Edelman
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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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96% Approve of the CEO

Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman

Richard W. Edelman

(640 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture"
    in 48 reviews
  • "Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects"
    in 50 reviews
Cons:
  • "The work-life balance isn't as good as it could be, but that is probably true everywhere"
    in 106 reviews
  • "Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate"
    in 85 reviews
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Great company that values interpersonal relations and tenure

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Edelman full-time

ProsEdelman is truly innovative; if you have an idea you can run with it. The people are genuinely nice and put clients first.

ConsCareer paths to promotions are unclear across departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare career progression guidelines and keep up the good work with hiring smart people!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working with the best in the buisness

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsWe have some of the smartest people in the industry. We also have the best employee engagement programs I've ever seen in my career.

ConsWe work A LOT. This, however, is not unique to Edelman. It's an industry thing...

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the employee engagement initiatives going!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Difficult to advance

Administrative Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood culture, intelligent senior most leadership, on the cutting edge of the industry

ConsLong hours, junior staff unwilling to think or do work themselves, difficult to advance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsExcellent name to have on a resume. Many learning opportunities. Strong digital practice. Well-known, high-profile clients. Many employment engagement initiatives.

ConsJunior staff are expected to work long hours, with minimal financial compensation. Minimal on boarding process - several people quit within first couple of months. Senior leaders are too busy to provide guidance or support to junior staff. Feedback process is intimidating.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more junior staff, and pay them more. Many junior staff are investing their evening hours, and cannot always make rent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Edelman is a great workplace that challenges everyone to do their best every day.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edelman

ProsSuper smart people, collaborating environment

ConsSometimes it can be hard to move up the ladder.

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Good place to learn during the beginning of your career, not as a senior leader

Vice President, Digital (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Edelman full-time for more than a year

ProsUnique and valuable thought leadership,
Strong thought leaders.
Top clients.

ConsHighly political, excellence and performance are not enough to succeed.
While they preach balance, there is an expectation to put clients first, no matter what.
Lack of support in emerging technologies.
Lack of leadership development.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you choose to invest in a new area or practice, be prepared to invest in hires beyond the sell the work and then we will staff it. If not, you will loose opportunities to excel, learn and provide great service to clients.
Investing in your Leaders from Directors up will increase your leadership capacity and potential.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Edelman Vancouver office needs stronger leadership

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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

Pros-Lots of perks, parties and incentives
-Interesting clients for a smaller city

Cons-Management doesn't notice highly unproductive team members and aggressive senior staff who desperately need management training.
-Low salaries for middle managers

Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing favourites, reevaluate staff members that are roadblocks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, junior colleagues keep things going

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Edelman

ProsCollaborative atmosphere, fun workplace, great office. Work hard, play hard.

ConsCommunications are often unclear. Senior staff sometimes seem unappreciative.

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One of the most innovative employers

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLeading edge employee engagement strategies, a true commitment from leadership to valuing contributions of employees, independently owned - have been able to keep the feel of a family owned business on a global level

ConsBad behavior of leaders at the local level is often overlooked, work life balance can be a challenge to find

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love this job!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Edelman

Pros-Senior Management is very accessible and easy to approach
-Tons of opportunities for career development
-Amazingly talented co-workers
-Beautiful office space
-Tons of creativity and news ideas

Cons-Can be high stress (is fast paced)
-Can be a bit clique-ish. but in general the people are great

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management is amazing!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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