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Hill+Knowlton Strategies Reviews

Updated May 20, 2018
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Hill+Knowlton Strategies Global Chairman and CEO Jack Martin
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Pros
  • H&K hosts some of the smartest, most brilliant minds I have ever met (in 32 reviews)

  • The way it's set up also shows how there is work life balance, you rarely feel you need to stay for the sake of it (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance if you're working as a consultant (in 23 reviews)

  • Could spend long hours for different projects (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Agency to begin a career

    Cons

    None to share at the moment


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Well-recognized in the PR industry
    * Talented colleagues
    * Global company

    Cons

    * Clients will vary depending on region (eg. Bay Area focuses on tech PR and consumer tech) which may not be as sexy to people
    * A bit formal/traditional compared to some of the other PR agencies out there

  3. "Rigid Structure, Promoting Wrong People"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work / life balance. Plenty of opportunity to find clients that you're interested in / passionate about

    Cons

    Lack of team spirit and high turnover. Management put an emphasis on process, rather than results, which leads to the promotion of unqualified managers

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to client feedback and make necessary changes to management structure, even if it means cutting long-time employees


  4. "Professional Services firm with global opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with talented colleagues around the globe.
    Interesting industries with lots of ability to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Management was always transparent.
    Sometimes work would go to the few and those "few" would not be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the talent you have and communicate in an honest and transparent way with your employees.


  5. "People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people were always the best part of this job. Really great people

    Cons

    Top mgmt making decisions that just continue to wear away at morale.


  6. "No raises or bonuses ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there aren't any. company reorganizing. lay offs.

    Cons

    they don't ever give raises or bonuses. they don't appreciate you or your work.

    Advice to Management

    they don't listen anyway.


  7. "Can be good, but unclear future for company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, can include interesting work

    Cons

    Unclear business strategy, high staff turnover

  8. "Poor experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

    Pros

    It’s a big company, so theoretically there’s room to move up.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. No one-on-one training for new employees, training comes from webinar only.

    Advice to Management

    Invest time in training your employees. Work on communication, constructive and otherwise.


  9. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great roster of clients
    -Nice people
    -Lots of opportunities to work across accounts and teams

    Cons

    -Communication can feel disjointed
    -Leadership changes have created some uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    -Keep working to improve transparency


  10. "Prefer not to say"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team - some of the smartest people I've ever worked with, and passionate. Nice perks (snacks & coffee/tea, bagel Fridays).

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction and willingness to give away work to clients. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the advice you give your clients: Figure out what you are and work to be the best at that.


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