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Hill+Knowlton Strategies Reviews

Updated 3 April 2019
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Pros
  • "H&K hosts some of the smartest, most brilliant minds I have ever met" (in 35 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance is fantastic" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "good work-life balance, peaceful working environment" (in 33 reviews)

  • "long hours where working overtime is the norm and expected" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Recommended for people to start their careers"

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

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, a bit more mentorship would be apprecitaed

    Cons

    Too much office politics. Not much opportunities to grow.

    Advice to Management

    More guidance and training to freshers


  2. "Decent work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Friendly team and decent remuneration

    Cons

    Not pushing the boundaries with innovative work.

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies Response

    22 Apr 2019 – Global Communications + Culture Director

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We’re happy you enjoyed your team at H+K – we believe our people are one of the best things – if not the best – about working at H+K! We’re... More

  3. "Decent"

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

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

    Pros

    1. Salary
    2. Don't know
    3. Don't know

    Cons

    1. Flexibility
    2. Not employee centric
    3. Workplace politics

    Advice to Management

    Hire less but right


  4. "Join H+K if you want to kill your career"

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    Former Employee - Director in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Director in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary on time, great intranet

    Cons

    No appraisal for the last 3 years, increments depend on your closeness to seniors not on performance or merit.
    Anyone can be fired for no reason. The entire management from seniors to juniors has churned (normal tenure in this firm is about 4 months)
    No new business has come on board - seniors put pressure to retain the existing business at any cost.
    CEO just screams while the CFO plays candy crush all day!

    Advice to Management

    close shop in India, clearly you have no understanding of the Indian market


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great clients to work for

    Cons

    Work ethos has gone for a toss since in 2018. Org only expects you to keep working with zero expectation or appreciation.
    An extremely hierarchical organisation and anyone can and is sacked anytime for any reason.
    There is no place for an alternate opinion in H+K India. You just have to suck it up and continue working.

    Advice to Management

    Be appreciative of the good work employees do and treat them with respect. They are not purchased slaves.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "review so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Salary is always on time

    Cons

    HR Dept. is very slow and inefficient
    Bureaucracy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "terrible employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    most days there isnt much work

    Cons

    1. bunch of goons running the company. its a far cry for the H&K in other countries
    2. lack of good talent
    3. very poor pay
    4. very bad work culture and ethics

    Advice to Management

    get a consulting firm to fix your work culture

  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Good clients, Decent work culture

    Cons

    Company does not value employees, No rewards,

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR policies and employee engagement


  9. "Good place for learning but not growing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Management Associate in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Senior Management Associate in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Liberty to do things your way, great bonding with team members, process oriented approach

    Cons

    Internal politics, lack of parity in designation and remuneration

    Advice to Management

    Keep your executives happy because they do the actual on ground work and provide them with guidance and mentorship


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent working culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Management Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best people to work with, learn with and enjoy your employment

    Cons

    Growth Hierarchy is too complex

    Advice to Management

    Include or Exclude the TRC team but don't alienate them