Powell Tate - Internship - Great Resume Builder, Intense Culture | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. "Internship - Great Resume Builder, Intense Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Tate

    Pros

    This looks amazing on your resume, and you're exposed to top-knoth clients. The most senior-level staff members are incredibly talented, and you should strive to get to know them. You'll learned a ton, and you'll rarely be board. The firm does pay interns, but regular staff compensation is on the lower end.

    Cons

    The culture here is intense. No one actually takes a lunch break. Communication is not always great between staff members because things are so fast-paced. Seniority is engrained even amongst the lowest levels. If you want a solid job offer, you need to go above and beyond. Also, if there's already a junior staff member on your account, that's not great for your prospects. You need to become essential to an... account if you want to stick around. Job offers are not as common as you may be led to believe.

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    Advice to Management

    Reform company culture to be more supportive. Also, the fast-paced culture can sometimes be detrimental to the quality of the work that is produced.

    Powell Tate2018-05-05

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Best Internship Experience--by far!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Digital Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Tate

    Pros

    -amazing company culture -ability to work across multiple teams -always busy, always working directly on client work -the intern work is equivalent of an AAE or AE -if you have a specific interest, employees will work to ensure you get exposed to it (i.e. analytics)

    Cons

    -for those trying to get hired, you won't know until the very very end of your internship, which is quite stressful (however, they do emphasize that if they are hiring, they are going to choose someone they've invested more in the company than an outsider)

    Advice to Management

    -make sure the work interns are doing grows to maximize their invaluableness to the team

    Powell Tate2017-09-20
  2. "Former Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Tate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great opportunity to get started in the field of communications, one of the more flexible agencies in D.C., great opportunity to build reporter connections nationally

    Cons

    Senior staff is fairly resistant to change, diversity was an issue, hard to move up the chain, often junior staff is given the responsibility of mid-level executives without any additional compensation, accounts are much more public affairs focused than anything--so little room for creativity

    Powell Tate2019-12-05

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