Edelman Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 22 August, 2014
Updated 22 August, 2014
864 Reviews

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Pros
  • Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture (in 51 reviews)

  • Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted (in 110 reviews)

  • Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate (in 90 reviews)

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  1.  

    Edelman review

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    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
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    Administrative Assistant

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    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 for more than a 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
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    The company is evolved and enduring.

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    Amazing people, amazing work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great clients, Great co-workers, Friendly Atmosphere, Casual dress code, community atmosphere, Office in a great location; Encouragement of a work/life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    No Cons to report at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A fantastic group of people that are supportive, fun, and excited about their work

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

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

    Pros

    * Interesting and engaging work
    * Smart, fun, and always eager to help co-workers/friends
    * Casual workplace attire and environment
    * Working hard as a team when projects need it, people really pull together
    * Little perks like free coffee, cereal, and treats at work
    * Lots of opportunities to work on teams, for both work and outside of work events

    Cons

    * So far I can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote the open and engaging workplace environment. You're doing great at that. Keep empowering the right people to take on challenges, and trust the best people to hire/manage new talent under them. It's all been well so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Edelman is a first-rate PR and digital firm

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

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

    Pros

    Enormous network of talented people, lots of opportunities to advance or head to other offices, expansive top tier client list, excellent reputation within the field

    Cons

    Very expensive, and corporate procedures don't allow teams to be as nimble as they need to be at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being independent and don't go public, and don't get too cocky now that Edelman is the largest firm in the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best Company I've ever worked for

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    dedicated to employee talent and retention.

    Cons

    Technological resources are poor for a global company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough technological resources/funding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Challenged every day - in a good way

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging work environment; strong client roster; opportunities for personal growth and advancement; strong reputation in the industry

    Cons

    Corporate politics; work-life balance; extremely competitive review/promotion structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the little people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eciting work, great colleagues, but constant understaffing issues and little work-life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Edelman is one of the worlds premiere agencies and attracts top tallent as such.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, a churn-and-burn mentatlity especially as it relates to junior and mid-level staff is very common. Edelman loses a lot of great tallent to burn-out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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