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Weber Shandwick Reviews

Updated 9 Oct 2019

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Weber Shandwick CEO Gail Heimann
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  1. "Work for them over a decade and still a big fan"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in changing your role to keep thing interesting, growth opportunities, work-life balance

    Cons

    Competitive work environment, salary not as competitive compared to in-house

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    Weber Shandwick2018-09-30
  2. "Good stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great if you're planning to stay a year or two, its one of the better agencies out there.

    Cons

    Mid to high level management is lacking, already making 300 new plans for the coming quarter while the previous 300 still sits. Benefits are very basic.

    Weber Shandwick2019-09-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship, systematic issues not being addressed"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Generally, people like the teams they work on (it’s usually the main reason why they’re still there) - Used to be a good starting point for your career because it’s a well-known agency, with a long list of big clients and a vast network (I was lucky enough to have had great direct managers in the beginning, which helped a lot) - You get to work on big/well-known clients - VPs/managers generally willing to guide if you ask for help but good luck finding the time... - You get to work with smart, talented individuals who end up leaving because they get frustrated by how badly things are run

    Cons

    - Bad management and lack of good leadership: MD is hardly ever present and doesn’t make a genuine effort to know her people. Worst interaction was when I was yelled at and blamed for a mistake because I was the most junior. - Bad resourcing, resulting in severely overworked individuals: Employees often find that they either can’t do anything about it and therefore, don’t say anything or they voice out and are told that that’s just the way things are. Lying about your timesheets is common practice for quite a few, but not all, accounts. You'll often see people too sick to work or constantly sick in office. - Lack of guidance and mentorship - Profit-driven, not people-centred: MD will likely never fire a rude and abusive client. They've had a string of horrible clients who have a bad rep in the industry. Employees are seen as a commodity, not people, so don't expect to be protected by your managers. You're told to hit profit targets but when you do, you're not appropriately rewarded. - No semblance of work-life balance/integration: They have launched a few initiatives to improve the culture and “work life integration” but it’s all just a cosmetic, superficial fix aimed at being a proof point in their next awards submission for “Best Culture” . - Reviews are not taken seriously by management so it’s often delayed, done in a rush and not handled well: There’s been a few times an employee found out they’re promoted because their status in Outlook was updated and not because they had a conversation with their managers. - Not strategic and thoughtful about the new biz pitches they go for and work is often left to the 11th hour

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    Weber Shandwick2019-06-28
  4. "Traditional company"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great clients, smart teams, looks good on resume

    Cons

    Too many processes, work on innovative tech clients but does not adopt any modern workflow practices within the organisation. Very old, traditional culture. Slow progression based on number of years spent and not necessarily skills.

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    Weber Shandwick2019-05-17
  5. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Large global agency with different practice groups. Lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Low starting pay, long hours

    Weber Shandwick2019-02-11
  6. "working at Weber Shandwick"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick full-time

    Pros

    Clients are household names, great to build your career and resume

    Cons

    Need more guidance from management

    Weber Shandwick2018-11-29
  7. "Great clients, smart colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - One of the top PR agencies in the world, so great to have on your resume - You'll be working with some of the smartest people in the business - Many of the world's biggest company's as clients, so plenty of opportunity to work on and learn from best-in-class PR programs

    Cons

    - Poor compensation and benefits - Poor work-life balance

    Weber Shandwick2018-05-28
  8. "Fair and collaborative"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Shandwick

    Pros

    Strong career opportunities, senior management in Asia very open and collaborative. You get to meet a lot of passionate people in the company and have greater opportunities to learn something new in communications.

    Cons

    The working culture can be quite divisive and political. Which I guess is something you would expect in multi-national companies. You're often put to do more than you're entitled to, which might not necessarily be reflected in your pay.

    Weber Shandwick2016-05-08
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Giant of an agency untapped"

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    Consultant in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weber Shandwick for less than a year

    Pros

    Individual team admin support, big agency name and clients. Relatively interesting work and the ability to cross-practice.

    Cons

    Each practice is too siloed with teams mixing within their own teams. Lacks a robust learning and development culture, especially for growing overall standards in digital.

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    Weber Shandwick2015-07-21
  10. "Dynamic and fast-paced working environment"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young and fun colleagues, no two days are the same, creative and open working environment

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, too many hours for too little pay

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    Weber Shandwick2015-02-06
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