Powell Tate Reviews

Updated 13 Apr 2020

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15 Ratings
  1. "Cybersecurity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Tate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary and bonus. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Less opportunities to upgrade ur knowledge.

  2. "PR/PA Firm"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Powell Tate full-time

    Pros

    bi-partisan, room for advancement, free drinks/cereal

    Cons

    bi-partisan, long work hours, demanding


  3. "Great people, but would ask for more work"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Public Affairs Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Powell Tate for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was very helpful, even when I would mess up.

    Cons

    I learned a lot, but not much about public affairs. Also, there were some people that you just had to question, how they got a job there.

  4. "Former Associate"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. "Great Clients, Bland Culture"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Public Affairs Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Powell Tate for less than a year

    Pros

    -amazing clients -awesome manager -my team won win week -attentive HR team

    Cons

    -obvious lack of diversity in company -VPs can be a bit biased and give preferential treatment in accounts -lack of flexibility in choice of account to work on -competitive atmosphere

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  6. "Internship - Great Resume Builder, Intense Culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  7. "Best Internship Experience--by far!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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)

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    "Intern"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Powell Tate part-time

    Pros

    I loved working with my fellow interns and those that worked full-time . I also loved the intern project. I learned a lot about a campaign from start to finish.

    Cons

    Work flow was pretty up and down and work-life balance was hard -- even as an intern. My friends that work there now are also not compensated that well.

  9. "Fantastic"

    5.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at Powell Tate

    Pros

    great atmosphere and boss. good mobility and opportunities

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  10. "SVP"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Tate full-time

    Pros

    Great firm with lots of really smart people. Tremendous opportunities learn and grow cutting edge skills. The diversity of the work also allows you to try several different things.

    Cons

    Long term projects can make folks feel stuck

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