Fun place to work but you'll never become leadership unless you're in Seattle or SF
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – 30 July 2018
WE Communications was a great place to work for the majority of my time there. The work was fast-paced, and I was surrounded by ambitious, smart people. WE claims to put people first but it just depends what team you're on. For the first 4.5 years I was there, my team was amazing. Leadership challenged us, but they always put people first and emphasized how important it was for teams to bond and work well together. When leadership changed, this dramatically changed. I then felt like I was just a number and not valued as an individual. Also, culturally WE is run out of Northwest and in that first 4.5 years, working out of Texas was never a problem. Felt just as valid and impactful as a colleague in Seattle. Then that changed when leadership changed. Now, if you want to get ahead in the company you HAVE to be in Seattle, and there is far less remote work and remote teams.
Overall, really loved WE Communications. But it was sad to see the company have less emphasis on people as it grew and changed, caring more about revenue and prestige than its people.
great benefits, interesting clients/work, smart colleagues, global agency
must be in Seattle to get promotions/company visibility, lower pay than other agencies, more focus on revenue than talent