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Hill+Knowlton Strategies Reviews

Updated August 15, 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 31 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 25 reviews)

  • "Long hours, expectations were extreme" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Fellow
    Current Employee - Fellow
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management wants to see employees succeed.
    - There are so many opportunities for growth & learning.
    - My co-workers are fabulous and very welcoming.

    Cons

    - Work can be time consuming, but you do get rewards for working hard.


  2. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of clients, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Agency pay is low (like all agencies), work with teams not in your office sometimes results in communication breakdowns

  3. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great agency, with a good mix of skill set

    Cons

    Long timers stick together and it's quite clicky.

    Advice to Management

    Mix teams up to network more - encourage collaboration more


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with Caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great accounts to work for and obtain knowledge for

    Cons

    Terrible structure , no work life balance unrealistic expectations


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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