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Weber Shandwick Director Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not the worst"

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    Current Employee - Account Director 

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

    Pros

    After working at several agencies I would say that Weber is the best option, that said it still comes with the typical agency life challenges.

    Cons

    Raises and promotions are strictly based on time in the position, and are no indication of performance or effort. The experience will depend a lot on which accounts/clients you work with and who you report into. Certain accounts are much more demanding than others but there is no special reward or compensation provided for those who do more challenging work.

    Weber Shandwick2019-06-21
  2. "Weber Shandwick"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Director in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    exciting environment, great team, excellent training

    Cons

    Not for those who aren't willing to work as a team or go that extra mile

    Weber Shandwick2019-05-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Make sure you have a good client mix"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Big name, opens doors - Opportunity to work on blue chip clients - Global opportunities

    Cons

    - Pay is much lower than other big/comparable agencies - Always trying to upsell clients rather than actually being good consultants - Hiring process is terrible and new hires are not well allocated - Always chasing big budgets even if the work isn't smart or strategic

    Advice to Management

    To keep teams and the agency competitive, a balance is needed between investing in interesting work and work that will pay the bills. Also the software/technology used (SAP etc) is awful and needs to be upgraded.

    Weber Shandwick2019-03-19
  4. "Great place, great people!"

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Love the people -- they're fantastic at hiring.

    Cons

    The hours can be pretty long!

    Weber Shandwick2019-02-27
  5. "It was pretty good I guess"

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very understanding culture, good employee engagement and activities.

    Cons

    Not the most creative work I've ever done

    Advice to Management

    Take more creative risks

    Weber Shandwick2019-02-14
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Account Director 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great learning experience in terms of working in a fast-paced/high-pressure environment, learning how to manage both up and down, navigating office politics, and getting as involved as you want to be in every aspect of client relationship management/new business.

    Cons

    Opaque promotion process that changes often and lack of willingness to have frank discussions about salary. Not all senior staff are meant to be managers or team leaders, but there is unfortunately little to no incentive to change bad behavior--which translates to high turn-over at the junior and middle-management level.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a promotion process and stick to it. Be transparent about salary bands and open to conversations. Invest in training those people who are expected to manage staff and reward those who do it well. Stop requiring junior staff to be admins to senior staff.

    Weber Shandwick2018-08-29
  7. "John Dannon"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for progression

    Cons

    long hours are often necessary

    Weber Shandwick2018-09-10
  8. "Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, inspiring people to be around and brilliant clients.

    Cons

    Salary hugely undercuts industry standard, and no other financial awards for good work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to re look at salaries otherwise you will lose good talent for other competitors.

    Weber Shandwick2018-01-28
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director, Digital"

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

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for 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

    Weber Shandwick2017-08-09
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good brand that attracted good business growth opportunity - Good employee benefits - A plus to your CV

    Cons

    - The internal rivalry creates an uneasy and inefficient work environment - Many company development plans are heard but never really put into action - People at senior level are surprisingly unqualified or strangled by their traditional PR knowledge and experience - Really surprisingly to see many wrong-fit in this company when it comes to hiring - Unprofessional practice

    Advice to Management

    - Rebuild your company culture if you really want to move forward to develop the company into an communication strategic consultancy. Get rid of the people who are not good team player and those who cannot move forward.

    Weber Shandwick2017-06-29
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