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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated 16 Jul 2019

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Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky
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  1. "Business Develpmment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Great learning enviroment in the Spanish Office

    Cons

    Not flexible with the entry time

    Weber Shandwick2018-12-07
  2. "Healthcare team in Hong Kong office is the worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The office provides welfare such as Soup, Friday massage. The MD is considering for whole office.

    Cons

    —HIGH turn over rate within healthcare team, only healthcare team though —team atmosphere —The attitude is “well People come People go” —No mentoring or whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps the two directors should learn to appreciate ur team members’ effort, not just to take creits. And the managers shall pay less attention to impress the directors but to provide assistance to their new teammates. Funny enough that people quit within three months and gather together talking about how amazingly bad the team was.

    Weber Shandwick2019-04-12
  3. "Junior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Smart and helpful people, few office politics; great variety of renowned clients

    Cons

    basic package (compensation & promotion) less competitive

    Weber Shandwick2018-10-08
  4. "Great exposure to the PR industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    friendly coworkers and great team bonding big-name clients from different sectors a number of exciting projects and campaigns

    Cons

    the work can get a bit monotonous and not as challenging at times

    Advice to Management

    keep up with the spirit of collegiality!

    Weber Shandwick2018-05-17
  5. "Big on vision, low on action"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Large company with lots of room to do new things

    Cons

    Each office very self contained. Little collaboration across offices. Lots of big vision statements that don't filter down to the working practices of the staff

    Advice to Management

    Less style, more substance

    Weber Shandwick2018-02-06
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Low pay, unpredictable hours, very admin focused at junior levels."

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management make an effort to make a good company culture, some offices give additional days of leave (e.g. Birthday leave). One of the better agencies in Apac though for sure.

    Cons

    Not well paid, junior positions are very administrative. If you're not local you literally can spend hours a day proofing copy. Promotion slower than in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Give people challenges when they ask to be challenged or they will end up getting bored and go somewhere else.

    Weber Shandwick2015-04-02
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - PR Consultant in Jakarta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    professional environment, learn a lot, good training, competitive environment

    Cons

    overtime, high pressure, high workload

    Advice to Management

    more competitive salary

    Weber Shandwick2019-07-15
  8. "Great Place!"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
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    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great work environment with a lot of fun, driven people - Benefit package is pretty good. Insurance and 401K matching is at or above industry standard - Top-tier client roster with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to smaller companies that are leaders in their industries - Opportunity to expand your skill set and try new practice areas if you raise your hand and push for the experience

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be tricky. A lot is expected of everyone at all levels and although not explicitly stated employees are always on call - Compensation is not that great. HR recently has started limiting the number of people who are eligible to be promoted and keep reducing the number of times employees can be promoted during the year. This makes it more and more difficult to make staying long-term a viable option...

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    Advice to Management

    Do a better job compensating your employees for the work they do. You won't be able to attract or keep top talent by holding back employees from promotions when the deserve it and paying so low compared to other agencies.

    Weber Shandwick2019-07-08
  9. "Great Global Vision, Poor Local Management & Culture"

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    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Global network of talent Desire for local & national growth

    Cons

    Poor leadership Sorority style office culture Little to no onboarding & training Interviews paint different perception of employee expectations than actual expectations

    Weber Shandwick2019-07-16
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not the worst"

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    Current Employee - Account Director 

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    After working at several agencies I would say that Weber is the best option, that said it still comes with the typical agency life challenges.

    Cons

    Raises and promotions are strictly based on time in the position, and are no indication of performance or effort. The experience will depend a lot on which accounts/clients you work with and who you report into. Certain accounts are much more demanding than others but there is no special reward or compensation provided for those who do more challenging work.

    Weber Shandwick2019-06-21
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