Edelman Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
873 Reviews
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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman
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694 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture (in 51 reviews)

  • Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted (in 110 reviews)

  • Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate (in 90 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Prepare to work.. really...really.. really hard

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Edelman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience to put on a resume, benefits and big corporate benefits

    Cons

    It's an incredibly competitive place (at least the health department) these are all very hard working overworked people who may not have time to train you properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on encouraging and inspiring your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was OK.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman

    Pros

    A lot of resources and big accounts.

    Cons

    You do not have any freedom as an entry level position.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    account supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman

    Pros

    It looks great on your resume

    Cons

    Senior management is disconnected from everyone else.

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  5.  

    Great company, really smart people, fast paced!

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging, great minds, top flight work. Training is exceptional, leadership cares and listens, strong HR support, very good experience, but be ready to be challenged, it's an entrepreneurial environment!

    Cons

    Hyper paced, sometimes frenetic work culture. Information overload at times, many creative initiatives compete for people's attention, can be took much going on to focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are great learning experiences.

    Cons

    Agency life is non-stop. You have to like it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edelman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This was a great firm with amazing people. I loved working here!

    Cons

    It's agency life so it can be a little crazy but it's pretty nice considering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to build your resume, learn and launch your career

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Edelman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, friendly and helpful people, well-known big name clients and a lot of opportunities to do some really cool projects

    Cons

    Workers can be very clique-y, office matters can become political, lack of diversity in terms of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing, make sure to keep recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of junior staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume

    Cons

    Too political, favoritism, senior management disconnected from what actually goes on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Stressed out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edelman as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the people seemed nice.

    Cons

    All of the people seemed stressed out and over-taxed by their work. As a freelancer, I was very mismanaged.

  11.  

    It was Okay.

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    Former Employee - Trainee/Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trainee/Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Edelman part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location, free food, fun place

    Cons

    Office culture is cliquey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to make newbies feel more at home and not like temps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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