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Weber Shandwick New York City Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be hard to maintain if you are on demanding accounts (in 53 reviews)

  • work life balance issues and long hours (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to intern for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick as an intern

    Pros

    - Very welcoming environment from day one and they really invest in your time to make sure you get the most out it
    - Inclusive with projects and strive to provide constructive feedback on all work to make sure you are always growing
    - Team members are very welcoming and always willing to help out/provide you with any resources needed

    Cons

    -Some projects can come up last minute so it can be tricky to balance current work load/time
    - Meetings can also switch or come up last minute

    Advice to Management

    Provide more back ground about resources and groups within the agency to make the most of our time (e.g. diversity and inclusion groups, LGBTIA+, etc.)


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Wonderful people and culture
    -Supportive leadership team that cares about the employees and their futures
    -Lots of smart and talented people from diverse professional backgrounds
    -There are many information and education sessions with internal and outside presenters that offer an opportunity for employees to learn and grow

    Cons

    -Somewhat unclear communication of the vision for the agency
    -Often projects were understaffed or received inadequate attention from busy leadership team members

    Advice to Management

    -Be clear about the direction that the agency is headed

  3. "Fast paced interesting company"

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

    I worked at Weber Shandwick (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing talented managers and interesting clients and projects

    Cons

    Long hours & communication to employees is poor


  4. "SVP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, entrepreneurial, creative people. Great culture.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, need more communication from management

    Advice to Management

    Staff up


  5. "AAE"

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    Current Employee - AAE in New York, NY
    Current Employee - AAE in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good smart and funny People

    Cons

    Some late nights at the office


  6. "Not my kind of internship.."

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Some people were cool and nice, but then some would just look you up and down and not say a word.
    - The perks are cool.

    Cons

    - You'll have to fend for yourself as an intern here. Definitely not a "mentorship" program.
    - Extremely underpaid for an intern, close to minimum wage and with all the work you have to do it's not worth it.
    - The deadlines are close to impossible especially since you're juggling 3-4 projects at a time.
    - You'll notice people taking advantage you, pouring more work into your hands not caring if you already have a lot to do.
    - You'll end up working weekends, and end up getting get ignored.

    End note: I feel like I was deceived in my interview for this internship. They told me I would be working and doing one sort of thing, and I ended up doing things I wasn't expecting. It was miserable client work after another. If PR work is for you, then this internship might be for you, but it wasn't for me.


  7. "Titles blurry at this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, office perks like Friday happy hours, people who I work with are nice and don't position the work as overly intense

    Cons

    Low salary, management not overly involved in career development and don't seem to have any desire to offer competitive salaries

  8. "Great Place for Millennials who've never had a real job"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you love PR, this is the place for you. There are perks, but they're used to keep you working 14 hour days. Office is gorgeous and in a convenient location.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Rather hand out titles then raises. Crisis department is cutthroat and management does not have your best interest at heart. They care more about results than how they were obtained.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to actual manage.


  9. "Consumer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consumer Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic company culture and employees

    Cons

    Everyone is so good at their job, it is competitive


  10. "Great Culture, Great Clients"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work with Top 10 Fortune 500 clients every day and the hours can be long sometimes, but my team is so supportive and so is my work. I wouldn't work anywhere but Weber. It's clear that they know happy people = better work. The free coffee and food is also a major plus.

    Cons

    Demanding clients who sometimes ask far, far too much of junior level staff. Sometimes I was working 60 hours +, but senior staff helped me with my workload.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your staff the way you are treating them and offer junior level employees room for growth. The knowledge of the promotion cycle is what is keeping me motivated day in and day out.


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