews)

  • Long hours; you are expected to work literally 24 hours (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Very hands on

    Cons

    Very accounting heavy, Accounting background would be very helpful.


  2. "Overall good place to work...but could be better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Super smart and talented coworkers
    Overall positive environment
    Competitive pay compared to other agencies
    Great leadership team
    Name looks great on a resume and you get to work with major companies

    Cons

    Little appreciation for the work you do
    While upper management is great, middle management isn't
    Very high turnover lately from losing multiple accounts this past year
    Hierarchy-driven

    Advice to Management

    Require middle management to get reviewed by those they are managing. A lot of people are leaving because of conflicting supervisor relationships.

  3. "Doesn't live up to their hype."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, smart people to work with.

    Cons

    The pay is low and no professional development. Senior management do not value their employees opinions and ideas. Senior management never seem to be on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your staff to grow and really take in consideration what your employees want to have a successful career.


  4. "Typical PR agency - top heavy, makes junior level people do the work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Big name clients.
    Strong reputation in the PR world

    Cons

    Underpays in the Bay Area
    VPs that don't do much
    Typical consulting downsides (lack of visibility, demanding clients, inability to make a real impact)


  5. "One of the best PR Firms..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, diversity of clients, dynamic teams, strong leadership, change-making -- inspirational general manager. There are many opportunities to shine and lead at the senior level. From the interns to the senior managers, everyone is expected to perform at their best, and it shows in the client relationships and continuing success.

    Cons

    There are not many cons, this company is running on the proper course as one of the best in the world.

    One con, meetings are a part of life, and if there are going to be a surplus of meetings, they need to be run efficiently. Going off topic, running over for an hour, and other annoyances involved in a meeting, do not make the meeting - but can make people dread meetings. The solution, be more aware of other people's time and try to stay on topic.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent about the company and promote a culture of inclusion and creativity!


  6. "Managing Supervisor"

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

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Global network, cross-office work, professional

    Cons

    Unpredictable, hierarchical, limited growth potential


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Cool Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, kind people, it was a nice place to work. They gave out annual raises of at least 3-4%. Our department had interesting work. Not too much weekend work. 15 days off after 1 year, and 10 sick days for the year - not bad.

    Cons

    They start off with lower salaries and are not willing to negotiate up front. They expect you to work 10+ hours a day (billable hours), and where does lunch fit in? At your desk. No Christmas break. No Summer fridays/days.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money to people who are worth it and don't overwork them!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great place, but now not so much"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is great, I met a lot of my close friends there.

    Cons

    Unless you're one of a select few "chosen ones", your career path is totally out of your own hands. During the time I was there, I was continually moved from group to group with no say in my own fate. Senior management doesn't take care of problems when they're brought up, and shows a complete disregard for your professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your junior employees. Many junior staff leave because they don't feel valued and see no career opportunities within the firm. Take the time to mold your employees and make them feel valued so they don't continually leave.


  9. "Would Work There Again -- With the Right Offer"

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    Former Employee - Managing Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart people!
    Want to grow and be a more fluid and savvy company
    Great clients that are fun to work on
    Generally a positive environment

    Cons

    "Unspoken rule" to work 10-12 more hours a week than required
    Meticulously strict about how your use your personal and sick time
    Looked down on comp time even when putting in 80-90 hour weeks!
    I felt underpaid for the work and hours I put it

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance is VERY important
    Focus on your people
    Some leadership do a lot of talking, but don't actually do much


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FleishmanHillard full-time

    Pros

    Great junior staff - helpful, resources, committed

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Lack of transparency to staff and clients
    Lack of ethical responsibility to clients
    Lack of desire to professionally grow staff
    A gossip filled environment

    Advice to Management

    Walk your talk
    Don't blame 'the higher ups,' take responsibility for not being able to make a change, or not trying to make a change
    Hire a consultant to teach VPs through the GM how to be good managers and leaders, and the importance in being able to help your staff professional grow - even if it is more difficult for the VP or GM


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