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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    The people, the work, diversity of projects.

    Cons

    Salary is pretty low compared to other industries

    Weber Shandwick2018-12-01
  2. "Good place to work if working under the right person!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends

      I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

      Pros

      Good career development opportunities Good social agenda

      Cons

      Some people are set in their ways and not open to change which is frustrating

      Weber Shandwick2019-06-14
    • "If you can, avoid."

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      Former Employee - Associate in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Coffee Big clients Handing in my notice

      Cons

      Quite possibly the most inefficient and backwards working environment ever. Incredibly hierarchical, to the point that management creates utterly pointless, resource-wasting work that is demeaning just to ensure anyone 'below' them knows they are viewed as inferior Horrific culture of presenteeism that creates an egg-shell environment. If you leave before 7, you are not working hard enough, if you leave before 9 you...

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      Advice to Management

      Seriously review why people are handing in their notice every week. Listen to you workforce and implement real action. You need a complete overhaul of your leadership practices and you need to review exactly what work you are doing and how because resources are not being efficiently used. Build those starting their career up, making them feel valued not just the admin juniors. Of course, some admin is unavoidable...

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      Weber Shandwick2019-07-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "BULLYING CULTURE, HORRIBLE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING"

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      Former Employee - Designer in Manchester, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good name to have on your CV

      Cons

      - Soul sucking - Long hours and no reward (if you're not working 10+ hours a day then you are not going the extra mile) - Management are not clear or helpful, they bully and intimidate people to get what they want - Lack of support/ training - A lot of bullies, backstabbing and bitchiness - BIG EGOS AND LOUD MOUTHS

      Advice to Management

      Sort out your big egos and loud mouths around the office. They are soul destroying and aren't doing the company any good.

      Weber Shandwick2019-07-01
    • Helpful (3)

      "I survived so you don't have to"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The London office is in a great location served by several main transport links, the surrounding area has many pubs and lunch choices for out of office, having a big holding company behind the agency means more resources available to the agency itself, and instant brand recognition.

      Cons

      It is unfortunate the systematic bullying I felt I experienced while here from my team's MD and my line manager has been noted by other reviewers. To outsiders, I would heed this with more seriousness than the glowing reviews. The team I worked on ostracized me right after I passed my probation, and the 'mean girls' on my team made many snide remarks behind my back (that I suppose they never thought I overheard or was...

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      Advice to Management

      As the saying goes, the fish rots from the head. If you have MDs leading teams who foster a negative culture, that permeates across the rest of that team and then spills into the larger agency. The unreasonable weight placed on corporate hierarchy ("She's a junior so she can do that, I won't because I'm an associate director" etc.) is unhealthy and doesn't make the talent we should be nurturing and growing, eager to come...

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      Weber Shandwick2019-05-31
    • "Weber Shandwick"

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      Current Employee - Senior Account Director in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      exciting environment, great team, excellent training

      Cons

      Not for those who aren't willing to work as a team or go that extra mile

      Weber Shandwick2019-05-09
    • "Nice place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

      Pros

      Great location of offices, lovely people to work with, very integrated teams and many people to learn from

      Cons

      Long work hours with bad pay and very competitive when comes to promotions. Management aren't clear and don't communicate to employees

      Weber Shandwick2019-05-01
    • "Good PR agency"

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        Former Employee - Junior Designer 

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

        Pros

        Big, lots of offices around the world, progression opportunity.

        Cons

        Maybe too big, corporate feeling, more for PR than design.

        Weber Shandwick2019-04-10
      • "Great place for experience with multinational clients"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        - Junior executives get plenty of formal training. - A great place to get experience working with multinational clients and to collaborate with other offices in an international network. - Met several interesting and intelligent people who I continue to be in touch with. - Very useful to have a wide variety of specialist sector groups for purposes of client referrals, and the company leverages this effectively.

        Cons

        There can be lots of office politics at the senior levels, but not a bad place to work.

        Weber Shandwick2018-11-12
      • "Experienced Professionals Avoid at all Costs"

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        Former Employee - Manager in Oxford, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

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

        Pros

        Great CEO with clear vision. Energetic, enthusiastic and talented consumer team. High profile brands/clients. Other practices act as bolt on offerings.

        Cons

        Business reliant on young, inexperienced staff. High cost/high value clients but team given none or minimal resources. Bloated tiers of Senior to Mid-weight management = high fees. Lots of egos and no clear leadership.

        Advice to Management

        Weed out the bullies. Cut-down mid level management.

        Weber Shandwick2018-11-20
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