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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  • Inconsistent when it comes to work life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • You'll work long hours under a manager who might be getting paid 2x your salary but doesn't know how to do your work (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "Fun workplace"

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

    I worked at Weber Shandwick (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual dress, bagel Fridays, fun perks throughout the weeks

    Cons

    Treated based on your position


  5. "Director, Digital"

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    Former Employee - Digital Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Digital Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate executive team that genuinely care about the office
    Great benefits, schedule flexibility and HR team to support employees
    Opportunity to shift positions within the company to find a role that is the best fit for your passions

    Cons

    Somewhat still lean on the core v. digital team set up which can be limiting for digital team members wanting to learn and grow
    Senior mentors sometimes aren't available or engaged enough to help employees continue to grow
    Lack of transparency about the state of business and how this might affect team members

    Advice to Management

    Continue to refine team structures and roles so people don't feel relegated
    Make sure all employees feel empowered and don't have to operate in a specific silo


  6. "Solid agency"

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

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, quality clients, great management

    Cons

    Lack of learning opportunities, little expectation or ability to negotiate salary


  7. "Great experience, but time for a change"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, smart intellectual teams, engaging opportunities.

    Cons

    Inconsistent when it comes to work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency is key, and pay your employees more fairly.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Finance - Billing Analyst - Washington DC (RUN FOR YOUR LIFE)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    We always got paid on time.

    Cons

    - The Washington DC finance dept is run by Wilson Law (CFO) who has no clue on how to manage staff (I am not just a disgruntled employee. It's actually true and very visible from their high turnover).
    - Some of the worst co-workers I have ever worked with.
    - Selective brown nosers are noticed and if you're one you will get promoted.
    - Everybody gossips, employees, managers, directors, even the cfo.
    - Managers have no backbone and you will get thrown under the bus in a heart beat.
    - Some employees get to work from home on certain days every SINGLE week and others have to ask for permission ahead of time.
    - If they feel like you are weak and wont fight back then they will dump work upon work on you.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your CFO before the whole finance dept quits.


  9. "Vice President--HC"

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

    Pros

    Smart people, encouraging environment, can-do attitude

    Cons

    maybe we over coddle our junior staff?


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start (but not continue) a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Can touch a variety of businesses and work closely with a lot of senior staff. Great place to cut your teeth—as long as you are aggressive and learn who in the office will work with you to help you achieve your goals.

    IPG benefits are great, plus schedules are pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Too many egos and overall a really poor company culture. There's not a whole lot of diversity, which probably is why creative is usually pulled from the same stagnant pool of ideas generated by account leads.

    Pay is awful. Very little room for growth unless you're in a traditional PR role.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to nickel and dime everything. Employees who feel valued will do better work because they take pride in the company.

    That, and invest in strong creative leadership. Talent filters in and out of the office but without direction that people can trust, you end up with a mess of completely flaccid work.


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