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Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Very strategic and smart employees

Cons

Office politics is frequent and hard to avoid

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    Just walk the walk, don't talk the talk.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Access to global brands
    Great company recognition on your resume for future opportunities
    Great way to jump into the deep and and learn at a large PR powerhouse

    Cons

    Ego runs the show here way too much
    Always company-line excuses for job advancement/raises
    Constant exposure to corporate puffing of chests
    If you're the best at something, you don't have to talk about it non-stop
    Favoritism is rampant (coming from somebody who benefited from it)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the place less like a sweatshop. Provide financial incentives to junior staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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