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FleishmanHillard Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, working environment and an amazing place to grow (in 24 reviews)

  • Get to work with big-name clients in both the private and public sector (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge if you don't manage it well (in 41 reviews)

  • long hours but that's standard in PR (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fend for yourself."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good roster of clients with interesting projects. Good team of peers.

    Cons

    Challenging environment if you haven't worked at a PR agency in the past. Middle managers don't have your back.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your teams and empower them to do their best work. Spend time to set them up for success.


  2. "Solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and good people

    Cons

    Not enough profession development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Love my experience at FH Atlanta"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor/Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor/Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great agency with hard workers and exciting work.

    Cons

    No bagel Friday just yet!


  4. "Big Agency Work - Family Feel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, senior people happy to mentor, opportunities to work with big brands, realistic hours and work load, new office space in Buckhead

    Cons

    Liked having offices vs the open work plan

    Advice to Management

    Starbucks machine is good, but free food keeps us at our desks.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "What's great also makes it bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Encourages thinking of new initiatives to try things out, and there's lots of internal training to help acquire new skills.
    Depending on client, there are opportunities to prove yourself by taking on work that's above your stated level.

    Cons

    Management can be very lax, so the previously mentioned pros can quickly turn into cons

    Hardly any attempts are made at retention, so if you get a better offer somewhere else, just put in your notice and move on because they won't do much to convince you to stay.

    Compensation is below industry averages, despite being such a large company. There's also no bonuses -- you better be happy with the occasional free slice of pizza and beer.

    It's very difficult to get on the more exciting accounts or collaborate with other practices/offices because despite being a global network, people are very territorial and try to do everything themselves. Managers think we're integrated, but the reality is everyone tries to establish their own little fiefdom that only a small set of people can enter.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in fostering an environment where people want to stay around. Yes, that includes bumps in salary, but more importantly, establish a clear path people can follow so they know what to do to improve and how they increase their chance to deserve promotions and raises.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated team. Large, diverse client base.

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectation of billability at all costs.


  7. "Account Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A large portfolio of clients and the opportunity to work with individuals across a global network.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, you're somewhat restricted despite the network.

  8. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FleishmanHillard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great clients, best in the business.

    Cons

    Long hours and staffing inconsistencies.


  9. "ehhhh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    get to work on major clients, great learning experience, meet lots of interesting people, looks great on reume

    Cons

    annoying office politics, corporate structure is out of whack, i had 5 bosses and supervisors during my time at FH, low pay for the amount of hours i worked

    Advice to Management

    i honestly have no idea. i enjoyed my time at FH but knew the day i got there that it was just a stepping stone to move on to bigger and better things.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Great opportunity followed by a knife in the back."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staffer in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New chairs; view of park; free coffee...that's about it...I'd write more but I can't think of anything positive to say.

    Cons

    Hard to respect a leadership team that lies and is only interested in ensuring their own jobs are secure. Turnover in office a clear example of office dysfunction.

    Advice to Management

    Try honesty once in awhile. PR people know what BS smells like.


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