Weber Shandwick Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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Weber Shandwick President and CEO Gail Heimann
Gail Heimann
114 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and great experience(in 48 reviews)

  • "Great understanding of work/life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Challenging work-life balance with very competitive colleagues(in 83 reviews)

  • "You work long hours - your overtime does not get approved but you still need to do it to complete the work you were assigned(in 77 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Brilliant but hard work

      21 Aug 2017 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      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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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok place to work

      2 Nov 2020 - Account Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People were creative, money was ok, learnt a lot

      Cons

      Long long long long hours

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good company to work for

      10 Aug 2020 - Account Executive in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good if you are starting out in your PR career

      Cons

      Long hours and low pay

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      BULLYING CULTURE, HORRIBLE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING

      1 Jul 2019 - Designer in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      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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      7 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Weber Shandwick is the perfect PR University for people starting out

      16 Sep 2008 - Account Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great clients, supportive team

      12 Sep 2015 - Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good name on your CV

      3 Aug 2009 - Accounts Executive in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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

      15 May 2018 - PR Client Experience in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice offices, free tea, coffee

      Cons

      Toxic, underhand bullying and very long hours

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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

      15 Aug 2016 - Assistant Account Executive in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of really good clients in their portfolio Great reputation

      Cons

      Long hours for not great pay Little training Few perks

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      John Dannon

      10 Sep 2018 - Account Director in Richmond, London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work for progression

      Cons

      long hours are often necessary

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