Edelman Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Edelman is a first-rate PR and digital firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    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

    Enormous network of talented people, lots of opportunities to advance or head to other offices, expansive top tier client list, excellent reputation within the field

    Cons

    Very expensive, and corporate procedures don't allow teams to be as nimble as they need to be at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep being independent and don't go public, and don't get too cocky now that Edelman is the largest firm in the world


  2. Best Company I've ever worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

    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

    dedicated to employee talent and retention.

    Cons

    Technological resources are poor for a global company

    Advice to Management

    Not enough technological resources/funding


  3. Amazing people, amazing work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great clients, Great co-workers, Friendly Atmosphere, Casual dress code, community atmosphere, Office in a great location; Encouragement of a work/life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    No Cons to report at this time.


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  5. A fantastic group of people that are supportive, fun, and excited about their work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    * Interesting and engaging work * Smart, fun, and always eager to help co-workers/friends * Casual workplace attire and environment * Working hard as a team when projects need it, people really pull together * Little perks like free coffee, cereal, and treats at work * Lots of opportunities to work on teams, for both work and outside of work events

    Cons

    * So far I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote the open and engaging workplace environment. You're doing great at that. Keep empowering the right people to take on challenges, and trust the best people to hire/manage new talent under them. It's all been well so far.


  6. Administrative Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    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

    Great working environment, flexible, and everyone is very nice.

    Cons

    Can get crazy from time to time. A lot of different managers requiring a lot of organizational juggling.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Eciting work, great colleagues, but constant understaffing issues and little work-life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Edelman is one of the worlds premiere agencies and attracts top tallent as such.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, a churn-and-burn mentatlity especially as it relates to junior and mid-level staff is very common. Edelman loses a lot of great tallent to burn-out.


  8. Challenged every day - in a good way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment; strong client roster; opportunities for personal growth and advancement; strong reputation in the industry

    Cons

    Corporate politics; work-life balance; extremely competitive review/promotion structure

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little people!


  9. Supportive, positive environment that fosters growth, with both words and action!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Top-down philosophy that fosters positive, open-door environment with lots of built-in programs to help employees learn and go beyond their job description. From small things like bagels to big things like mentor programs and company retreats, Edelman acts on their philosophy.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, it IS a large organization where people can get lost, if they choose to not participate.

    Advice to Management

    Please update the GFS - lots of great information is buried in an out-dated UI.


  10. Challenging, rewarding and full of opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It's a place where you can be as successful as you want to be. You're encourage to take risks, try new things and make changes so that you're happy and productive. I

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge.


  11. Amazing and welcoming--great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing, educational work environment, with welcoming coworkers and top-rate management that is constantly growing new business. There is no comparison.

    Cons

    There really are no downsides to working at Edelman. It does not fit the stereotypes of working for a large agency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're all doing. They are constantly teaching and inspiring junior staff and growing global business.



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