Production Coordinator (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 17, 2017
One time was a leader in the industry and was the largest independently owned PR agency in the US. Good place to work if single....not so much with kids due to the hours necessary to give the clients the attention the need.
T Professional (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – April 18, 2017
A very racist place to work. In all of my years of working, I have never been so poorly and unfairly treated.I would recommend that if you are a Black Man, steer clear of this firm, lest you be found "threatening and intimidating...."
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 27, 2017
FH will tell you "a personal commitment is required".
What that means is, they own you and expect you to work as long as some arbitrary and ever-changing deadline requires.
Your child has a dance recital? So sorry, client just emailed you their 56th round of edits. Vacation? What's that?: you MUST be available for your client. Bill those hours! BILL THOSE HOURS!
If you are the type of person who is willing to answer emails 2 hours after you have given birth (yes, this actually happened), and come back to full time work after 2-3 weeks from your birth, then this is the place for you! The SKY will be the limit.
Shudder if your client is in a different time zone. You will be expected to work your full day time and into their time. (even if they are halfway around the world from you.) This means checking emails the minute you open your eyes until the minute before you got to bed "just in case".
Pay is very competitive, High profile client base that looks good on a portfolio
No real time off, ever; Terrible culture, 60 hour weeks
Public Relations Intern (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – December 10, 2016
A day at Fleishman-Hillard is comprised of hard work, dedication, appreciation and knowing you are making a difference for the client. I can not express my gratitude enough towards the management team that puts on the internship program. As an intern at FH you will learn all you need to forward your career in Public Relations. By the end of the internship your experiences will help you succeed in even life outside of the office.
A creative and collaborative work environment in which the best and brightest came together to develop optimal client solutions
Managing Supervisor (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 31, 2014
Fleishman-Hillard was the was rewarding place I have ever had the opportunity to work. This was largely because of the managers and the nurturing, encouraging, and empowering culture that they created from the top down. As a junior professional, it was from these same managers that I learned all the skills of a general communications practitioner and ultimately specialised as a Web content and Production Specialist. I love going to work there every day.
Opportunities for Advancement
Secretive and Unbalanced Salaries Amongst Counterparts
Fun culture. Traditional PR is their core strength.
Planner (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – October 1, 2014
FH, like most other agencies, is a fun place to work and quickly get good experience. Traditional PR is a core strength and that team is the best at what they do. Other areas, like digital, are coming along but need to continue developing their own strengths and identity.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2014
Member of consumer marketing division handling clients Sony PlayStation, United Airlines and Nestlé USA. Responsible for media contact and placement, promotional event planning and production and oversaw all correspondence between clients and company. Directed team in the collection and upkeep of vital media contact lists for clients. Conducted company training programs on optimizing use of the Internet for research and development to better service existing clients with competitor information, industry trends as well as offering direction for uses in new business presentations.
SharePoint Administration Intern (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – November 28, 2012
Fleishman-Hillard has allowed me to partake in their internship program in the MS SharePoint department. My daily work includes a multitude of different tasks for both the SharePoint team as well as employees throughout the corporation who have trouble with out internal intranet environment. Most of my current technical skills have been self-taught through this company and have given me a sense of self-satisfaction when I am able to complete a difficult tasks. All of my co-workers are amazing. They all are hard-working and dedicated individuals who know how to stay on the task at hand as well as make it fun. The experience I have gained so far through this company has been tremendous and I would recommend anyone who has a chance here should do so.
Former employee (Former Employee) – St Louis – September 7, 2012
Terrible management style across the board. Very top heavy org with few junior staff and too many managers. You are expected to make the company your life and change your life in big and small ways to make that happen. Great benefits and pay is decent. But it's a 50 hour week plus job.