Weber Shandwick

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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
190 Reviews
3.8
190 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Collaborative office; phenomenal resources; good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great opportunities to work with great clients (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is definitely tough - but that also comes with the industry (in 19 reviews)

  • The work/life balance tends to shift to the work side of the scale, so be prepared for long hours (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Learned Tons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Weber Shandwick as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I learned so much in my short time here. They really do work you hare as an intern - which in a long run is a great thing. The next firm I went on to could see the great experience I gained from Weber Shandwick.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems like the place is a bit of factory - like everyone is just a cog in the wheel. I guess that goes along with the corporate culture though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make everyone feel equally important, and that they are actually adding a unique benefit to the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's Got What You Need (And MUCH More)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Honestly, there's so little that I can complain about. We are a big company and have a massively cooperative and collaborative network across the board. I don't feel like just another cog in the wheel and I'm really junior on the team. We get regular communications from our leadership and recognition for what we do as a team/offices. Benefits are nice and make you feel like you're appreciated and that there is a good mix of downtown/happy hours/just for fun sessions to relax. Also, when I need to go to a doc's appt or leave earlier to attend a personal/professional event, my supervisors have been very flexible with my own schedule.

    Cons

    Since you're working with passionate and type A people, we are really focused on the details which can sometimes hinder the overall movement forward. There's also a culture of working late (even if you might not have much to do) and the more junior the harder. Sometimes I'm not too sure what are vision and goal is and how we are stacking up against that even though we win all of these awards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a communications about our goals, visions, and steps to get there. Where did we measure up to these goals in comparison to last year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Chart Your Own Course

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast moving environment, client focus, very nice people. Leadership shows a strong commitment to continue to change and evolve. If you have ideas and speak up for yourself then this is the type of culture that will let you chart your own course.

    Cons

    Could improve knowledge sharing (cross practice / cross office) and new hire onboarding. Given the rapid pace of change at the moment both are important to stay ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Very smart and talented employees as well as great and well-known clients! Weber has very high standards that allow us to attract "the best of the best". There are vast opportunities to get cross-trained or mentored.

    Cons

    Employees need to be more vocal about opportunities or programs within the company that they may be interested in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Consumer Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick as an intern

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking and fun office environment. People genuinely care about the clients they work for.

    Cons

    Managers of separate accounts don't communicate with each other, sometimes leaving the interns confused and spread thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

  7.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Graphic Design Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Weber Shandwick as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent Internship program. Didn't feel like an "intern" but more so an actual team member. Great culture, well structured, projects flowed were scheduled well in advanced, young co-workers, good variety of clients

    Cons

    Work Life balance can be a little crazy at times, but you'll experience that at an agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Such a wonderful experience so far!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've never had the opportunity to be exposed to so many senior leaders so quickly in a position. So many great opportunities to help drive visible change. The benefits here are far superior to my prior Fortune 100 employer.

    Cons

    Sometimes it would be helpful to have the opportunity to meet employees from other offices, especially when you work with them frequently, but I feel like this will come in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very talented employees - smart, passionate about the work, and fun. The company offers a lot of opportunities to attend internal training and lunch and learns. The brands we work with are some of the biggest in the world. The office culture in Boston is great.

    Cons

    Budgets to attend external workshops and conferences are sometimes vague. Some people seem to have these opportunities and others are told we don't have the budget. More consistency is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, Great Brands, Great Global Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    The third agency I've worked for in my career and by far the best roster of talent I've come across. The client brands are wide ranging and among the most well known companies in the world, and the opportunities to work with global teams and engage with colleagues from other parts of the world has been a great experience.

    Cons

    As with any agency, you need to always be on. So work life balance takes discipline, but it's not unattainable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great network connections

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can move up very quickly and have connections to a large network across the agency. You can also collaborate with people from other offices.

    Cons

    We don't have an office that is very fancy or offers many benefits for employees. I would also say that the salaries are fairly low for how much work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest the leadership thinks about ways that they can make the workplace a better place to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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