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Updated Sep 7, 2021

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3.6
90%
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74%
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Porter Novelli CEO David Bentley
David Bentley
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, tremendous history, pockets of excellence(in 12 reviews)

  • "Fun and interactive culture with weekly happy hours and book clubs and good work/life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, low pay, a lot of work(in 10 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be challenging(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great company with wonderful company culture in LA.

      Apr 8, 2021 - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good client roster, great people working here that are smart and driven. Flexible work times during COVID, very little micro managing and employees are trusted to work autonomously.

      Cons

      Can be slow to move as typical in most corporate settings. Multiple rounds of revisions, checks and several upper management weighing in on each document can hinder efficiency sometimes (a bit too top heavy- lots of VPs and upper management but few folks at lower levels to actually draft materials and implement plans on some accounts). This can lead to junior staffing working longer hours and feeing overwhelmed. Can be slow with promotions and you really have to drive your own career progress and hound people to lay out a plan for moving you up and get them to stick to it. Have to be very autonomous with finding someone to truly mentor you and continue to grow or else can get stuck in your role. A few solid had been told they were up for a promotion at yearly reviews and 9 months or so later were still waiting for them to make good on that move.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great organization

      Mar 31, 2021 - Vice President, Creative Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Worked in a culture of purpose.

      Cons

      None that come to mind.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Reorg kinks aside

      Jul 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      PN is a great place to work with amazing people. You will definitely have opportunities to learn and grow.

      Cons

      The agency is going through a reorg right now and there are some kinks to work out.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Flexible hours

      Aug 3, 2021 - Supervisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      depending on the manager, the company is flexible on when the work is done

      Cons

      Overworked and underpaid. The HR team needs to be revamped.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Heartless management

      Aug 13, 2021 - Vice President 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Name recognition. Working with some great clients.

      Cons

      Sinking ship. Senior management are only in it for themselves and have created a culture where they look only to prolong their careers, not build and guide the careers of others.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Review

      Jul 1, 2021 - Creative Producer in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Allows you the ability to be creative and work with highly intelligent people.

      Cons

      Management plays favorites and will look for ways to push you out.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      It’s what you make of it

      May 12, 2021 - Vice President in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Long hours, lots of work, constant change, weak leadership but fertile ground for learning, wear lots of hats, teaches you resiliency and how to deal with clients which is a transferable skill

      Cons

      Can be toxic with lack of info flow

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      May 12, 2021 - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fun culture, DE&I, lots of opportunity

      Cons

      Long hours, heavy workloads, low-end salaries

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice people / crazy schedule

      Apr 20, 2021 - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice people; Health practice is booming

      Cons

      Work-life balance; irregular promotions and raises

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Short summary of my experience with PN

      Apr 26, 2021 - PR Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I found them a friendly bunch from a diverse background

      Cons

      LACK OF COHESION BETWEEN UNITS

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