Excellent Place To Work At Any Stage In Your Career
Senior Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 31, 2018
While many people come to Burson-Marsteller because of the name, you will find much more when you arrive. The company culture is improving each day, with new opportunities for diversity and inclusion. The clients range from national to blue chip to Fortune 500 and Fortune 100. There's ample opportunities to grow, but sometimes it does depend on who you know within the firm, also WPP, the parent company. Where B-M falls short is work-life balance, as hours can be long, hard and tedious. Plans can become derailed quickly due to client demands and same-day deliverables. Like all PR firms, B-M does what it can, but work-life balance won't come easy here.
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 25, 2018
I worked in a small office in Pittsburgh, PA where the majority of the staff worked on the marketing side of the business. I have zero support staff and was told to to talk in client meetings. I was never comfortable at this office and received no support from my management team.
Hostile work environment, no management support, no work/life balance
Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 26, 2018
This is a terrible workplace. The management are a-holes with their fancy title. They are incompetent, and no idea how to operate a company. Their business is shrinking, and losing revenue and staff on a monthly basis. There is no accountability among senior management. If you want a career, DO NOT work here. They just keep merging other similar WPP companies until it looks like it is making money on paper.
Business Data Analyst Intern (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 12, 2017
I was a summer intern at Burson-Marsteller working as a Data Analyst for the Business Development team. I believe that the work done in this company in the space of analytics is not great. If you're looking to make a career in PR and communications, this might just be the place to be but the company is not very tech savvy.
What a diverse group. Never the same day at the office. From client meetings to client events. Great place to work at if you are in the Public Relations firms. So many different areas to learn and grow in.
Billing Associate (Current Employee) – Santa Monica CA – October 13, 2015
Burson Marsteller is a fun and friendly environment to work in. Everyone is very productive in their work as well as social. I learned a lot from this company in regards to certain software, billing, invoicing and tracking budgets. When working the most enjoyable part of the day was our group breaks in the play room. It helped to have group breaks so everyone got to know each other and work together. The hardest parts of my days were sometimes trying to keep up with emails. Everyday I had something to do to learn from and keep me busy. The management of the department was a great leader and teacher.
A typical day at Burson-Marsteller for me includes checking emails, preparing briefing documents, making sure all correspondence is up to date and looking at the month ahead and seeing what meetings or events need to be further planned and responding to all client requests in a timely manner.
Good place to start out, but don't see it as a place to make a career
Senior Associate (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 27, 2014
Burson is a great place to work at in the beginning of your career. They represent some of the world's most recognizable brands. You get to work with people across the country and sometimes in other countries.
Co-workers are usually pretty great -- all smart, talented and loyal. My biggest complaint would be with management -- they don't do a good job balancing what accounts employees would like to work on/where their talents lie. In addition, there isn't much training to help you learn more -- you are pretty much left to your own.