Weber Shandwick Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 26 May 2020

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Weber Shandwick President and CEO Gail Heimann
Gail Heimann
40 Ratings
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  1. "Brilliant but hard work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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

    1.0
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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

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  3. "John Dannon"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  4. Helpful (2)

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

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  5. Helpful (1)

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

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  6. "Great clients, supportive team"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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    "Good name on your CV"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  8. "Weber Shandwick is the perfect PR University for people starting out"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  9. "Great experience, that comes with a cost"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Brussels
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful learning environment filled with exposure to different communication strategies and interesting client work

    Cons

    Be prepared to give up your personal life and health for the job. - Long hours. - Stressful environment with "client comes before all" attitude.

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  10. "An OK experience"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Consumer PR Intern 

    I worked at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Having direct contact with, reporting to, and working alongside VPs and SVPs teaches you a lot! It is a great experience to be present in meetings and calls with other senior employees.

    Cons

    It is quite obvious that most teams do not like having inters present. You work long hours - your overtime does not get approved but you still need to do it to complete the work you were assigned. You are paid minimum wage, work overtime and don't get paid for it. Also, don't expect to get hired. You are told as an intern that you have a good chance of getting hired but that is not the case.

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