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APCO Worldwide Project Consultant Reviews

Updated 18 Nov 2019

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3 Ratings
  1. "(Too) fast paced"

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    Current Employee - Project Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn about new industries, never boring

    Cons

    Consultants are stretched too thin in the name of maximizing utilization rates

    APCO Worldwide2019-11-18
  2. "Some room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Project Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, lots of travel opportunities and opportunity to work with offices abroad.

    Cons

    Get ready to say goodbye to your social life. Whilst here, I felt like it was expected for me to an employee 24/7.

    APCO Worldwide2019-09-17
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Worryingly inconsistent"

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    Former Employee - Project Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The actual work is interesting -Emails during the weekends are rare -Promotions can happen-but is dependent on management's mood

    Cons

    -Lack of explanations/training as well as general lack of office policies and processes-constant sink/swim mentality from Day 1 -Work/life balance exists only if you're a workaholic that works 24/7 and enjoys sucking up to management -Arbitrary and inconsistent decision making by management -Flexible arrangements are given depending on favor (how much you're liked by management) -Work load is inconsistent across employees of the same rank and doesn't allow for planning -Small team=lots of office gossip -Administrative support team has no idea what they're doing; it seems they make up policies on the spot -Only 15 days of annual leave-NO sick leave

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    APCO Worldwide2019-04-25
  4. "APCO Worlwide Project Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, smart coworkers, great culture

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what prospective employees want to work on and promote people on merit not based on review cycle

    APCO Worldwide2018-03-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Project Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consists of people from various backgrounds. Loads of opportunities for transfer of knowledge from other employees. Opportunities for networking with employees of other branch offices and clients. Benefit of working outside of a formal office and benefits of leave which can't be found in other offices.

    Cons

    Top layer management decreasing. Majority of employees are of junior level which are not equipped yet for nature of the work being done. Employees now advised to work on everything, even jobs that are not in their scope or expertise without any guidance.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be an internal restructuring of the Asian based offices. Global should pay more attention as head counts aren't increasing, but work keeps on increasing which makes it almost impossible to grow the offices.

    APCO Worldwide2017-11-13
  6. "Good entry-level experience"

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    Project Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great experience & great resume addition - Creativity is encouraged, with people from all levels often solicited in brainstorms - Teamwork is a big focus, but so is independent work and you often get to “own” projects - A lot of the design work is done in-house, even video & motiongraphics - Opportunities for promotions are regular (entry-level) - High-level client portfolio means big budgets and interesting projects

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    Cons

    - Large organization with all the bureaucracy that comes with it (rounds of validation, endless meetings, procedures, etc.) - A lot of overtime work & sometimes weekend work - NOT compensated - Clients tend to be large corporations with a lot of internal policies, which can delay developments & limit creative possibilities - Internal communications is not the best - a lot of rumors, last-minute departure announcements, etc. - Very high turnover means the colleagues you work with change frequently - Low salaries for entry-level positions (can make it hard to pay the rent in big cities) - Not enough of a focus on innovation (from the technology & softwares used in the office to the solutions offered to clients)

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    APCO Worldwide2016-08-22
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great learning experience, but not for the young and ambitious"

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

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

    Pros

    This is an absolutely top-notch agency. The clients you'll be able to put on your resume are unbeatable, and as an entry level employee I gained access to projects and team members that can't be beat.

    Cons

    It is a very hierarchal company. Junior staff is expected to do remedial and entry level work, and only that. Even if someone is ambitious, talented, and has great ideas - that's often not encouraged and in fact seen as a negative since it threatens more senior staff or is interpreted as being unreliable.

    Advice to Management

    Let rising stars rise. Holding them back and forcing junior staff to do junior level tasks when they're clearly capable of more causes your top potential to leave in search of new opportunities.

    APCO Worldwide2015-05-15
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Project Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Istanbul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to expand your network

    Cons

    No work/life balance, Very low salary, No benefits, Minimum 55 hours work per week.

    APCO Worldwide2014-11-10
  9. "Exciting and fast-paced work environment."

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    Current Employee - Project Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to clients across a myriad of industries. Great global network.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training and mentoring junior staff and empower them to succeed.

    APCO Worldwide2014-07-12
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