Edelman Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. I love working at Edelman. The company, the global perspective and the people keep me motivated each day.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Edelman continually pushes the boundaries for the definition of PR. The company values high-quality client service.

    Cons

    At time, it seems that financial compensation is not as competitive as other agencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be as transparent as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Wonderful, fun filled work environment with forward looking management

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Very forward looking and Industry leaders as Top Management
    Ethics and Values as top priority
    Fun filled and challanging work environment

    Cons

    For those who want 8 to 5 routine job, might not be correct place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. Great place to work with excellent opportunities for growth and movement

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    As a large agency, Edelman provides an impressive client base with large budgets. This allows for more interesting projects and opportunities. The salaries are competitive and employees are given good benefits. There are many opportunities for growth internally.

    Cons

    As a new comer, it is sometimes difficult to break into the culture and adjust to the Edelman culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be beneficial to give more direction/feedback to junior staffers more regularly so they improve quicker and with more regularity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Wonderful working environment

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

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

    Pros

    -Talented people, office culture, friendly working environment, excellent opportunities, prestigious firm

    Cons

    Compensation is very low at entry-level positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Enriching, challenging environment with great people

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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

    Visible and accessible leadership, opportunities to bridge passion and work, incredibly talented groups within the Edelman network, culture, the people

    Cons

    Not an ideal initial work-life balance (typical of an agency setting), red tape, 'not my job' mentality sets the wrong example for other junior staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making work-life balance a priority for junior staffers and roll out mandatory education courses beyond the Consumer practice. Everyone here could benefit from the incredibly smart and experienced individuals leading those sessions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Professional fulfilling and extremely educational

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance encouraged, amazing employees, encouraging culture, great overall company

    Cons

    The on-boarding process could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the entire employee scope -- from intern to VP, we all contribute massively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Edelman provides an exciting dynamic environment where ideas are valued, and there are opportunities to work in different offices and in different areas of the business.

    Cons

    Lacking in company SOPs, would be great to share knowledge more frequently with internal teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandate that everyone use the server.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. All companies have issues, Edelman just has less than everyone else

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Digital in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President Digital in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Leadership vision and values are wonderful. Creativity and forward thinking is encouraged. Edelman strives to stay ahead of the curve through its PR roots. Great avenues around career development.

    Cons

    Lower on the pay scale compared to comparable companies and job descriptions. Local leadership is not in tune with Global leadership. There is fragmentation between offices (we sometimes don't work as one Edelman).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Would like to see a bit more focus on smaller offices, and how we can grow them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Creative & laid-back atmosphere, awesome coworkers!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    Great work/life balance in terms of vacation days, holidays, happy hours, and more. Tons of room for growth. I may be biased but Edelman is the most legit PR firm in the world. I could go on and on about training opportunities, awesome clients, etc etc.

    Cons

    At such a large agency, teams make a huge influence on your experience here. However you can always request switching accounts or departments if you're unhappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being super duper aware of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great people doing great work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Private Company- Fewer hurdles to get things done, quicker turnaround for ideas and change
    Amazing People- The people at Edelman are brilliant and passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Sometimes the size of Edelman can affect internal communications and the flow of information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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