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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Tate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place for creative people. Leadership there has actively created a positive work culture that I have not found in other offices in D.C. Hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    It can be easy to become overwhelmed, especially if you're on too many accounts. Can be difficult to leave an account you don't like.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Powell Tate part-time

    Pros

    I loved working with my fellow interns and those that worked full-time . I also loved the intern project. I learned a lot about a campaign from start to finish.

    Cons

    Work flow was pretty up and down and work-life balance was hard -- even as an intern. My friends that work there now are also not compensated that well.

  3. "SVP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Tate full-time

    Pros

    Great firm with lots of really smart people. Tremendous opportunities learn and grow cutting edge skills. The diversity of the work also allows you to try several different things.

    Cons

    Long term projects can make folks feel stuck

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for working across practice areas.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A mixed bag, crap shoot, hot or miss experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Powell Tate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazingly talented and diversely qualified group of people, clients which include some of the most recognizable brands on earth, and a global network of resources and individuals that blow our competition out of the water.

    Cons

    Clients and teams are really a crap shoot. A good manager and some interesting accounts can really make a world of difference, but unfortunately senior management doesn't have time to make sure mid-level and junior staff is being trained or supported. As a result, many can expect long hours, low pay, and little recognition for the privilege of working for and among "the best."

    Advice to Management

    Junior staff deserves a voice. We are professional comms folks and we don't follow the advice we give our clients. Survey the staff, listen to what they have to say, and make them feel heard.


  5. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with multiple teams on multiple accounts.

    The office's energy was positive and ideal for completing work.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a lack of direction at the Director level within the organization.

    There also seemed to be tension in the office between different members.


  6. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team, creative, values based. Has lots of good work, good accounts. Good leadership.

    Cons

    Lower end of PR agency pay scale,


  7. "Great opportunity"

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

    Pros

    Unlimited potential to learn and gain expereience on a variety of different accounts

    Cons

    Hectic at time to balance work

  8. "A great place to intern or start your PR career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Account executives involved the interns immediately. We were doing work on the biggest clients and it was one of the best working environments that I've ever been involved in. They care about their interns and it shows.

    Cons

    Like any other internship, you'll do your fair share of calling people, researching, and doing the ground work on a PR campaign. Not a real complaint, just an aspect of the working world.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great program.


  9. "Always engaging"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Powell Tate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small teams. You interact directly with your supervisor daily. You interact with top execs in the company daily. You interact with the president of the company. It's a family. I was hired as a mere summer intern and I'm meeting these amazing professionals and learning from them daily. I was expecting the usual intern experience where I'm practically invisible. Not at Powell Tate. Hands on. Real experience.

    Cons

    I have no negative remarks about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I have no advice yet for management. They are doing everything right by me.


  10. "Helps you break into industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good client roster
    looks good on your resume
    you'll learn a lot professionally

    Cons

    long hours, lots of tedious work
    junior staff at complete the whim of senior staff (and their egos)
    some funny business goes on between some junior and senior staff

    Advice to Management

    juniors are in a vulnerable position. be aware of what goes on between jr and senior staff.


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