Employees describe Weber Shandwick’s internal culture as “entrepreneurial” and “collaborative,” noting the firm’s focus on professional development through more than 100 different programs made available through webinars, e-learning and live classroom training.
“Employees are empowered to draw on and learn from the best talent, services and resources across our network to meet and exceed goals,” says once Weber Shandwick employee. “We seek out people who are true advocates—superb team players that are client-focused and from different backgrounds, and who can work across different cultures.”
The ability to work in a diverse environment is certainly important, especially considering the fact that Weber Shandwick’s network spans the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. To encourage collaboration while staying true to its local employees’ roots, the agency maintains “local culture clubs, memberships, recognition programs, intramural sports leagues and seasonal outings,” as well as diversity councils in offices across the network.
“Maintaining a climate of inclusion is a priority at Weber Shandwick,” a staffer says. “Under the leadership of the executive team, offices through the United States have established diversity champions to execute inclusion strategies at the local level.”
These efforts keep employees engaged and drive the agency’s “Advocacy Ignition” approach, a collaborative, research-based work process that centers on moving individuals from insights to action.
“Our offices offer unique approaches to creating a stimulating and fun environment,” says another staffer. “We demand the highest standard of ethics and integrity, and we celebrate our people’s successes.” PRN