Weber Shandwick

www.webershandwick.com

Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated 24 February, 2015
Updated 24 February, 2015
212 Reviews
3.9
212 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky
Andy Polansky
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Collaborative office; phenomenal resources; good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great opportunities to work with great clients (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance can be a little crazy at times, but you'll experience that at an agency (in 19 reviews)

  • The work/life balance tends to shift to the work side of the scale, so be prepared for long hours (in 23 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Current Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot's of experience, great people and fun work!

    Cons

    May not be a job at the end, but you have a higher chance of being hired than most places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    assistant account executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    really enjoyed colleagues. Personalities and interests are similar throughout the office

    Cons

    terrible salary. Programs were usually extensions of American clients. Not very active in new business at the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    build credibility for better clients and bigger budgets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The amount of resources that the agency has is second-to-none; the people are super friendly and the culture is very good for mid-senior people. Like any agency, it can work you hard but the teams celebrate and party together as well. Work-life balance is what you make of it - as long as your work is done, you aren't required to work long hours or weekends.

    Cons

    Benefits are standard - 401k, health, dental, etc - nothing creative. Training of junior/new employees can use some work. Very "standard agency" orientation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    innovative, creative and awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The People - Crazy smart PR and communications professionals that are personable, fun, creative, down-to-earth and GSD.

    The Culture - Feels like a spunky small company on the growth curve, but with big company established values and a well known reputation.

    The Opportunities - The chance to work with high profile Fortune 500 brands and up-and-coming companies is invigorating and educational.

    Cons

    For such a large and established agency that tracks billable hours, it is surprising that the internal technology is so poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the positive momentum and energy to empower and engage the entire office, especially junior staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Brightest in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Access to people shaping the industry

    Cons

    Hard to move up in agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, sometimes contradictory in nature

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Obviously a huge focus on the future and the actual values of the company is great- really easy to be inspired. Clearly an industry leader with many good accounts. Fantastic name to have on your CV and had a great time, loved the work being done

    Cons

    The work environment sometimes wasn't the most enjoyable and could be awkward. If you're good at what you do this isn't a problem, but can tend to be a bit cliquey. Also hugely disorganised. Reality of the company doesn't quite match up to the values: aka the company says one thing about itself, whereas the reality sometimes is a bit different.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great agency on paper; but a bit too big for its own good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Many activities at the office. Ability to travel/work from other offices

    Cons

    work-life balance non existent. In the NYC office, personal advancement comes, but only if you push and push for change yourself. Everyone is so busy with client work that advancement is not easy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your junior level staff as humans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dynamic and fast-paced working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Young and fun colleagues, no two days are the same, creative and open working environment

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, too many hours for too little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps employee schemes to encourage work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, but sometimes the work was tedious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Being involved in a multitude of different projects, learning about different sectors and companies, working with a variety of clients

    Cons

    PR employees are expected to assume roles that they were not trained for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    VPs who care about your well being, opportunities to grow your career as long as you're proactive, very transparent upper management which is great for morale

    Cons

    no HR on site makes some of the bureaucratic processes a bit more difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Weber Shandwick Response

    Feb 10, 2015VP, Digital & Social Marketing

    We appreciate your sharing feedback about your experience with us. If you ever have HR concerns, please feel free to reach out to HR VP Jose Nerio, who is based in the San Francisco office.

Work at Weber Shandwick? Share Your Experiences

Weber Shandwick

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.