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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Inconsistent when it comes to work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • There are long hours that are treated as part of the territory and industry (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent growth opportunity, exciting and challenging projects, demand for creatively engaging work

    Cons

    Salary, Employee Corporate Culture, Infrastructural Communications


  2. "Assistant Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    You work with creative, intelligent people who support each other. Room to grow and people who are interested in helping you succeed.

    Cons

    It's a large, bureaucratic organization that has a lot of red tape. There are long hours that are treated as part of the territory and industry.

    Advice to Management

    remind your junior employees they are valued and appreciated

  3. "Poor senior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    While fast paced the work was never overwhelming

    Cons

    Senior management structure is disorganized
    Company philosophy seems outdated


  4. "Top Workplaces"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are talented, the perks are nice, the culture is fun. Senior leadership genuinely cares about the company and the employees.

    Cons

    Company morale has seemed to wane in the past year or so. There seems to be a lot of turnover but no replacements coming in. Lately it feels a little like a ghost town.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent/communicative about changes going on. Find a way to build morale again (even on a budget).


  5. "Great company, smart people, great clients"

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

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people who are extremely smart, hard working and supportive. Top name clients.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs improvement.


  6. "Flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    The company is very flexible with wfh and vacation time. They also allow you to work from home when sick which is great. The office is really nice and there are some fun typical agency perks such as alcohol and food randomly.

    Cons

    While I was there it seemed we lost a bunch of business. A lot of the new business that we did win were more in the healthcare sector. This could be good depending on what you are looking for.

    I think your experience really depends on your manager. Mine never really had time to meet with me and I felt I didn’t learn much from them. It would have been nice if they could have made the time but it seems a lot of managers were either too busy or too lazy to take an active part in managing employees.

    The hours can also be crazy at times but that’s true of a lot of agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to get to know and work with the employees you manage.


  7. "Senior Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Good company, very energetic, competitive market

    Cons

    N/A, Great company and great clients to work with

  8. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Weber Shandwick is a top global PR firm and has unmatched opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    With that, employees are easily disposable . Talent is not always invested in because of the "easily replaceable" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to invest in more growth opportunities for middle to junior staffers. Make employees feel wanted and desired. Otherwise it will continue to be a revolving door.


  9. "Constant sprint | Low pay and high expectations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great resume booster for those needing experience

    Cons

    Very high stress and low pay environment, face-paced, at the beck and call of clients

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, maybe this will minimize revolving door/high turnover and employee burnout problem


  10. "senior"

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

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My experience with Weber was spectacular. Great leadership. Great culture. Great transparency.

    Cons

    My experience with their acquired company, ReviveHealth, was the opposite. Manipulative. Pitting people against each other. Dishonest. Stemming from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror.


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