APCO Worldwide Account Manager Reviews

Updated 3 Nov 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PR Account Manager in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, Good medical insurance if not the best,

    Cons

    Nothing to say for now

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Experience will depend on your team"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow and work on diverse projects

    Cons

    Office politics plays a prominent role

    APCO Worldwide Response

    October 18, 2019

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. I’d be interested in understanding more about how you experienced any office politics, as we place a high emphasis on collaboration at APCO, so it would be great to get some insight into any areas where that is not working so well. Please do give me a call or send me an email on the address below. Alison Chisnell Global Talent Director achisnell@apcoworldwide.com

  3. "Work here if you get the chance!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technology Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at APCO Worldwide for more than a year

    Pros

    The people! Everyone at APCO is open-minded, compassionate, and cares deeply about their work. Great visibility and access to sr. Managers, directors- even as an intern. You are truly made to feel like you are a part of the family.

    Cons

    If you’re looking for a structured, timed career progression path- probably not the best fit. There are several roles and divisions you can move into, so there isn’t a set track for career progression for each role (could actually be a positive for many!)

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "A good place to grow, but sometimes resembles a sweat shop"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Account Manager in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide for more than 5 years

    Pros

    APCO is a huge, global communications agency with offices all ove -r the world, and every office has its own distinct flavor in terms of work experience, management-employee relations, etc. My review is based on my experience in one of its offices. The pros are - Very interesting clients - A fast-paced, learning environment - A good place to begin your career and advance up to the mid manager level - Overall, friendly colleagues (though a few rotten apples manage to spoil things)

    Cons

    - There is a high degree of favoritism. - Lack of healthy communication between the management and staff. - A very political environment, which takes its toll on productivity and creativity. - A high pressure environment. Long work hours with little regard to work-life balance. - Company seldom refuses clients. This means APCO bends over backwards to please even its more difficult clients, mounting immense pressure on the client servicing team.

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