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APCO Worldwide Associate Consultant Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company on the up!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working from home, great hard working environment and sociable. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Salary could be improved for those who contribute to company success, particularly at lower level.

    Advice to Management

    You have hired well in the last year, look after those stars before they get poached. This includes consultants and finance.

    APCO Worldwide2019-07-18
  2. "Great learning experience"

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    Associate Consultant in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and Interesting work.

    Cons

    The bottom line can be more important than employee satisfaction / retention in some cases.

    APCO Worldwide2018-04-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "associate consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    professional, family, innovative, young, not too busy

    Cons

    low salary, not senior, resources limited,

    APCO Worldwide2016-08-11
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Work with smart people for below market rates"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Work with smart, hard working people - Mentorship was effective and supportive

    Cons

    - Salaries below market rate - Low morale - Expect to work 60 hour weeks - Creativity is low

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries - especially for "junior staff" On that note, stop calling people "junior staff"

    APCO Worldwide2015-10-09
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Slow & Steady keeps you bored"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The firm has a solid reputation, and if you want to work in PR/marketing/consulting, it's a great place to start. You'll learn the ropes, be exposed to some decent clients and interesting projects. It's great to have a big firm on your resume, definitely a door-opener.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for young employees to go above and beyond and take on more responsibility. You get promoted each year on the clock, (and can expect a very modest salary bump), rather than by merit or by proving your capabilities. Lots of internal problems between different teams, very segregated across sectors.

    Advice to Management

    Let young, ambitious people earn trust and responsibility, and reward those who prove themselves. Don't just make people methodically climb the corporate ladder each year.

    APCO Worldwide2014-05-15
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