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Healthstar Public Relations Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of The Best PR Agencies I've Worked For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Healthstar Public Relations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really smart people, great work-life balance, enormous potential to grow professionally and one of the best cultures I've seen. The work is interesting and the clients are really great overall. Strong employees at every level make for a solid team.

    Cons

    Would be great to have a more flexible carry over PTO policy!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive trajectory!


  2. "This place is TRAGIC!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Healthstar Public Relations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and drink

    Cons

    More bad client reviews and more lay-offs! Management does not know what they are doing. They take no responsibility and continue to blame the team. They keep talking about bringing in new people at the "right levels" but no one wants to work here. The client work is boring - no creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Start working and stop talking!

  3. "No thank you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Healthstar Public Relations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I met some really great people there.

    Cons

    The management did not care about their employees. Too many women in the office.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wait for a better offer.. or any other offer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Healthstar Public Relations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They had very talented and dedicated employees who all have since left. Free wine.

    Cons

    During my tenure, I saw nearly a 70% turnover at this company. Management is unappreciative and treats employees in a manner that is unacceptable, especially considering that the amount of work on one single employee's plate was impossible to finish. It is also impossible to take a day off, unless you call out sick since the agency is desperately understaffed and no one has support on their accounts. There is absolutely no sense of concern about clients amongst management which is clear from the company's client track record. The CEO is also very unreliable and completely uninvolved and removed from anything that goes on at the agency. Rather than promoting and rewarding their hard-working and deserving employees, they promise reviews and promotions that never come to fruition. It was common knowledge that 90% of employees, including upper management were interviewing at other agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Consider treating you employees with respect and compensating them for their work. Perhaps then, all of the talent won’t continue to walk out the door.


  5. "Boutique Agency with Opportunity to Grow"

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

    I have been working at Healthstar Public Relations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Really tight-knit group; all levels work together closely
    - Exposure to all facets of account work
    - Junior staff gets good client interaction and a chance to contribute
    - Excellent work-life balance compared to larger PR agencies (still agency life, though)
    - Compensation is on par with other agencies of this size

    Culture has improved dramatically since the former clique has "left."

    This place really has a different feel than what you get at large agencies, which generally work you until you burn out.

    Cons

    Due to the small size of the agency, the workload can sometimes be intense.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn, terrible place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Healthstar Public Relations full-time

    Pros

    The company is small so you have the opportunity to learn a lot quickly as you are immersed into projects quickly. They also maintain an impressive client roster.

    Cons

    -Limited feedback and guidance from senior management
    -No opportunity for growth within the company
    -Terrible lack of employee appreciation
    -Rude and arrogant employees
    -Good talent often leaves for more competitive agencies
    -A lot of client work and too few employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of your employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dead End...Don't Do It"

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Healthstar Public Relations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fully stocked kitchen with tons of snacks and drinks as well as wine on Thursdays.
    - Hands on experience that look great on resume.

    Cons

    - Neurotic and rude president
    - Horrible attitudes from all levels of the company.
    - No work-life balance...ever.
    - Paltry compensation. HUGE gap between what higher colleagues make and junior level colleagues end up with.
    - Boring account material
    - No room for advancement.
    - All associates end up leaving to better companies.

    Advice to Management

    - Lose the attitude.
    - Compensate your employees better.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - High standard of professionalism.
    - Stocked refrigerator with candy and soda.
    - Wine every Thursday.

    Cons

    - Rude staff with a disgusting tone in their emails.
    - Boring content with no sense of creativity.
    - Low compensation and no stipend for travel.
    - Leads you to believe you will be promoted from within.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your staff more without the attitude.