Burson-Marsteller Reviews

Updated May 18, 2020

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3.1
52%
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48%
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Burson-Marsteller President & CEO Donald A. Baer
Donald A. Baer
120 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, office culture, interesting work, exciting environment(in 18 reviews)

  • "Really like the smart people and great working location(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "An "old-school" PR agency"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time

    Pros

    Have a strong and respected brand which can attract quality clients and employees.

    Cons

    Moving too slow in transforming itself in the social media era.

  2. "great clients"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    colleagues, interesting work, easy commute, fair compensation

    Cons

    back stabbing, billable hours at expense of great work

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  3. "Great place"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Collegial yet driven; set the standard for the industry in key areas

    Cons

    Long hours; Turnover; Limited salary growth

  4. "Need to want to work a lot"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there is room for growth

    Cons

    the workload and hours can be a lot

  5. "Great Learning Opportunity"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Associate 

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very interesting work, excellent work experience on diverse set of projects - issues, corporate affairs, etc.

    Cons

    review cycles are rare and pay is low

  6. "Learning environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in Caracas, Capital District
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot, very nice company

    Cons

    Loved working there, no cons

  7. "It was a really nice position to work as junior in PR"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Client Account Executive in Bogotá, Bogota
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has great and major clients that help you to improve your communications and PR skills

    Cons

    The salary could be better

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time

    Pros

    Well paid; Great clients; Good medical policy

    Cons

    Long working hours; Easy to get burnt out

  9. "Manager"

    4.0
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    Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller for more than a year

    Pros

    Significant variety of work and experience. Ability to find the type of work that suites your strengths.

    Cons

    Competitive environment and not much of a work/life balance.

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  10. "Horrible company to start your career"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only thing that you can get from here is a global name value. That's it.

    Cons

    Probably BM Korea has the most highest turnover rate in this industry.

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