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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

Pros

-If you're fortunate enough to have a great manager invested in your success, you'll go far with the company.
-Transparency even at the highest senior levels
-Respectful and supportive coworkers
-Great benefits
-The New York office is gorgeous and equipped with a "Wellness Room" for when you just need a minute to relax - plus the rooftop/penthouse access is amazing
-Get to work on some amazing accounts
-Edelman is a world industry leader

Cons

-(It's not really a con, if you're up for the challenge) but this company can be incredibly fast-paced at all levels. You need to be a fast-learner and ready to take the ball and run with it to be successful here.
-Sometimes the communication between E-Digital and outside vendors leaves much to be desired
-The onboarding process can be a bit confusing sometimes, but you'll pick up quickly if you pay attention

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to hire managers who are dedicated to teaching junior level employees and work on making onboarding a bit more seamless.

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    Challenging, fun, thriving environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Great account managers, savvy and strategic planners, top-notch tacticians, courageous leaders. Fun people. Aggressive growth and rewarding experiences. The perks are also pretty awesome - great parties, free soda and coffee, constant surprise goodies and a killer office space/location.

    Cons

    As with typical agency life, the hours can be long, the stress can be high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep challenging your team, and maintain work life balance. Lead by example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    PR staff: excellent. MIS operations: needs work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    In my 15-month tenure at Edelman, I have met some amazing people in the PR business and, as an MIS team member, been involved with some large and interesting projects. Senior leadership of the company seems to have a vision and a plan to execute it, and is doing it very well. Benefits are good, and time-off policies (vacation, sick, leave, etc) are great.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the vision for the global MIS infrastructure is not only clouded, but nearly non-existent... or at least, not communicated to staff. The global infrastructure team has cycled through five managers in eight months and continues to be understaffed. The CIO position has been vacant for at least six months. The US-wide bonus eligibility was changed suddenly this year to require over 12 months of service (and not pro-rated), excluding several people hired 12-13 months earlier who were counting on it... it does make me feel less valued than the person sitting next to me who has been employed three weeks longer than me. Salaried MIS team members really feel that, being a cost center and not billable, we are not given the consideration that billiable employees may sometimes get. During a recent office seating re-organization, the entire NY-based MIS team was moved from the open-cubicle seating plan to what amounts to glorified picnic tables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some great people in MIS... long-term employees, smart and accomplished... that would make great leaders. Each infrastructure team leader on the revolving door was hired externally. Management should look to promote from within, as they do in the PR practices (this is why I have rated "Career Opportunities" very low.) And, at the very minimum, the MIS department needs a global CIO to provide an overall vision and execution plan. Lastly, uncouple the purchasing of MIS equipment from the regional CIOs and put it under one unified, global team. It is very difficult for the global infrastructure team, charged with providing efficient connectivity worldwide, to provide such a service when a local person can easily say "no, we don't want to spend the money" and then complain about their sub-par access to resources.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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