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Endless Opportunities

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The abundance of career opportunities here at Edelman is endless. The company is structured for each employee to ultimately determine their own career path based upon their interests. Additionally, as the top pr firm in the world Edelman attracts top tier talent and works with some of the largest brands in the world. Being with such a large company also allows you a global network of resources to assist you in your day-to-day needs and the opportunity to work with other Edelman offices across the world.

Cons

Part of this is just the nature of the industry, but it is very challenging to maintain a work/life balance at times. If you are only open to a 9-5 Monday-Friday gig, this industry and company is probably not the best fit for you. That said, Edelman is great about holidays and PTOs.

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    Smart people, receptive senior management and limitless opportunities, but the experience is what you make of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing talent across the network (and knowledge sharing has become a much higher priority in recent months.) Edelman knows good people when they see them and do their best to retain them, whether it's through extended sick leave when a family is ill or footing the bill for an expensive conference. On the west coast (potentially elsewhere), they put a big emphasis on ongoing education, as well as getting to know/like your colleagues on a personal level, with bi-annual retreats. Depending on your team and manager, there is a LOT of room for professional growth and junior level team members are often given an unusual amount of responsibility based on good performance.

    In order to succeed at Edelman, you have to ask for what you want. As long as you make a case for your desires (especially concerning career path) and speak up early and often, you're generally rewarded.

    Cons

    At times, very long hours. Work/life balance isn't necessarily a myth, but it can be difficult. The salary also seems to be lower than industry standard.

    Your experience greatly depends on your team and manager. If you don't secure advocates for yourself and learn how to navigate the process/politics, it's very possible that you'll get overlooked for promotions, raises, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive with comp days, spot bonuses, and general recognition for a job well done. We love our jobs and don't mind working hard to deliver spectacular client service, but a more consistent reward system (or even a simple 'thank you' email) would go a long way in increasing overall job satisfaction.

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    Great place to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Edelman is a great place to come in and learn/improve your valuable PR skills based on insights from some of the best PR pros in the business. While Edelman is a big, privately owned company, you are never lost in the shuffle. There are numerous opportunities for additional education and spearheading new initiatives. If you have an idea, Edelman lets you run with it.

    Cons

    Typical agency problems - long hours, last minute deadlines, quick burn out ratio. The difference is that Edelman goes the extra mile to compensate you for your hard work with comp days, internal and external praise, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have a little more guidance as to career growth - what do I need to accomplish to move up?

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