#6 Weber Shandwick

>Weber Shandwick is a global public relations and communications leader whose employees bring to every engagement an unrelenting client focus, a passion for their clients' businesses, innovative and creative strategies and a commitment to measurable results. Weber Shandwick has built a collaborative team across an expansive global network of the industry’s most talented professionals and places a high value on their people, including Gen Y employees. The team looks for creative, dedicated, and professional Gen Y employees to add to the collaborative environment, making them proud to be one of the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago.

We’re committed to developing top talent and see the impact Gen Y has on our workplace every day.

Gen Y employees appreciate working with a client roster that includes many of the world’s most recognized and respected brands at the beginning of their careers, along with working with some of the smartest minds in their industry. Professional development is important at Weber Shandwick, and they routinely bring in expert speakers and offer “lunch & learn” seminars.

“There’s a lot of opportunities for me to grow and learn at Weber Shandwick, including taking on management roles, such as an intern coordinator” said James Ellington, Senior Account Executive. 

According to Molly Roenna, Vice President of Human Resources, “many employees also join the Culture Club to bring new experiences to the office -- from Bulldog Bootcamp, a team-building, wellness approach to First Friday celebrations, a fun, festive way to honor promotions, engagements, big client launches, and each other.”

“I’ve been able to carve my own path – taking on opportunities that interest me like running the got milk? social listening and engagement center and providing insights on measurement and analytics, while honing my strategic counsel skills on new business,” said Molly Calpin, Senior Digital Associate.

Working at Weber Shandwick pushes Gen Y employees out of their comfort zone and makes them innovators, creating a rewarding experience in a supportive environment. Gen Y employees get the chance to become the best in the business when they work at Weber Shandwick.

Susan Howe, the president of the Chicago office, believes the firm’s success is linked to the commitment to workplace excellence for all employees.  “We’re committed to developing top talent and see the impact Gen Y has on our workplace every day.  It’s exciting to develop programs that challenge, stimulate and grow the next generation of leaders.”

Industry: 
Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
Office Size: 
51 - 250 employees
Gen Y Employees: 
73%
Location: 
875 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Fun Fact: 
The Culture Club is an opportunity for Gen Y employees to take on responsibility in addition to their account work. The Club plans fun activities that remind every employee they are important.
Photos: 
Weber Shandwick got milk? Command Center
Weber Shanwick cafe
Weber Shandwick collaboration rooms
Weber Shandwick internal staircase
Employees are saying: 
  • "I really appreciate how collaborative it is. You are really heard." 
  • "There are so many smart people that you can learn from and grow professionally."