2015 Top Places to Work in PR: Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is collaborative, digital, diverse, and passionate. Add to that “super innovative and fun” and “entrepreneurial,” in the words of its employees. 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.

They are passionate about clients and deeply knowledgeable about their businesses. And while Weber Shandwick is a big, global organization, it believes that close collaboration across disciplines and geographies is the best way to succeed.

Weber Shandwick offers a variety of perks that encourage global acculturation and opportunities, support a family-friendly and healthy work environment, and promote diversity and inclusion. Its many employee benefits include parental leave, adoption assistance, back-up childcare, tuition reimbursement, anniversary awards, employee referral awards, tax-advantaged plans, dependent care, employee stock purchase plans, identity-theft assistance and a wide range of group insurance plans.

Weber also offers a variety of wellness programs, including annual flu shots, reimbursed gym memberships, wellness fairs and free healthy breakfasts and snacks. To encourage work-life balance, Weber Shandwick provides extra days off in summer and concierge-style resources through its "More to Life" program. To foster a culture of learning, it provides support for employees to participate in on-the-job learning opportunities abroad, facilitating an educational benefit beyond books and borders.

Webershandwick.edu is the 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.

In terms of diversity, Weber Shandwick strives to be the most diverse and inclusive agency in the business. Its cross-office Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Council brings employees together to share ideas and best practices on increasing D&I efforts at every level. D&I Council membership, in fact, grew by 18% from 2013 to 2014.