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Updated 11 Dec 2019

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3.4
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Weber Shandwick President and CEO Gail Heimann
Gail Heimann
24 Ratings
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  • "Culture needs work, work life balance often isn't great(in 72 reviews)

  • "Poor pay, long hours (which is standard at agencies)(in 68 reviews)

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  1. "Brilliant but hard work"

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    Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the best thinkers in the industry on clients that make a difference in their field. Agency is truly global and there are opportunities to work in other offices. Strong investments have been made to bring many resources in-house to offer clients a truly integrated campaign

    Cons

    Long hours and little financial reward. Benefits are distinctly average. Internal comms can be non-existent.

    Weber Shandwick2017-08-21
  2. Helpful (3)

    "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
  3. "John Dannon"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for progression

    Cons

    long hours are often necessary

    Weber Shandwick2018-09-10
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't be fooled by the awards and free booze on a Friday!"

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    Former Employee - PR Client Experience in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, free tea, coffee

    Cons

    Toxic, underhand bullying and very long hours

    Advice to Management

    Senior management, especially the women, talk a good game about having a work/life balance but in reality they don't. It's very quickly made known you are there as a PR to make them money and it's awful to see the underhand bullying that goes on. Stayed for year. Got quickly out as many do Trophies and free beer on a Friday soon wears off after the very long, sustained days for wages which are lower than the average. Don't be fooled.

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    Weber Shandwick2018-05-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great name, great clients.... not so great other things"

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    Assistant Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of really good clients in their portfolio Great reputation

    Cons

    Long hours for not great pay Little training Few perks

    Weber Shandwick2016-08-15
  6. "Great clients, supportive team"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to be part of a global company; opportunities to work cross-practice; supportive colleagues. Lots of emphasis on team building and social activities and intelligent an interesting colleagues.

    Cons

    Can be long hours and a lack of support from the most senior staff, the fact that the company issues mobile phones that don't work and then expect you to respond when you are out of the office

    Advice to Management

    Carry on building team relations; help to foster cross practice working; help support the passion that people have for their areas of expertise

    Weber Shandwick2015-09-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good name on your CV"

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    Accounts Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Competent management, understanding when need to take time off, training, good location, opportunities to move to other departments, good name on the CV as it is a global company.

    Cons

    Often have to work long hours, hierarchical, often have value of work overlooked, departments do not often work together so not very integrated.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure younger members of staff are given proper recognition so that they feel valued for their input into the comany and that their work makes a difference

    Weber Shandwick2009-08-03
  8. "Weber Shandwick is the perfect PR University for people starting out"

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    Account Director in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    The sheer size of the company and its worldwide network means that you get to work on a range of international business and large brands on major campaigns. There is a level of training, knowledge-sharing and experience that cannot be matched by the vast majority of PR agencies.

    Cons

    Long hours and a tendency to go after every piece of new business at the expense of employees' free time. Often not enough time to truly think about how to deliver the best service for a client.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more efficiently with staff. There are often 'open secrets' that could have easily been communicated by senior management but instead spread their way aroudn the company via Chinese whispers

    Weber Shandwick2008-09-16
  9. "Interesting work, pay could be better"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities. great, smart colleagues

    Cons

    some long hours. client work can be grueling. pay could be way better.

    Weber Shandwick2019-12-11
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Going downhill"

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

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

    Pros

    Some smart people left on leadership team, but most have jumped ship.

    Cons

    GM is a terrible fit with little to no PR experience. Poor pay, long hours (which is standard at agencies). Weak professional development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new gm, stat.

    Weber Shandwick2019-09-05
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