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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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96% Approve of the CEO

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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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture"
    in 49 reviews
  • "Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects"
    in 51 reviews
Cons:
  • "Extremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted"
    in 107 reviews
  • "Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate"
    in 88 reviews
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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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    It's been a while

    Account Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsInterested in new ideas and technologies, gives room for growth

    Consdemanding hours, lots of hand-holding of clients

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging and stimulating, but very frustrating

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat place to learn, great resources

    ConsCompetitive to a fault, easy to fall through the cracks when working on large accounts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat place to learn from higher ups, challenging, lots of really useful experience that helps set you up for a future at an agency

    ConsSometimes very stressful, sometimes nothing to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementBalance out the work load so it's consistent

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

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    Horrible, agressive, combative atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsBIG - lots of budget for things like training. Good perks. Great pay.

    ConsHorrible management only concerned with squeezing clients for money, and employees for work. Senior leadership pits managers against each other, creating a non-collaborative and aggressive atmospherel

    No, I would not 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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    Loving the global mobility program

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWe can have a real conversation about global positions esp region jobs, transfers, secondments etc

    Opportunity to work on global clients and contribute to local brands.

    ConsHours are long but the office is fairly social so at least i feel like i am hanging with friends.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould love more visibility from the new HR lead
    Work life integration (Blue Skies Friday is a good new idea but let's keep it going)
    Start of real career pathing conversation

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

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    Fantastic to work for

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLearn many skills, provided challenges and career growth opportunities, very social, made wonderful friends

    ConsLong hours, great if you are single but a challenge if you are in a relationship or wanting a family

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp junior and senior members find a way to achieve true work-life balance (work one day a week from home or build up staff on teams)

    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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    Excellent place to learn, lacks staff welfare and work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBest place to lay a solid foundation to pave a career in PR and communications.
    Compressed learning, wide exposure with cross practice opportunity.

    ConsLacks work life balance.
    Consistent performers are 'rewarded' with more projects/ heavier workload resulting in burn out. Consultants leave not because of the lack of opportunity but the lack of management recognition, welfare, compensation and benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFinance and HR needs to be two separate entities.
    Engage in 360 performance based rewards instead of personal bias.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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