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Hall & Partners Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Really good benefits package that will make most of your friends jealous (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people who are committed to giving the bet to their clients (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Understaffed - work-life balance is causing people to leave due to spending more days finishing late than on time (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours with no benefit for working that long (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A unicorn in the industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Hall & Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This industry can be filled with ego-maniacs and amateurs but H&P has somehow found the best of the best at all levels.The talent is smart and diverse and includes big thinkers and data gurus

    Global opportunities are awesome. Offices everywhere!

    Great reputation with clients and in the industry

    The perks of being part of a holding company

    Flexibility

    Cons

    H&P brand is going through a real evolution and it takes time and requires patience and trust

    Technology could use a face lift. Macs!

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your teams to be "out there" in the industry so that H&P gets more presence and recognition. Look for talent in unusual places


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hall & Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Client work is engaging. Added responsibility from Account Exec role, helping you grow skillset. Opportunity to branch out from SAE role -> Ops, Account Management, Analytics. Ability to take direct ownership of projects from start to finish. Vacation time and benefits. Coworkers are fun and helpful, everyone on the same page and shooting for the same goal. Overall it is an excellent place to start a career.

    Cons

    Barrier to move into Account Manager role. I've seen more AM's get hired from the outside with client side experience. Tasks can get mundane and repetitive after a couple of years. Pay is not super great. Lack of transparency from upper mgmt. Constant shifting of teams and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Loop in lower level employees more often. Give clearer direction on roles and responsibilities from the get-go, don't let them formulate based on who has time.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Entry Level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hall & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are for the most part incredibly genuine, kind, and smart. You have lots of great, honest role models to learn from especially as an entry level employee.

    We used to have lots of fun events that people actually wanted to attend, but the company culture has plummeted drastically in the past few months.

    There's good vacation and benefits. Free snacks are a plus?

    Cons

    People are leaving and they aren't being replaced. Everyone who is left is drowning. It seems as if management is trying to restructure the company on a leaner model, but hasn't yet learned that it doesn't work.

    The once fun, engaged environment that was Hall & Partners less than six months ago has vanished. People outwardly complain about being overworked, but their equally overworked supervisors have no control over such issues.

    The company books outside speakers and training sessions, but no one has time to attend them anymore. Then when employees don't attend, they're scolded.

    Communication is poor and employees learn about news regarding company success via rumors rather than proper communication channels. This causes a feeling of deceit. It seems every all office meeting turns into an argument about this.

    Advice to Management

    Everything you do is well intentioned, but we can't take advantage of any of it when we can't even finish our work. We're all over stressed, undervalued, and over worked. Hire more people or risk losing the ones you have left.


  4. "Office Manager - PowerPoint Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hall & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Hall & Partners is one of the best places to work. Great People.

    Cons

    got laid off after 13 years - only con

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people who are loyal and good.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Account Executive, Senior Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive, Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive, Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hall & Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is vibrant and people generally get along. H&P is in the process of rebranding itself both internally and externally, so there have been a lot of engaging company-wide sessions in an attempt to change the culture globally. That said, accounts take priority and we often miss these sessions due to demanding client work.

    Cons

    Very (VERY) long hours due to under staffed accounts. Pay is also low. There's an unwritten expectation that you're always connected and available to work around the clock. Vacation time at H&P is generous, but there isn't much flexibility to take it.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better hold on account staffing and continue to stress work-life balance for employees/mid-managers. Also, employee training is a must, and it's often overlooked because we're "too busy."


  6. "If you are passionate about consumer insights and brands...this is the place to be"

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

    I have been working at Hall & Partners full-time

    Pros

    The people. Hate to be a cliche but the people at H&P are fantastic and I enjoy working and learning from my colleagues everyday/ Our people tea, do a very good job at hiring great talent that help infuse the office with energy and passion for the work we do.

    I feel there is good communication from senior leadership and see action to drive the business towards our goals.

    A true unicorn observation - I have seen the business turn down opportunities that are not a good fit. I believe this is healthy for many reasons, especially as apart of a long-term strategy.

    Work-Life balance is often very good and flexible when needed

    Vacation/Holidays

    Cons

    Because I feel like I should pick something. I would say that benefits are good but could be improved/additions made relative benefits at other corporations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving toward strategic goals, communicating to your broader team, and electing to decline business that does not benefit the organization long term.


  7. "A great place to work at"

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

    I have been working at Hall & Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People who work here is very helpful and professional. Everyone is close to each other like a big family. Company promotes work life balance. I love the open office floor. I always get the support from my upper management. I am constantly learning at work. I will never get bored.

    Cons

    I want to get to know more people at work.

    Advice to Management

    They always listen. Keep supporting and keep listening.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Incredibly talented and passionate people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hall & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great talent, solid reputation, known for creative solutions, a heritage of "getting" brands and comms

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, hard to keep senior leadership


  9. "One of the best work cultures in the research business"

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

    I have been working at Hall & Partners full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    H&P attracts smart, talented people who genuinely care about doing great work. The people in our office support each other, have a lot of fun, and work incredibly hard to wow clients and do meaningful, innovative work.

    Cons

    Because we're in the client service business, volume and pace of work can vary and be unpredictable at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in and support our people because they've always been the reason for our success.


  10. "Little to no work/life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Innovative methodologies and creative output delivered to clients

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't know what they are doing and they don't have a clear vision. There is little to no work/life balance.


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