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Smart People, Entrepreneurial Environment, Focus on Outstanding Strategic Thinking"

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

Pros

Excellent opportunities to grow and learn at this huge "mom and pop" consultancy. I love the intelligence, passion and commitment of the people I work with, and the challenging assignments keep me engaged. Edelman's IP offering is a huge enhancement, helping all associates connect as part of a larger global conversation and offering something truly unique and valuable to clients and other stakeholders.

Cons

It's a very, very political place. The path to promotion is unclear and byzantine. And senior management is sometimes slow to correct or remove under-performing group heads and other leaders. It doesn't necessarily impact work on a day-to-day basis, but this swirl can begin to feel frustrating, and become a significant time suck.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay very close attention to your practice group heads - especially in the shadow P&Ls. They need to be effective managers AND visionary leaders offering a clear strategic direction and plan to get there. This seems lacking at the moment, though there is some signs of movement in the right direction.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    a great place to work. amazing culture

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    good work culture - attracts top-tier colleagues

    Cons

    rumors exist that the salaries at Edelman are slightly less generous than at comparable firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace the promise of the GWEN program - make it truly, practically impactful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company. Lots of ways to grow your career.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Although you work hard, great culture. Team oriented, open door environment with ability to have a high level of autonomy and responsibility, as long as you communicate and continue to fulfill what's expected of you.

    - colleagues largely supportive of one another. Feels more like a family than an office.
    - people are smart and driven; can learn a lot from people at all levels
    - if you're patient, you can mold your career as you like (switch groups, experience a range of clients, develop an expertise, etc.)
    - junior staff has exposure to great projects, etc. If you're patient, demonstrate maturity and curiosity, you'll go far

    Cons

    The firm is busy, so people work long hours and are still running from one project to the next without a lot of time to breathe or take a step back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job overall! Continue to offer great opportunities and to communicate the direction of the company. Regional/Team managers, make sure we don't lose junior staff for the wrong reasons.

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