APCO Worldwide Project Consultant Reviews

Updated 6 May 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work At"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, very interested in employees' professional development, lots of flexibility, and good opportunities for international experience

    Cons

    Low pay compared to similar firms, executives have made a number of questionable decisions about firm direction and clients

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environnement with stimulating work and amazing colleagues"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Caring work environnement - Challenging and stimulating work - Opportunities to grow within an office but also in the global network

    Cons

    - Working hours (sometimes) but when you're with fun colleagues it's doable.


  3. "Some room for improvement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Worldwide Response

    October 18, 2019

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m glad that you had lots of opportunities and enjoyed the environment, although I am concerned about your comments on the work/life balance and I would really like to understand more about that, as we value employee wellbeing very highly. Please do get in touch for a confidential discussion about how we can improve this. Alison Chisnell, Global Talent Director achisnell@apcoworldwide.com

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Worryingly inconsistent"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. "APCO Worlwide Project Consultant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Consultant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  7. "Good entry-level experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    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)

  8. Helpful (4)

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  9. Helpful (8)

    "Project Consultant"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting and fast-paced work environment."

    4.0
    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.

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