Edelman Reviews

Updated 16 September, 2014
Updated 16 September, 2014
873 Reviews
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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman
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Review Highlights

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.  

    I love this job!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management is amazing!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    talented people, good work/life balance, interest in personal growth

    Cons

    compensation is not up to par

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep your employees happy and stick around pay competitive market rates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PR Intern  in  San Mateo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - PR Intern in San Mateo, CA (US)

    I worked at Edelman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Company values and overall experience- learning from the best

    Cons

    work-life balance for full time employees seemed off, but my experience was great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to learn but little work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Pros

    If you are proactive and make yourself visible there are great learning opportunities, it is like a practical college education, you learn by doing and could have the chance to do some very interesting work. Great international network and lots of available resources. Opportunities to work abroad exist.

    Cons

    Work hours are long and no overtime pay, you have to give blood sweat and tears before you start getting payed at an acceptable level and if you are unlucky with management you will be stuck in the same position/salary for ages. Creativity isn't as celebrated as they claim it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and inclusion is how your team will feel it's worth the late hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best agency

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman

    Pros

    Fun, collaborative work environment. Really good relationships with top clients.

    Cons

    The pay here is a little too low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Healthcare Freelance Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freelancer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Freelancer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Edelman as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and smart.

    Cons

    For my particular position, there was a lot of solo travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fostering junior talent and freelancer opportunities are very fulfilling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edelman

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunity at a well reputed company

    Cons

    Work Life balance not at its best

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning opportunities, fast-paced environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  San Mateo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Mateo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Incredibly smart and capable people, very innovative culture

    Cons

    Too much upper management, confusing structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The Company of my College Dreams

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    All throughout college, I dreamed of working for Edelman. Now that I do, I really enjoy it. It's a great environment with plenty of work to go around. There's so many benefits to working here, and I'm very happy with where I'm currently at.

    Cons

    The challenges lie in the agency lifestyle, as opposed to in-house. That is, however, expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship experience is great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Intern  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Consumer Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Edelman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to manage my own projects and assignments, and my team was very supportive of each other and making sure their interns had a work-life balance. This internship really is whatever you decide to make of it.

    Cons

    There is so many different assignments and deadlines happening at once. With so many moving parts and so many associates you work under, it is hard to see the larger picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain overall mission and processes to your interns. Help them understand where their hard work is going, so they will be able to connect the dots in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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