Edelman – Seattle, WA
a Senior Account Executive to join our technology team, supporting a diverse… Edelman
Edelman – Seattle, WA
Edelman Digital is the world’s first and largest global social agency. We are an integrated marketing practice that’s social to the core. We believe… Edelman
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I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
My favorite part about Edelman is the culture. We're not just focused on doing great work, we're focused on pushing the limits and finding ways to make that great work even better. No idea is too outlandish, so big thinking is encouraged and expected, whether it pertains to a digital campaign, media outreach, or an internal process.
Another amazing thing about Edelman is the opportunity to take control of your career, whether that's transitioning onto a new team or taking on a new role altogether, or moving to another office because you've always wanted try a new geography, the sky is the limit.
As with any job, much of your waking hours are spent with your work family, and the people at Edelman are what make it great. I love my team and genuinely feel they love me right back.Cons
The hardest thing about agency life, at Edelman or elsewhere, is it's demanding. This is not an environment for the faint of heart or for someone looking for a job instead of a career. The people who thrive here, do so because they aren't afraid to pour everything they've got into it over and over again. They're also not afraid to guard their time when it's appropriate to avoid burnout, so you've got to tap into that type A nature, but know when to let it go as well.Advice to ManagementAdvice
My advice to senior management is to place equal value on team managerial skills as they do on account management and client relationship management. More often than not, managers who suck at taking care of their team, are not held accountable so long as they excel at keeping clients happy and accounts profitable. This may work temporarily, but has a negative impact on retention and employee morale long term.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO