Weber Shandwick Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated May 26, 2020

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Weber Shandwick President and CEO Gail Heimann
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  • "Pay is low in comparison to other agencies and there is no work life balance(in 76 reviews)

  • "Long hours, poor salaries for entry levels(in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Supervisor"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Great people and fun perks on occasion

    Cons

    Extremely long hours during the week and weekend work is common. No bonus structure. Sr Execs rarely available or in their office

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    Weber Shandwick2016-08-02
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Think Twice"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Good training ground for entry level employees. Wide variety of accounts.

    Cons

    Entry level employees work very long hours for very little pay. The attractive office space and free snacks don't make up for the very little regard that is paid to the health and welfare of its employees. Tough environment, poor management with frequent turnover.

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    Weber Shandwick2016-07-22
  3. "Great experience, that comes with a cost"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Brussels
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful learning environment filled with exposure to different communication strategies and interesting client work

    Cons

    Be prepared to give up your personal life and health for the job. - Long hours. - Stressful environment with "client comes before all" attitude.

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    Weber Shandwick2020-05-26
  4. "An OK experience"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Consumer PR Intern 

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Having direct contact with, reporting to, and working alongside VPs and SVPs teaches you a lot! It is a great experience to be present in meetings and calls with other senior employees.

    Cons

    It is quite obvious that most teams do not like having inters present. You work long hours - your overtime does not get approved but you still need to do it to complete the work you were assigned. You are paid minimum wage, work overtime and don't get paid for it. Also, don't expect to get hired. You are told as an intern that you have a good chance of getting hired but that is not the case.

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    Weber Shandwick2020-05-12
  5. "Interesting work, pay could be better"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities. great, smart colleagues

    Cons

    some long hours. client work can be grueling. pay could be way better.

    Weber Shandwick2019-12-11
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Going downhill"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some smart people left on leadership team, but most have jumped ship.

    Cons

    GM is a terrible fit with little to no PR experience. Poor pay, long hours (which is standard at agencies). Weak professional development opportunities.

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    Weber Shandwick2019-09-05
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    "TOXIC Work Environment in finance department"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice office, happy hour, company culture

    Cons

    HUGE turnover in finance department in LA office because of unprofessional, abusive, disrespectful management. You feel constantly under attack. Stress levels are incredibly high and the office environment is toxic. Management of the department is constantly hunting for reasons to find fault in employees, point fingers and shows zero trust. Hard work and long hours are demanded and no matter how hard you work, it is NEVER appreciated. Employees are constantly told that their efforts are not enough. Morale is low, everyone is unhappy and new employees quit within few months.

    Weber Shandwick2019-07-14
  8. Helpful (3)

    "BULLYING CULTURE, HORRIBLE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Designer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good name to have on your CV

    Cons

    - Soul sucking - Long hours and no reward (if you're not working 10+ hours a day then you are not going the extra mile) - Management are not clear or helpful, they bully and intimidate people to get what they want - Lack of support/ training - A lot of bullies, backstabbing and bitchiness - BIG EGOS AND LOUD MOUTHS

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    Weber Shandwick2019-07-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "JA at Weber Shandwick"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with extremely intelligent people and gain invaluable professional experience

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours

    Weber Shandwick2019-04-10
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned so much there and was given challenging work.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful at times.

    Weber Shandwick2019-03-06
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