Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated 28 April, 2015
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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)

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  1. Featured Review

    innovative, creative and awesome

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Good experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Weber Shandwick as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot about PR within technology department. It was a lot of computer work and tiring at times but I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Tiring, routine computer work, lots of deadlines but worth it to learn pr!

    Advice to Management

    N/a

  3. Intern

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. assistant account executive

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    build credibility for better clients and bigger budgets

  6. Career-Building and Challenging!

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    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting clients, employees with varied backgrounds, integrated approach, encourages independent thinking, vast resources, great HR benefits

    Cons

    being at one of the smaller offices, sometimes wish we client work with other offices was more shared

  7. Full time employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, great environment/corporate culture, coffee bar, fun fridays, cool work and great clients

    Cons

    mediocre benefits and below average salary for junior levels, lack of communication between high level managers/execs and junior level employees

  8. SVP

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great local, empowering leadership and a fun, caring and supportive team. Support of a global network. Numerous career paths and tracks. Great clients.

    Cons

    Pressures of a publicly-owned company.

  9. Surprisingly amazing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are smart AND nice. Great client roster. Passion for BIG and different (aka. truly Creative) ideas. Growing from an awesome PR firm to awesomer full-service agency. A leadership that ACTUALLY listens and is open to change; hiring (responsibly by being picky), improving processes...

    Cons

    Growth and change come with challenges. Some of the people who've been there forever feel a little uncomfortable. The place can't hire people fast enough to keep up with business. Wish it weren't in midtown, downtown is so much cooler (clearly, i'm searching for cons at this point.)

    Advice to Management

    Stay open-minded. Listen to the great people already working there when they say they are being underutilized or want to shift to another department, for example. Sometimes, it is better to have a department lose a good person than to have to the organization lose them.

  10. Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture, excellent benefits package

    Cons

    Difficult for administrative assistants to gain a promotion

  11. Healthcare team intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Weber Shandwick as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A professional PR agency, with a great deal of leading pharmaceutical clients. Interns could get yeah whole idea about what PR works are.

    Cons

    Hierarchy is obvious sometimes, especially for interns. I worked for a team of 9 and was familiar with each of them but never was invited to a team meeting.

    Advice to Management

    None. Not immersed enough to make comment about that.

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