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Hill+Knowlton Strategies Reviews

Updated 7 Nov 2019

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3.0
48%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Hill+Knowlton Strategies CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva
AnnaMaria DeSalva
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "H&K hosts some of the smartest, most brilliant minds I have ever met(in 38 reviews)

  • "Great people and the company takes care of you(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "No concept of work life balance; impossible to take a vacation; don’t even think of receiving a raise(in 35 reviews)

  • "It seemed like people were stretched thin and frequently worked long hours(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Recommended for people to start their careers"

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    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

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2018-10-29
  2. "A great company let to bleed"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    talented colleagues excellent collaboration across the network

    Cons

    bangalore office is absolutely ill-equipped too many senior management changes no attention to employee welfare and engagement by HR bangalore office is neglected by management in delhi

    Advice to Management

    value your employees, especially high performers, at least the ones that are still there. they are with you only because of their passion and commitment get a new office for bangalore otherwise no one new will join the 'corner in the jwt office

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2019-08-28
  3. "Not applicable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a WPP company and my team is really cooperative.

    Cons

    The company is not doing good and it's been quite sometime here.

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2019-06-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work! It's better to stay jobless!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time

    Pros

    The India office is plagued with politics and incompetent practice leads, be it internal or with the region (Dubai) that it's managed by. They one thing good about the company is that they are experts at fooling prospective clients into believing that the company is even remotely stable.

    Cons

    Highly unprofessional. Incompetent practice leads. Absolutely unprofessional. Zero to negative employee issue adressal programme.

    Advice to Management

    There is no point having town halls and propagating One H+K when you cannot come to support either your colleagues or other offices which are going down under when it comes to business.

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2019-07-15
  5. "Decent work place"

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    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 Strategies2019-04-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    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

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2019-02-05
  7. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for 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

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2018-08-20
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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

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

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2018-07-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "review so far"

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    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

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2017-09-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "terrible employer"

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

    I worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies full-time for 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

    Hill+Knowlton Strategies2017-05-04
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