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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Edelman

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Recommends
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Approves of CEO

Pros

work with smart, innovative people.

Cons

some potential for ambitions to get in the way of results.

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  1. Wonderful but challenging career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Edelman is world-class. They cultivate the best strategic minds in the industry - they train professionals to not just be mouth pieces, but true partners and counsel to clients. There is a wonderful range of clients to work on and many growth opportunities, as long as you put in the work and dedication. The people are fantastic - some the brightest - but also fun and wonderful to be around. The leadership really cares about its people. They provided awesome programs to aid in professional and personal development.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was always a challenge, especially if you had demanding clients but I think that's true of any large agency. It can be easy to burn out if you don't set smart boundaries. There was also office politics (minimal) but again I think that's true of any agency. Edelman seems to be on the lower-end of the scale when it comes to compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it didn't seem that negative feedback in peer reviews of management was taken seriously. Poor managers would still be promoted because they kept clients happy. It might help if there was follow-up or acknowledgement that those managers wore working to improve their management skills.


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    Fast-paced, always changing environment with great people but occasionally questionable decision-making

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing. You'll make great friends and feel invited into a very collaborative, friendly environment by your peers. The agency at large is very well-respected, which is a great status to maintain and be part of when working with clients.

    Cons

    Decisions made by senior leadership are not communicated well to employees. Any communications that are made by leadership are clouded in positivity, lacking detail and decreasing their credibility. Also, the leadership team seems to have become a group in and of themselves, protecting one another and becoming more disconnected from the team at large. For example, senior leadership members were almost all promoted to higher positions during the most recent common review season, while hard-working and deserving midlevel staff were largely overlooked despite similar years of experience and age.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate decisions that are made regularly. Reinforce ideals of an environment (such as approachable leadership) by practicing them, not merely stating them.


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