Burson-Marsteller Employee Reviews

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No support and very unprofessional
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJune 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.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
Hostile work environment, no management support, no work/life balance
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Best in PR
CFO Latin America (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLMay 15, 2018
Burson Marsteller is a very professional company, which employees the best people in the PR world. Needs improvements like other organizations especially in the areas of career advancements and benefits, but they manage to maintain people engaged by keeping a culture of honesty, collaboration and teamwork.
Burson as a part of the WPP conglomerate should take more advantage of its network
Pros
flexibility
Cons
new Latam CEO and management changes
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Worst company anywhere
Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 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.
Pros
none
Cons
Everything
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position unavailable
Financial Administrator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 13, 2018
this position is no longer available to work in as BM has outsourced the finance department
as such, this review would not be beneficial,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Excellent Place To Work At Any Stage In Your Career
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 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.
Pros
Pizza Fridays, Bagel Mondays, Free Fruit, Office Happy Hours, Expensed Lunches & Dinners, Pto
Cons
Work-Life Balance, Costly Health Insurance Plans, Clients (i.e. Accenture), Timesheets, Treating People Like Numbers
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Very good company
Consulting Intern (Former Employee) –  chinaDecember 30, 2017
Overall great experience. Challenging but lots of guidance. Fast pace but team player received well recognition. Still maintaining great relationship with past coworkers.
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Decent place to work
Business Data Analyst Intern (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 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.
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Great pr firm
Executive Assistant/Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLApril 24, 2017
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.
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Great Company
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  230 Park Avenue SouthFebruary 28, 2017
good atmosphere and company morale. occasional office activities like a company happy hour. nothing to complain about. days can be long.
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Great place for growth
ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 30, 2016
Great place for growth, many mentors around to guide you throughout your time at this company. The benefits are really great, the work-life balance is a priority.
Pros
Free snacks, great culture
Cons
salary not competitive
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The best of the teams i have work with
Technology Manager for Latin America (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 7, 2016
the company is confirmed for very professional staff at any level. it's been very motivating to pertain to this team of professionals and they gave the opportunities to keep growing in my career.
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Great people, Unorganized Management
Senior Director (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 29, 2016
BM has some extremely motivated and talented people, but there isn't much job security. One down month in terms of hours and you may be out on the street.
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Burson-Marsteller is a great company but Internal Culture Could use a Facelift!
Recruitment Manager, Western Region (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 26, 2016
It was a great experience. Overall good people. New York HR folks (managing director) were a bit overly aggressive. SF office had a few few snobby account folks.
Pros
Great clients, good benefits, good pay
Cons
Internal culture is a bit snotty and competitive. A little gossipy and primma dona-ism
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Productive, fun, fast passed
Billing Associate (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica CAOctober 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.
Pros
busy, happy, pay
Cons
growth
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A great company to work for with worldwide exposure
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 29, 2015
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.
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Loved It!
Client Executive (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJuly 14, 2015
My favorite job thus far. I learned so much. Team and clients were amazing. Wish I could return. There is a lot of bureaucracy, but every company has that. Salary is lower than competition.
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Good Starting Point - But Little Possibility For Growth.
Financial Associate - Client Accounting (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 16, 2014
Good as a starting ground, but do not expect to advance professionally.
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Interesting
Assistant Editor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 26, 2014
First job out of college. Nice place to work - hands on experience. Long hours, but worth it.
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Highly efficient, professional
Translator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 12, 2014
I worked as an interpreter for foreign consultants. All staff was highly professional and educated, young staff
Pros
creative, free spirited
Cons
tight schedule
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Fun place to work
Harold Burson Summer Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 3, 2014
Great environment to work in. Everyone is extremely hard working and smart. Several employees exceed my expectations and are definitely industry leaders.
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