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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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  • "Work-life balance and people are great" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Great people doing interesting work" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Not your traditional PR firm..."

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

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues and truly collaborative culture (not just on paper). Merit based environment -- you do great work, you get more opportunity. Best ideas win -- no matter where they come from.

    Cons

    Not as diverse as it could be -- though it's better than many firms and a ton of efforts are being made in this area

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding ways to show up and comers their value to the firm


  2. "Continuing to get better every year"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The agency works with some of the biggest brands. The people here are some of the smartest I've ever worked with. The agency might be rooted in PR, but the mix of experience here goes far beyond. The varied experience here is inspiring, and it enables us do the industry-leading work we're doing for our clients.

    Cons

    Stress on bottom lines has lead to fewer opportunities for team outings to strengthen the employee culture. Important not to lose a touch of fun in the mix.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways employees can have their voices heard internally without needing to do so by external means.

  3. "Solid"

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    Former Employee - Account in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting clients, solid PR work.

    Cons

    IPG ownership
    Sr Mgmnt have been in it together for a long time, aren't open to new-comers
    Rooted in legacy PR practices


  4. "some people are nice/some are shady"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's some really nice people
    You get some great experience
    Lots of great benefits
    Great opportunities to build your experience

    Cons

    No communication from management.
    Bottom line, work ethic isn't really as important as your popularity.
    If you kiss butt and are a phony, no matter how much you work, you'll be just fine.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Open and engaging environment. Many ways to get involved and increase your experience and constant opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    Salary is a little below average for similar positions.


  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Dependable, Good Clients, Upward Movement

    Cons

    large corporate company, not nimble


  7. "not ideal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The hours and balance were decent

    Cons

    everything and everyone else there

  8. "Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Weber Shandwick (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were a lot of interns which made for a fun environment. They had a structured internship program and allowed for interns to get involved in a variety of industries.

    Cons

    The work load was on the lighter side the majority of the time.


  9. "Pretty friendly working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    worked there as an intern and was a really good experience. You can learn real stuff there

    Cons

    The structure is not as flat as imagined


  10. "Copywriter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    Too much social writing unfortunately