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Edelman Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
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Pros
  • Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture (in 65 reviews)

  • Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted (in 137 reviews)

  • Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate (in 94 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    What an amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people, the global network, the firm's reputation, the benefits...the list goes on. As a junior employee, there is a lot of opportunity for growth and you have the chance to experience many different things and move up the ladder quickly.

    Cons

    You will work a lot, no doubt about that. Salary is a little low but the pros definitely outweigh the cons.

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    Professional fulfilling and extremely educational

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance encouraged, amazing employees, encouraging culture, great overall company

    Cons

    The on-boarding process could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the entire employee scope -- from intern to VP, we all contribute massively.

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    You can expect the best when you work for the best.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the coolest things about Edelman is the way it has adapted a very collaborative culture recently. The new structure for accounts encourages a ton of interaction between offices and especially between office practices, which I find both fascinating and helpful for growth and experience. They genuinely care about their employee culture, so whether you have an offsite meeting at a national museum or everybody joins in to do a community clean-up, there's a very familial spirit to Edelman. We do "spirit days," have a beer/drink cart that rolls around every week, have out-of-office parties and always recognize quality work. They truly believe in a great work/life balance. Richard Edelman himself constantly espouses for a healthy work/life balance, so it's a very integral part of the Edelman company culture. I think it's important to note that we do a lot of smiling at Edelman. It's great to work for the #1 PR firm in the world, but it's also really great when everybody else enjoys it as much as you do.

    Cons

    Whenever I've had an issue at Edelman, I've been able to talk through it with somebody higher up and either come to a resolution, so I really don't have any big "cons" since the company has been so responsive to concerns and issues that arise. I think my only issue would be that the review process needs to be revisited with a critical eye. Though, on paper, reviews, advancements and compensation adjustments take place twice a year, they really only happens once a year with the turn of the fiscal. Most other firms review fluidly or at least four times a year and I think quarterly reviews would be a great adjustment.

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    Blazing a trail for the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart and talented workforce. This company gets it, sees where the industry is going. Ability to meld social/traditional/digital/measurement = best-in-class. Unlimited ambition, which can be infectious (in a good way). Diversity of coworkers makes every day an adventure.

    Cons

    Divergence of traditional and digital mediums is both a blessing and a curse, but the savvy of our department heads stack the deck in Edelman's favor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue respecting the talent and vision our junior staff embodies. They will be the leadership, soon enough.

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    Great environment, great people, great opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    opportunities for growth, company values, positive environment, encouraging upper management, interesting work

    Cons

    Compensation could be better for top preformers on lower levels

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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful people, wonderful work, wonderful experience thus far.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Consistently challenged, but supported. Compensation is above average, and the company culture is amazing.

    Cons

    As with any corporate job, politics do come into play, but not enough to interfere with day-to-day work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, environment; endless opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work with the best people, great benefits, always opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Hiring or transferring process is cumbersome

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Edelman is a company that values not only its client relationships but also its employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Edelman values its employees and looks to retain top talent by offering excellent benefits and investing in employees. Edelman's work culture is phenomenal and even though there are 67 different offices, every time I go to a new office, its cool to see that the people are the same in each office.

    Cons

    As is agency style, sometimes you will work long hours, but there is no company I'd rather work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the junior employees as much responsibility as you can.

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    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    Smart leadership, great clients, fun work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EVP in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - EVP in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    > We represent many of the best brands in the world
     > We help influence important decisions in the world's boardrooms as well as legislative houses

    Cons

    There's so much to do and never enough time to do it, so it's critical you know how to achieve life balance. It won't be done for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in proprietary IP, continue to bring in really smart, senior non-PR people withe heavy industry experience.

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    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and very collaborative. Employees work well in forming teams across the different practice areas to give clients excellent, integrated work. Management gives employees the freedom to pursue their areas of interest regardless of what practice they are a part of. Many trainings are implemented to share knowledge and help employees explore areas of interest.

    Cons

    As with any company, there can be a lot of bureaucracy to navigate at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep investing in tools and trainings. Making programs like PhotoShop more available would be very helpful. The online training platform is very slow and has a lot of glitches.

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    Positive Outlook
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