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A great large agency experience with a special nod to supportive managers!

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

Pros

Smart, passionate and ambitious people.
Collaborative culture, strong camaraderie among teams.
True focus on creating a best-in-class workplace.
Supportive management team.
Amazing client portfolio.

Cons

Like any other agency, the pace is fast and the expectations are high.
You need to be prepared to work hard and always deliver the best, but my managers do keep an eye on work/life balance.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Smart, Scrappy, Innovative Company with Outstanding Vision!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EVP  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - EVP in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great clients, smart employees, visionary leaders, excellent intellectual property, fun work environment. The pay is fair and the bonus program is generous.

    Cons

    Long hours. Sometimes, in our effort to be scrappy and resourceful, we can compete internally a bit too much. It's getting better, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer career opportunities that are unlike what the other agencies offer. Continue to re-evaluate benefits, flex time, etc., as those things matter now more than ever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    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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