Edelman Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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  1. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and inspiring environment
    Great company culture and values
    Great place to continue growing as an individual and professional within PR
    A lot of resources and insights
    Offers a huge network
    Roster of clients is impressive
    Creative thinking is key
    They welcome all and any ideas during a brainstorm
    Fun and smart people to call colleagues
    Job security

    Cons

    Entry level positions are paid extremely low
    no work/life balance
    Politics plays a big part in certain offices
    Merit does not go a log way
    Talking to HR about issues with supervisors does absolutely nothing
    They do not care to promote or raise pay significantly until you have a new offer on the table

    Advice to Management

    Take care of junior teams. They are the front line executing ideas and working the long hours too.

  2. chaotic at times

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Edelman

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation, learning opportunities are limiltless. Proudly independent which makes the office feel entrepreneurial. A mix of local, regional and global accounts with some of the biggest brands. Definitely a notch to have on your belt.

    Cons

    Finance system is archaic, HR does not look put for the best interest of employees, burn out is common. Pay is also one of the lowest in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff particularly in busy times. Pay them commensurate with industry standards.

  3. One of the better PR agencies to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and improve your game. Good clients.

    Cons

    Work life balance can improve.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining the best talent

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  5. Edelman Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Edelman as an intern

    Pros

    good place to learn how the company works.

    Cons

    team allocation can improve more.

  6. Digital Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Edelman (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience
    Good compensation
    Fair hours

    Cons

    Over-worked at times
    Competitive
    stressful at times

  7. Loved it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Edelman

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learnt a lot! Challenging and really pushes yourself to the best of your potential. Top clients.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Long hours, and a lot of accounts to handle.

    Advice to Management

    Have more policies for work-life balance

  8. Fast-paced environment with room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A network full of incredibly smart and helpful people, career advancement opportunities, flexibility, collaborative environment with emphasis on creativity, internal training/face-time with higher level network leaders, volunteerism and global opportunities, great health insurance/benefits

    Cons

    Can be time-consuming (not just 9 to 5) and demanding, but leadership tries to offer incentives and resources to help balance out busy periods. Salary compensation continues to be below industry standard for junior staff, leaving junior staff to often feel undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries for junior staff and take the salary concerns seriously to dissuade turnover. Help balance employees workloads and don't stretch staff too thin. Continue to provide helpful incentives (like parking compensation) and continue to push for creativity in the workplace.

  9. Greed Governs All

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent people, access to resources, strong client roster

    Cons

    Management is completely out of touch. There is an overt focus on revenue and profits, which governs all. Junior and mid-level staff are worked into the ground and upper management is under constant pressure to bring in new business. Teams are dangerously understaffed and not allowed to make hires unless the absurdly unrealistic expense(aka salary)-to-revenue ratio is maintained. Has become a miserable place to work. People are leaving in droves.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. You're going to continue losing staff and clients. Your reputation is seriously at risk.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good if you're in PR, overwhelming for back of the house/Finance employees

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Edelman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous vacation days, fun events

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, no support from management, no clear policies, limited career growth

  11. AM

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Edelman

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Established platorm and cmpetitive benefits

    Cons

    work life balance and lack of team building activities

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