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    Great experience and positive culture!

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    Washington, DC

    ProsThe people are helpful and you get to work on great accounts with top companies.

    ConsPay and hours are decent for a PR Firm and there is room to get hired if you do a good job.

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

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    Great way to get introduced to PR firm culture

    Edelman Digital Intern (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosbenefits, company outing and recreation, friendly staff

    Consinterns rarely get hired, they don't have enough space for a lot of their hires, no privacy

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire so many interns if you know you can't hire them. It's unethical.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been a while

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    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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    ProsWas given meaningful work and had great supervisors that not only made themselves available to me but made feel like they were really invested in me benefiting from my experience there.

    ConsWith the real possibility of a job offer resulting from serving as an intern, there can be a very competitive work culture between the interns. This has its benefits and downfalls.

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

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    Great company to work for and great people to work with!

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsMy colleagues are all smart and dedicated to their work and the energy is contagious. Leadership genuinely cares about the employees.

    ConsYou work on the demands of clients, so work loads can vary dramatically

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

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    The only agency I will ever work for.

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsUnlike other agencies that say they support work-life balance and value their employees as their top asset, Edelman actually does both of these things in practice. Through the actions of middle to senior management, you are truly made to feel valued and appreciated. Opportunities are everywhere and the culture is laid back and fun.

    ConsWhile there is far less pressure on utilization than other agencies, making for a more relaxed environment (that's not to say we don't work super hard to achieve successes), but the salary compensation does seem lower than market competitors in the area. However, with the environment and culture, PTO and benefits, it balances out.

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

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    Never a dull moment

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsMany smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects

    ConsMany projects can be thrown at you all at once.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    Interesting clients, interesting work

    Account Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsExposure to challenging client base. Ability to relate with clients.

    ConsDifficult to navigate complex office politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage the managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Feel very appreciated

    Senior Account Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsManagement/supervisors are fantastic. I work with a highly skilled team who are great at their jobs. I feel very valued, appreciated and rewarded for my unique skills and talents. Fun mix of projects continually rather than the same old thing day in and day out.

    ConsHours can be long. Tendency to under-staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe willing to hire more readily. You risk burning out your employees who have to carry too much of the load.

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

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