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Hill+Knowlton Strategies CEO Jack Martin
Jack Martin
85 Ratings
Pros
  • "H&K hosts some of the smartest, most brilliant minds I have ever met(in 33 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance is fantastic(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Directors expect you to have no work life balance(in 29 reviews)

  • "long hours where working overtime is the norm and expected(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies for more than a year

      Pros

      Great benefits and able to gain lots of experience

      Cons

      Fast paced, can be hard to catch up sometimes

      Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

      March 1, 2019Global Communications + Culture Director

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We value your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience with H+K! If you have any further feedback you’d like to share, please email us at feedback@hkstrategies.com.

    • "Great Atmosphere, Great People"

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      Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Opportunities to work within different specializations and teams across globe; great benefits, including significant paternity leave

      Cons

      Pay not quite on par with competitors

      Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

      March 19, 2019Global Communications + Culture Director

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We’re so pleased you’re having a great experience, and are glad you’re with us! Compensation is based on a number of individual and corporate variables. Our HR team conducts regular compensation audits in an effort to keep pace with ...

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    • "Great clients, Poor Working Environment"

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      Former Employee - Junior Account Executive in Miami, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great clients and great benefits

      Cons

      Poor working environment, poor salary, poor upper management; no work/life balance; unrealistic expectations

    • "Alright"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

        Pros

        The people are nice, office leaders care about employees

        Cons

        Overall, the company can be disorganized

        Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

        March 1, 2019Global Communications + Culture Director

        Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We’re pleased to hear you’re having a great experience with our people and office leaders! We value your input and would love to hear more about your experience and how we can improve. Please email us additional feedback at feedback@hkstrategies.com.

      • Helpful (2)

        "Think Twice"

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        Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Think carefully before accepting a role at H+K. It's an agency in decline and one that is heavily scrutinized within the WPP system due to its poor leadership and difficulty to attract and grow business. This contributes to a toxic culture and a maniacally political environment (particularly at the senior levels) that permeates the entire agency. In short, it's a dumpster fire - but still has yet to hit rock bottom.

        Cons

        Toxic environment. Political quagmire. Unclear future as an agency.

        Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

        February 21, 2019Global Communications + Culture Director

        Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Our people are our greatest asset, and we’re always looking for ways to enhance the employee experience at H+K. We’re sorry your experience hasn’t been all that it could, and we would like to hear more from you to help us improve. ...

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        "Fellow"

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        Former Employee - Fellow 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        amazing co-workers, great learning-curve, awesome clients and benefits. You can go in not knowing much about PR and come out with so much experience and knowledge.

        Cons

        Upper management, "People leader" as they call it, is completely disorganized and out for his/her self. The lack of communication towards the end was completely unprofessional. After five months of preforming with great review, upper leadership didn't let me know I wouldn't be hired on until two weeks before contract ended. Basically the entire office just sets their day around the mood of the leader, Since there was...

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        Advice to Management

        Actually talk to your employees. Do not act like it is a casual communicative environment at first if you will pretend your employees do not exist after a few months.

      • "Benefits rock, culture doesn't"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

        I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        +benefits, +people, +access to training,

        Cons

        +below avg pay, +too political, +high turnover

        Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

        February 27, 2019Global Communications + Culture Director

        Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We’re pleased to hear all the things you like about working with us! Our global leaders are working hard to create the best employee experience possible across the globe in a change journey, setting us up for long-term success. We ...

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      • "Principal"

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        Current Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Although I've recently just joined H+K in their Houston office, I already feel at home. The people are absolutely fantastic - from my recruiting experience with Angela Anderson - to being brought on full-time to the energy and industrial team - I absolutely love it. The work/life balance is fantastic. The benefits rival even the most competitive corporations I've been with in the past. This was undoubtedly a good move...

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        Cons

        I do not love the We Work office space as there's very little privacy.

        Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

        March 1, 2019Global Communications + Culture Director

        Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We value your input and are thrilled to hear you’re having a great experience so far! If you have any further feedback you’d like to share, please email us at feedback@hkstrategies.com.

      • "Great Firm"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

        Pros

        Great offices, collaborative atmosphere, supportive staff, and opportunities to excel.

        Cons

        Internal communications could improve

      • "manager"

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        Current Employee - Manager in Coral Gables, FL
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great clients, projects, benefits and salaries and recognition. If you are competent, loyal and want a career in communications there is no other place to work. Management team is the best in the business and is totally invested is teaching and supporting the right talent.

        Cons

        It not for those who want to coast or who are looking for a nine to five job in a communications field that is constant.

        Advice to Management

        There needs to better recruiting ...H+K deserves top talent and superstars for the best client service.

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