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Updated 15 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Gutes Management, gute Entwicklungsmoeglichkeiten, flexibel was Work-Life-Balance angeht" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Big name clients mean that there are high-exposure campaigns and opportunities to work on, which helps build skill and can look impressive on a resume" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Competitive environment and not much of a work/life balance" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Parent company has large influence, lack of recognition for hard-working staff, long hours and focus on numbers over work" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good work and projects. The team i worked with was supportive.

    Cons

    Work life balance essentially depends on team associated with


  2. "Excellent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very structured in their approach
    Good leadership team
    Values and Ethics

    Cons

    Compensation not as competitive
    Not open to change - Can be more responsive to market indicators

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of exposure, great clients, well defined processes, cutting edge industry practices, mature work environment

    Cons

    Will do better with an employee grievance cell or a stress management system in place due to the nature of work and people involved..

    Advice to Management

    Keep your ears to the ground


  4. "An "old-school" PR agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time

    Pros

    Have a strong and respected brand which can attract quality clients and employees.

    Cons

    Moving too slow in transforming itself in the social media era.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time

    Pros

    Well paid; Great clients; Good medical policy

    Cons

    Long working hours; Easy to get burnt out


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller (More than a year)

    Pros

    Significant variety of work and experience. Ability to find the type of work that suites your strengths.

    Cons

    Competitive environment and not much of a work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage upward mobility through business development.


  7. "Horrible company to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time (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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Make this your last option"

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Burson-Marsteller full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    office space/ Everyone is leaving or left

    Cons

    Low Pay
    No Diversity
    Lacks Leadership
    Over Worked/ Under Paid

    Advice to Management

    Start Over


  9. "Great people, but very siloed."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time

    Pros

    Teams are all very friendly and it's easy to get the job done.

    Cons

    Often too big/too siloed to respond in an agile way to changes in the industry/client requests (has to go through too many people).


  10. "an intern experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best internship experience I've had thus far in terms of rigor and expectations.

    Cons

    Good or bad: each day is different