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Edelman Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
984 Reviews
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Pros
  • Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture (in 65 reviews)

  • Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted (in 137 reviews)

  • Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate (in 94 reviews)

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  1.  

    Smart people and fun, engaging work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Edelman as an intern

    Pros

    Edelman has an awesome culture and senior leadership is very approachable. As an intern, you will rarely get busy work, most of what you do utilizes and develops skills that will be valuable at Edelman and beyond. If you express interest in a certain account or project, management will help to work you in. It's a great place to learn.

    Cons

    Edelman is a huge company, and it takes some getting used to. The billing system is a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Evolving

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart and deeply committed staff. Digital practice group is highly creative, and recently added strong new creative talent.

    Cons

    Can be siloed and cliquish, not just in the office but throughout the region. Collaboration happens, but not as seamlessly as it should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Surreal, I still can't believe I work for such an amazing firm!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is my second week on the job, but it has been nothing short of what I expected. Amazing, smart people work here. The building is beautiful, has some of the best views of dtla and surrounding areas. A lot office perks, such as Starbucks coffee machines, cereal bar, snacks, fruit, and paid parking. Again, I haven't been here long, but I can tell that everything I have heard is real and true! Can't wait to become a tenured employee.

    Cons

    None that I can think of as of yet. Like many other reviews the only thing I can think of is the work life balance, but with everything that they offer this is not even an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You rock! Keep doing what you do for your employees. Know that everyone here is happy and feels blessed to work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Large Firm with Start-Up Vibe

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leadership in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Leadership in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid leadership with the open playground to invent and re-invent new ways to build great programs for clients.

    Cons

    Agency life can be demanding of time outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep allowing folks to take risks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Top agency, best talent, becoming a creative shop, what else could you ask for?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad range of clients and I often utilize the broad network of experts you simply can't find at any other agency. We are making strides to become the lead marketing agency. The fellows program allows junior team members to transfer to international offices for one year, an amazing benefit of the agency.

    Cons

    Over the past few years the agency has become much more political internally within the senior leadership team. In the rare event there is a bad hire, we have historically been slow to correct the situation. Better integration across other office team is needed, especially at the practice level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many teams have become top heavy and we must recruit quality junior staff to support our clients. Our EdelU program seems to have stalled out, invest and have a greater emphasis on our continuing education. The MIP program is too confusing and does not reflect the senior teams investment into the business, this needs to be restructured.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Be Challenged at Edelman

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really intelligent, entrepreneurial and fun company culture. Edelman has incredibly strong upper management and overall great management structure that fosters a really innovative, hard-working, and focused work environment. The company is full of brilliant, cultured and bright individuals who motivate those around them daily.

    Cons

    As can be the case anywhere within the field of PR, there are periods of long working hours, but there is definitely a good balance, and reward for your work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Edelman review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, Consumer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President, Consumer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - smart people
    - top clients
    - broad expertise
     - leading edge of PR biz

    Cons

    lack of work life balance
    takes a long time for advancement at higher levels
    low salary compared to other agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make compensation more competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An Incredible Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Abundance of creativity; employees are dedicated to producing high-quality work; professional and friendly work environment; strong corporate values; David Edelman (enough said); strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion; competitive salary and benefits; supportive HR department; blue chip clients; work/life balance; beautiful office.

    Cons

    I truly can't think of any. Edelman is top-notch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being great managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, flexible, and everyone is very nice.

    Cons

    Can get crazy from time to time. A lot of different managers requiring a lot of organizational juggling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The company is evolved and enduring.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, independent, pioneer, creative, invests in the right next big things

    Cons

    We are bigger but that doesn't mean we are less nimble

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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