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  1.  

    Life is Pretty Good Here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Pros

    I came to Edelman after being burnt out on agency life, and was surprised to like it so much. Originally my plan was to stay a year for the name on my resume and then leave, but now I don't know... Everyone is really nice and supportive. There are so many learning opportunities. Work life balance is real. There are interesting projects to work on, and you don't get locked into the same thing. If there is something you are interested in, you can make it happen through sheer will and entrepreneurial spirit. Lateral moves within the company are quite common. Also, all the people who have left have gone on to really great jobs.

    Cons

    The one thing that makes me consider leaving is the PAY. It's abysmal. Edelman can get away with it because it is Edelman.

    Also, the company feels a bit top heavy. There are so many VPs going on about what great work they've done, when most of the grunt work is done by junior employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your pay more competitive with the industry standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Career opportunity with lots of room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, frequent raises/promotions, collaborative environment, room for creativity and self expression, opportunity to go far and gain expertise in multiple markets.

    Cons

    Low pay at junior level, long work hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman

    Pros

    - prestigious
    - great pay for pr
    - fun and collaborative colleagues

    Cons

    - long hours
    - some favoritism
    - sink or swim environment

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  5.  

    Welcoming, Collaborative and Talented

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I have been with Edelman only a short while and without hesitation have found the team welcoming, encouraging and talented. It's rare, in my experience, to find a team so enthusiastic about someone new to the organization and ready and willing to answer questions, get you involved, and so on. Already I'm being challenged by the work and feel very confident about the future here.

    Cons

    Edelman is a large organization that has maintained an entrepreneurial-like environment. Some could be challenged by the dichotomy that at the same time wants for strict process, while also a bit territorial. That said, all it really takes is an ability to flex your style and embrace the benefits (and challenges) of both.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Executive that sees real professional growth attainable at Edelman

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    I love the culture of the DC office. Everything is a collaboration and the goal is to get the job done and do the best for your client. There is no infighting over clients or silo mentality. Leadership is very receptive to new ideas, and the structure is very flat. Everyone's contributions are heard and considered.

    Cons

    Compensation is not what I would have hoped for, but they have good benefits, and an understanding for work-life balance. I have not been here long enough to go through the promotion process, but I have heard it can be political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value the contributions of employees at all levels. Engaging with your direct reports and involving them in activities that will help their personal and professional growth is the best way to gain their respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience with Edelman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    I feel like the Edelman culture really shines through in not just day-to-day work, but hour-to-hour work. Whether it's beer and guacamole during an afternoon meeting or being able to pull in brilliant minds from other teams into meetings, "the way it is" at Edelman has fostered a lot of creativity, big ideas and excellent client service. My team has been great with time-off politices

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons from my view, but sometimes thoughts from the higher levels of teams (VP, SVP, EVP) only flows down to the junior staff through the AS/SAS level, which makes me left wanting a bit more direct contact with the senior staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really appreciate the way the office, U.S. and global leadership communicates with the employees as a whole. The review process is regular and thorough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best place to learn and grow with the best!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Edelman is the best of both worlds - support of a large agency but independently owned. The people here care about two things: creating great work and working with the best.

    Cons

    Navigating a larger agency can be tough if you're not used to it. Take the time to learn what support and skillset you have available to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The most challenging and rewarding experience I've had.

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, upward mobility if you work hard. People who are successful are rewarded accordingly, always merit based.

    Cons

    Challenging work/life balance but manageable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This agency is leading the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with interesting clients and a strong culture. Entrepreneurial spirit and prudent risk-taking are encouraged here. Edelman's independence makes it unlike any other agency of its size and reach. Lots of people have been here for years, which is a testament to the opportunities provided to the agency's best employees.

    Cons

    The agency has a tendency to bite off more than it can chew, launching far too many internal initiatives at one time that must be attended to on top of the client work. Bad behavior at the very senior levels is sometimes tolerated for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal with bad behavior and counter-productive politics at the very senior levels. Be sure to take good care of your best employees. Dial back on all the internal initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very satisfying experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, open 360 degree approach

    Cons

    Could have more lateral growth prospects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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