Edelman
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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman

Richard W. Edelman

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people

    Intern (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI have developed so many great skills in the short time I have been working here. The name definitely carries great status and reputation. The people I work with bring so much to the table on a daily basis.

    ConsThe quality of work should be more recognized. Billing is way too important.

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

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    Great people to work with/for

    Associate Executive (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsYou learn something new every day from co-workers and supervisors.

    ConsAt times, the supervisors are doing a billion things that they can't really teach/train the people working under them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep motivating peers and increase training on digital.

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

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    Simply the Best

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIndependence means freedom from the financial pressures put on agencies in holding companies; Richard Edelman's game-changing leadership; you will go to work each day surrounded by the smartest people in the industry, at all levels.

    ConsThe pace and size will not be for everyone. It is big, fast and extremely smart -- you have to be on your toes at all times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep setting the bar high and pushing the industry forward.

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

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    Great way to get introduced to PR firm culture

    Edelman Digital Intern (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosbenefits, company outing and recreation, friendly staff

    Consinterns rarely get hired, they don't have enough space for a lot of their hires, no privacy

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire so many interns if you know you can't hire them. It's unethical.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and growth

    Billing Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsEdelman gives you tools and makes it a bit easier for you to Grow.

    Consnone as of today

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

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    Fabulous opportunities--with high expectations

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIncredible work. Challenging client assignments and the resources to the the best work possible. People are very talented and many make great mentors, especially for mid & senior career. For people who fit the culture, the "entrepreneurial spirit" is real. The firm provides resources necessary to make good ideas happen.

    ConsNeed to set your own boundaries because the firm will always push for better work. Some of the internal financial structure can make collaboration difficult, but individual relationships always trump the official policies.

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

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    ProsReally love it - great mentoring, awesome manager, and an established internship program. You feel like you learn a lot and get a good sense of the PR industry.

    ConsNot entirely well-paying and very early hours for some interns. Would be great to have more diversity in work - it appears that you can be stuck on an account for a long time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould be nice if pay was higher - also would be great if senior level management interacted with interns more.

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

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    The best PR agency around. Period.

    Senior Account Supervisor (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros-Creative environment with diverse set of employees
    -Impressive and exciting client list
    -Difference-making IP
    -Culture of client partnerships
    -Emphasis on work/life balance
    -Opportunities for growth

    Cons-Salaries tend to stay low; management knows Edelman is a sough-after place and salaries seem to be curbed accordingly compared to competition

    Advice to Senior Management-Continue building on the enriching environment you've created for your employees
    -For the right people, be ready to invest with $ without having to play a lot of the "negotiation game"

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

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    Average Agency Life

    Account Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsI've enjoyed my time with Edelman and feel the work they're doing is good, albeit rather garden-variety. There are plenty of training opportunities and chances to break out of one's silo if one is so inclined.

    ConsLeaders don't buy what they sell. You'll never see anyone VP+ in a training session, which reflects badly to junior staff. The gap between the job management thinks they're doing and how the junior staff sees them doing is widening.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to your roots and remember what made you good AAEs, AEs, and SAEs, taking opportunities and having the hunger for greater things. Stop feeling as though you've arrived and remember you're still in transit.

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

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    Great company, really smart people, fast paced!

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsChallenging, great minds, top flight work. Training is exceptional, leadership cares and listens, strong HR support, very good experience, but be ready to be challenged, it's an entrepreneurial environment!

    ConsHyper paced, sometimes frenetic work culture. Information overload at times, many creative initiatives compete for people's attention, can be took much going on to focus

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

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