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  1. "Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Fellow
    Former Employee - Fellow
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to public relations and high profile clients

    Cons

    High turnover...but that's expected in this game where staffers enter and exit campaigns.


  2. "Uptight"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional people and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    In Downtown Austin terrible traffic

  3. "Creative Services"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Public Strategies (Texas) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Support for your decisions from upper management.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons that I experienced.


  4. "Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Strategies (Texas) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard to put my finger on one.

    Cons

    Lots of crazy assignments, fear and confusion


  5. "It may have been before 2010 but that's the only option, One of the best agencies."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Public Strategies (Texas) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top Clients, My Client List was Fortune 10, not 100 but 10. And they were ahead of technology than any other firm I knew, I'm not sure if that is still the case with the name change and all.

    Cons

    Hard to work your way up, if you wanted to become a managing director you were looking at 20 years.


  6. "Smart people, enjoyed it"

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

    I worked at Public Strategies (Texas) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people
    Teamwork oriented
    Loved the people
    Interesting work
    If you're looking for a firm to work for, this is it

    Cons

    Came down hard on employees for billable hours in and out of the economic turndown


  7. "Review of Public Strategies"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very competent people.
    Nice work/life balance. Flexible.

    Cons

    Compensation is pretty low unless you are a Senior Director. A lot of highly qualified and experienced talent making in the $50Ks.
    Also, promotion and advancement is very political.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent = pay more.

  8. "Enjoy working here"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work subject matter

    Cons

    Lots of travel and uncertain workload each week

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "A fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A dynamic company that has an incredible amount of talent working at its multiple U.S. offices. Senior people are often seasoned politicians or people who have serious connections in the political, business or communications worlds, often all three. Hours and benefits leave little room to complain.

    Cons

    If you don't come in laterally, it's hard to climb up. There is somewhat of a clear divide between people who are making decisions and people who are doing groundwork, and it is unclear as to whether or not the latter can ever move into the sphere of the former.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities to junior people.


  10. "Great hands-on learning environment where you can really expand and hone your skill set"

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

    Pros

    - Member of the team, no questions asked
    - Receive projects that are directly used for client work
    - Always open to questions; would rather you ask than not
    - Variety of clients to work on
    - Get paid for overtime

    Cons

    If you get stuck on a crisis client, you may have to work on weekends/longer than the standard hours. However, you do get compensated accordingly. You also might be given similar tasks for different clients, but you can always ask for additional different projects.


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