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Burson-Marsteller Client Executive Reviews

Updated 8 May 2019

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Burson-Marsteller CEO Donald A. Baer
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7 Ratings
  1. "It was a really nice position to work as junior in PR"

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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

    Burson-Marsteller2019-05-08
  2. "Horrible company to start your career"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire a HR manager and invest to employees.

    Burson-Marsteller2018-11-19
  3. "ACE"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Beijing, Beijing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented and professional staff members.

    Cons

    Low salary package and overwhelming workload in China; Hierarchical structure favouritism, and too much office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee's career advancement and be adapt to the change.

    Burson-Marsteller2017-12-14
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Be The Fool That Stays"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredible talent everywhere you look that came for the name - SF office prioritized culture and succeeded - Flexibility - Ability to punch above your weight (also a negative - see below)

    Cons

    - Leadership needs to change as evident by the revolving door of talent - ZERO communication where it matters; any communication is just smoke and mirrors that avoids talking about the topics people actually care about (i.e. why we lost the pitch or even that we lost the pitch, the outdated and ambiguous WPP-mandated promotion and raise cycle, serious IT problems, etc.) - The practically non-existent promotion... cycle that is lucky to come once a year - Stuck using old HP garbage because of a deal signed years ago that should no longer apply - Mr. Burson's deal with the Y&R / WPP devil that keeps BM so tightly wound and "number" focused that it ruins the work environment and the work products - Junior talent forced to grow up fast and miss out on key development opportunities - Junior talent working at much higher levels without recognition or compensation

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    Advice to Management

    Same advice every other former employee is giving: figure out how to fix the employee retention epidemic and for god's sake, cut ties with WPP and remove the horrible cycle.

    Burson-Marsteller2017-12-07
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Bottom level positions will burn you out"

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    Client Executive in Washington, DC

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller for more than a year

    Pros

    After six months I no longer had to share an office

    Cons

    Long hours, my longest day was an 18 hour one. Lowish pay. For the year I was there 27 low to mid-level employees quit. There was almost no hope of advancement within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your low level employees.

    Burson-Marsteller2017-04-12
  6. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of awesome internal shifting going on with new leadership to make it a better place overall. Really starting to listen to the employees and working on retention.

    Cons

    People were getting really burnt out and tired of a lot of the stuff that was going on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Burson-Marsteller2017-03-10
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunities, but difficult work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burson-Marsteller full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work never ends, and great opportunities come often, however, junior staff is overworked and under-appreciated.

    Cons

    There's not advantage to having a cosmetic company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that all staff matters, take more time to understand those who work around you, and allow the company to grow bottom up, not the other way around.

    Burson-Marsteller2017-03-04
  8. "Great people / poor vision"

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    Client Executive in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burson-Marsteller for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great team, great clients

    Cons

    no visionary or innovative change

    Burson-Marsteller2016-09-08
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Cautious"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time

    Pros

    - Great brand names - Can open doors later in career - Opportunity to work with some very smart people

    Cons

    - High turnover of junior staff - Upper management only looking to maximize bottom line - Expect to work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to a company culture as you are bleeding some of your best people

    Burson-Marsteller2016-06-30
  10. "Working at Burson-Marsteller in London"

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    Senior Client Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to some great global brands, opportunity to interact directly with clients, great office space in London, interesting people

    Cons

    Unstructured approach to career progression, can be an unprofessional atmosphere, long hours and poorly paid at a junior level

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the brightest junior staff are retained by offering more incentives and a higher pay package

    Burson-Marsteller2016-03-31
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