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APCO Worldwide Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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3.2
53%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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APCO Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Brad Staples (no image)
Brad Staples
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible in holiday-taking, professional in doing business, friendly working environment(in 19 reviews)

  • "The top-heavy nature of the firm made it a great place to learn from my superiors(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "sometimes long hours and hard life-work balance(in 16 reviews)

  • "Very demanding clients meant that work-life balance was a challenge(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work for some"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New Delhi

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure to different topics

    Cons

    Workload and work life balance.

    APCO Worldwide2019-03-19
  2. "APCO"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Work culture can be an issue

    APCO Worldwide2019-08-06
  3. "Amazing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Nothing much to comment on

    Cons

    Great place to work in both Advocacy and Communications field

    APCO Worldwide2018-09-11
  4. "Good Workplace for Civil Engineering projects"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    * Supporting Environment * Lots of work to Learn.

    Cons

    * Lower growth rate. * No compensation and benefits.

    APCO Worldwide2018-09-20
  5. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life Balance in the company

    Cons

    Not much negative. Need to be more aggressive in pitching for new clients

    APCO Worldwide2018-07-18
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Great place to work for apple polishers and faffers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New Delhi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    APCO is a global company so there is potential for access and exposure to working with global clients and colleagues.

    Cons

    Extreme politics in the India office right from the level of MD and senior staff. Apple polishers are openly appreciated and rewarded - not talent. It takes very thick skin to survive the dog eat dog environment especially since it is a small office with hardly about 15 client servicing staff. Unfortunately such an unhealthy atmosphere also undermines the advantage that a global company brings with it in terms of... exposure to better assignments - bosses faff to the client, the favourites are made the 'faces' on these projects, while an unfortunate few slog behind the scenes to keep the clients happy. Increments and bonuses are also heavier for the favourites. The unlucky ones receive the left overs. APCO India has also witnessed a very high annual attrition rate under current MD since last five years. Again not a good sign for an organization.

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    Advice to Management

    Please understand that such a poisonous atmosphere should not be allowed to thrive. It is not sustainable in the long run for the reputation of the company in India.

    APCO Worldwide2015-06-19
  7. "Dynamic work environment for policy, public affairs and government relations work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure as you would have to apply yourself differently under dynamic circumstances and situations.

    Cons

    You have to ask for the kind of work you would love to do while at APCO.

    Advice to Management

    Be more connected with colleagues at the bottom of the pyramid to understand their motivation level and ways to improve it by addressing every possible aspets including financial aspects as well.

    APCO Worldwide2014-03-27
  8. "(Too) fast paced"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Project Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn about new industries, never boring

    Cons

    Consultants are stretched too thin in the name of maximizing utilization rates

    APCO Worldwide2019-11-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "50000"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    good for learning curve and personal development

    Cons

    bad compensation and politics lack of specialization

    APCO Worldwide2019-11-05
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A very nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart and courteous colleagues make APCO a wonderful place to work. APCO is simply easy to deal with and that makes all the difference in the world. Hours are relatively light and compensation is excellent.

    Cons

    There is not enough room for advancement and not as many chances to learn news skills as ai would have liked. Getting promoted takes a long time.

    Advice to Management

    More training.

    APCO Worldwide2019-11-05
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