2016 Top Places to Work in PR: Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers, campaign activators and brilliant storytellers who know how to make every story an engaging one.

In 2016, Weber Shandwick introduced its enhanced Employee Experience program designed to make life and work better for everyone at the firm. This includes enhancements to its leave policies, like The Employee and Family Care Plan, which provides up to six weeks of full pay when colleagues need to take care of their own health or the health of a family member.

In terms of career development and training, Webershandwick.edu is a learning and development initiative designed to combine live classroom training with instructor-led webinars, e-learning, on-the-job learning, self-directed learning and external development opportunities. A variety of apps are even recommended for learning on the go.

Lynda.com is a learning resource that provides 24-hour access to video-based training on a wide range of topics. With a library of more than 3,500 courses available to all Weber Shandwick employees, access to lynda.com takes the agency’s existing culture of learning to the next level, and gives all employees a chance to deepen their expertise and build new skills that will help them push boundaries and bring new innovative thinking to clients.

In the U.S., Weber Shandwick drives engagement in diversity and inclusion through its 140-person Diversity Council, which shares ideas and best practices to amplify nationally directed diversity efforts and ensures that those efforts come alive locally.