Hill+Knowlton Strategies Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva
AnnaMaria DeSalva
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "H&K hosts some of the smartest, most brilliant minds I have ever met(in 39 reviews)

  • "Great people and the company takes care of you(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance almost non-existent(in 43 reviews)

  • "Long hours (8 -7am/8pm) is the norm(in 40 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great place to work

      Feb 16, 2021 - Human Resources Team Member in London, England, England
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      Pros

      H+K London is a fabulous group of creative & highly experienced people producing great work that they are very proud of. It makes every encounter with a team so interesting with a huge variety of clients. They create great managers and teams, constantly developing and growing skills. This is a great place to `be yourself' and I love the `bring yourself to work' culture. The Company is always willing to listen & very focused on retaining all employees. Every employee matters as they are the future leaders of this business and of this industry.

      Cons

      I haven't found any cons

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      Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

      People + Culture

      Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear all of the things you like about working with us - we love when our employees are able to follow their passions and develop their career in meaningful ways . We are glad to hear that you enjoy the H+Kers you work with as we believe we have the industry's best and brightest here at the agency. If you would like to share additional feedback, please reach out to feedback@hkstrategies.com

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Strong progress

      May 8, 2021 - Team Leader in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of progress showing up in business results. A caring and collaborative culture.

      Cons

      The challenges of managing growth amid a situation like the pandemic.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people; great clients

      Apr 30, 2021 - PR Associate in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great colleagues to work with - Great range of clients - Flexibility of jumping into specializations

      Cons

      - Can be overworked and stretched thin very quickly - No transparency on promotion/raise cycles - Burnout is very real for junior staffers - Client work can get very excessive

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good experience

      Apr 27, 2021 - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reputable company; ability to work with people across the global network

      Cons

      Poor compensation for the work required; understaffed

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to grow

      Mar 24, 2021 - Senior Account Manager in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Employees are empowered to work on accounts and improve skills they're interested in -- not just put on accounts that need arms and legs.

      Cons

      While the agency's done a 180 in terms of culture, performance and reputation since I've joined, they're still working things out our org structure under new leadership

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Regional CEO

      May 1, 2021 - SVP-Service Delivery Executive in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Opportunity to work with large clients and other relevant partner agencies at WPP.

      Cons

      Lack of clear business strategy.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      DO NOT WORK HERE

      Feb 18, 2021 - Account Executive in Miami, FL
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      Pros

      There are no pros to working here.

      Cons

      This place is hell earth. After bursting into tears after being torn into by the president of the office my manager basically said that crying in the office was a right of passage. The president leisurely walks in around lunch time and expects you to work a full 8 hrs with her even though you have been in the office since 8:30. Some of the things that go on in that office are unethical. It is frankly a disgrace to the H+K strategies reputation that this office is still around. They are either not paying attention to their satellite offices or complicit in what is going on. In this day in age you would imagine a multinational PR firm would do a better job monitoring their offices and treating their employees.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Experience But Low Pay

      Apr 22, 2021 - Associate in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Excellent experience supporting a wide variety of interesting clients

      Cons

      Long hours and low pay

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to learn!

      Mar 6, 2021 - Global Communications Fellow 
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      Pros

      Great group of talented individuals to learn from

      Cons

      Only part-time so missed out on some big projects

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Life-sucking culture

      Feb 5, 2021 - Designer/Art Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good money and outstanding benefits

      Cons

      This is a PR agency. Clients + Profits come first. People, last. All other business sectors come before design. Other departments abuse the studio and agree to unfair timelines AND budgets. NO respect for the creative process. Currently cheating the good+fast+cheap system of you can only pick two. Wrong. You CAN have all three if you sacrifice the sanity, wellbeing and work life balance of your people. Can’t fix the culture here. It can’t exist without the people. They make up for lack of dimensionality with “strategy+insights” and more PowerPoint decks than you can shove down your throat.

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      Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

      People + Culture

      Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear about your experience as that is not the culture we strive to cultivate here. Please feel free to send additional input to feedback@hkstrategies.com.

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