Edelman Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman
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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. Edelman DC: Great place to work and grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman

    Pros

    Great team culture, variety of disciplines, great agency to learn and grow

    Cons

    Lack of office space for transitioning hires

  2. Best Place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edelman

    Pros

    Wonderful experience, Great culture, and work life balance. I miss working here.

    Cons

    I can't think of one.

    Recommends
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  3. An amazing growth experience

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Edelman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, ethical management, care about doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Compensation a little low, fast paced (like any PR agency), may be letting things slip a little as they get bigger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your guns and follow Dan's vision!

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  5. Well-Oiled Machine

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Edelman

    Pros

    - Processes are seamless and quick
    - Employees are smart and everyone has their own set of expertise

    Cons

    Overtime is discouraged to a point, even when there is an overflow of work.

    Recommends
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  6. Tolle Arbeitsatmosphäre,

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    Current Employee - Senior PR Referent in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior PR Referent in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

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

    Pros

    - gute Arbeitsatmosphäre
    - nette Kollegen
    - viele Herausforderungen
    - Flache Hierarchien
    - Hands On Mentalität
    - Kreatives Umfeld

    Cons

    - Aufstiegsmöglichkeiten begrenzt
    - Manchmal festgefahrene Abteilungsleiter (Methoden, Denkweise)
    - Hands On Mentalität (Passt leider eben nicht immer)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mehr Entscheidungsfreudigkeit an manchen Stellen. Nicht immer ist erprobt auch besser.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Global and enriching experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edelman

    Pros

    Edelman is one of the few PR agencies in Brazil that really allows you to take part at a global network. You get to meet and work with incredible people from Edelman network around the world and attend leading companies of the industry.

    Cons

    The office culture is fast-paced, you deal with a considerable amount of pressure and you are required to be multitasking, attentive and dedicated. You end up working extra hours, but that's standard for PR and comms market.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Smart people in a very big company

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    Current Employee - SAE in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - SAE in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    co-workers are smart, fun and clever. lots of resources globally and abroad. large network allows for great insights across practices, traditional and digital PR as well as marketing

    Cons

    sometimes easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. I worked in Edelman Shanghai as Talent Acquisition Manager, it has great leadership and culture

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    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Edelman full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good career development, respect employees effort and hard work, encourage them to be creative and be the industry leader

    Cons

    more budget for recruitment would have been nice, I had to do direct sourcing for candidates and they always demand for the best in the market!

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Best experience I've ever had working for an agency!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Working here is great because managers really make you feel appreciated. "Thank you" and "Great Job" is expressed often and the sense of teamwork is always present. Managers help you plan your goals and (even better) help you achieve those goals by putting you on the right clients and getting you the experience you need to grow. There are tons of learning opportunities within Edelman including trainings, workshops and seminars. People who work here are really some of the smartest people I've ever met and they are very invested in pulling you up with them. This is an ethical company that I can really say I am proud to be a part of. They treat their employees with respect and are always looking out for employee's best interest.

    Cons

    The only con I have with working here is I had to make a lateral move to get my foot in the door and I really think they should pay their entry level staff a little bit more. But I see myself growing here and hope that promotions will make up for the entry level salary I am currently receiving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your AEs and AAEs more money. It will make them stay much longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11. Great people, and an all around positive work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people! The work/life balance is phenomenal, everyone is very considerate of people's personal lives, and want to be flexible to accommodate having a life outside of work. I genuinely feel appreciated in my role, and feel like my hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    After coming from another agency, I can honestly say the grass is greener on the other side. I don't have anything bad to say about working at Edelman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the training coming, everyone is eager to learn!

    Recommends
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