Edelman Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good as well (in 65 reviews)

  • Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult to achieve (in 137 reviews)

  • Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate (in 94 reviews)

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  1. Technical Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and the overall culture is great!

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough given the team you're on.


  2. Great company to start your career at.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of short-term projects and opportunities available to maximize learning. Colleagues are smart, fun and personable. Fantastic training courses available.

    Cons

    Not much say in clients you work for. Always expected to be "on the clock" even when out of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should always work with their direct report. it doesn't make sense for a manager to "manage" you if they have no direct knowledge of what you are like as an employee in actual client-facing work settings.


  3. Edelman

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great clients. Collegial work environment. Good growth and professional development potential

    Cons

    Senior managers and executives need to be trained better to become more inspiring leaders


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  5. Great experience and positive culture!

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    Former Intern - PR Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - PR Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  6. Great way to get introduced to PR firm culture

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    Current Intern - Edelman Digital Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Edelman Digital Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, company outing and recreation, friendly staff

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire so many interns if you know you can't hire them. It's unethical.


  7. Never a dull moment

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many projects can be thrown at you all at once.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    In the agency world, private ownership is a huge perk.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their HR department is hands-down one of the best I've ever seen. Great conflict resolution, mentoring programs, and training opportunities.

    Cons

    It's just like any other PR firm. Significant demands on time, backbiting and territorial behavior in the office and among offices.


  9. Account Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Creative, innovative, young and vibrant work environment, challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    Financial compensation for junior staffers could be higher


  10. What you make . . . or don't make . . . of it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the truly motivated this is a great place to work, and there's no ceiling for dedicated, hard workers.

    Cons

    This all assumes you want to be a consultant. Edelman can be a great company but you're still a consultant, which means on call for clients 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Make more investment hires. Too often we're strapped working double duty because of the time it takes to justify a hire, get a job req approved, and then actually find the right person.


  11. A great family with endless opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Network, great place for collaboration, smart people, privately owned, entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    The place could have more options for personal computing capabilities. Laptops for all team members, office space could be more creative

    Advice to Management

    Allow middle management the opportunity to grow and not get stuck in positions



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