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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be hard to maintain if you are on demanding accounts (in 49 reviews)

  • Like most companies today, long hours (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Great people, positive environment, fast paced, some growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent agency to learn the multi-faceted components of strategic storytelling. Given the company is worldwide, there are also many opportunities to work with, tap the skills of, and learn from colleague around the U.S./globe. Leadership tries hard to instill a culture that embraces work/life balance.

    Cons

    Uneven promotion strategies across offices -- and within offices and teams. Healthcare benefits package can be incredibly costly.


  3. "Good PR firm"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Weber Shandwick as an intern

    Pros

    Nice working environment and moderate workload.

    Cons

    Work schedule appears to be a bit disorganized.


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  5. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Weber is a great place to work

    Cons

    Can be a demanding job


  6. "AAE"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Good Company"

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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

    Pros

    Great minds and talented people

    Cons

    work life balance depends on your manager


  8. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, leadership, peers, work-life balance

    Cons

    Salary is not consistent. Two people in the same position can be making entirely different amounts. Even if the one making less has 5+ more years of experience. It's a matter of who you know. Then HR tells you they can't pay you that because that's not what that position pays, as if we all don't tell each other our salaries.


  9. "Solid Company - Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great time off and decent healthcare. Fun attitude

    Cons

    Demanding and not very rewarding for junior staff. More difficult to be recognized and compensated fairly


  10. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great paid time off benefits from the the very beginning, ample time off around holidays, my direct manager is super supportive and fellow colleagues are passionate, hard-working with a "work hard, play hard" mentality, great ability to choose your own work schedule and location if you still get your work done and go to all your meetings

    Cons

    Often times there is a lack of transparency from upper management about the overall health of each office (since we have offices all over the world), the client-centric mentality often gets in the way of proper work/life balance so employees are consistently coming to work super early, staying late and working on the weekends


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    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture and the people make it worth it. Lots of opportunities to work across different groups, on different projects and with all different kinds of people. Very reasonable hours for the PR industry and you get to work with some of the top brands and smartest people in the world.

    Cons

    Junior staffers make much less than industry standards or what they could potentially make at a competing agency. They will not do summer Friday's and when it's a holiday they consider 3pm a half day.

    Advice to Management

    Should just increase everyone's base salary instead of paying overtime. It's not going to work the way it's set up and its only going to create confusion, and more work for people above who will then need to handle the work if they overtime isn't approved by the manager. Also lower level employees are going to start making more money than more senior level team members,



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