Weber Shandwick

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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
184 Reviews
3.7
184 Reviews
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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 is definitely tough - but that also comes with the industry (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.  

    Takes a position of vendor with clients and thus they stop respecting you and your work as professionals.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture was good and fun though there is a lot of cold wars among managers. The agency has good clients worldwide. They allowed sabbaticals if you wanted to travel and explore the world. But you'd have to give atleast a 2 month notice. Quite flexible in work life balance.

    Cons

    The managers take a position of vendors than consultants and doesn't set the expectation of clients. The brunt of it will be borne by the the lower position employees who will have to stalk journalists to get a story that isn't even news worthy.
    No ethics or integrity when it comes to client delivery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Guest Relation Officer in Delhi
    Current Employee - Guest Relation Officer in Delhi

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, professional Staff and lots to learn for everyone

    Cons

    conveyance a bit of a problem for those no having own.

  3.  

    Such a wonderful experience so far!

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've never had the opportunity to be exposed to so many senior leaders so quickly in a position. So many great opportunities to help drive visible change. The benefits here are far superior to my prior Fortune 100 employer.

    Cons

    Sometimes it would be helpful to have the opportunity to meet employees from other offices, especially when you work with them frequently, but I feel like this will come in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very talented employees - smart, passionate about the work, and fun. The company offers a lot of opportunities to attend internal training and lunch and learns. The brands we work with are some of the biggest in the world. The office culture in Boston is great.

    Cons

    Budgets to attend external workshops and conferences are sometimes vague. Some people seem to have these opportunities and others are told we don't have the budget. More consistency is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, Great Brands, Great Global Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    The third agency I've worked for in my career and by far the best roster of talent I've come across. The client brands are wide ranging and among the most well known companies in the world, and the opportunities to work with global teams and engage with colleagues from other parts of the world has been a great experience.

    Cons

    As with any agency, you need to always be on. So work life balance takes discipline, but it's not unattainable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic Company to Work For

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Really smart management.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great network connections

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You can move up very quickly and have connections to a large network across the agency. You can also collaborate with people from other offices.

    Cons

    We don't have an office that is very fancy or offers many benefits for employees. I would also say that the salaries are fairly low for how much work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest the leadership thinks about ways that they can make the workplace a better place to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Okay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart staff, plethora of client experience

    Cons

    work-life balance and corporate culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A unified corporate culture would make this an even better place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Good senior leadership, ambition to be at the forefront of PR and marketing, willing embrace of innovation, a willingness to invest in talent

    Cons

    The absence of a unfiied corporate culture makes the "experience" of Weber Shandwick widly different from office to office. Some offices are meat grinders, while others are as perfect a place to work as you could hope for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Failure or success in culture building will determine whether WS remains a top agency a decade from now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great ride

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Firm has a collaborative culture and a strong global network. Creates opportunities to work on interesting assignments across practice areas and geographies. Given depth and breadth of expertise attracts leading clients in different industry sectors.

    Cons

    Must be a self-starter to truly thrive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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