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Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects

Cons

Many projects can be thrown at you all at once.

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Keep up the good work.

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    Full of nice idiots

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of title upgrading available, promote from within, work on big client names.

    Cons

    LOTS of clueless people in charge. Too much bureaucracy makes for inefficient work & lengthy timelines.
    Anything Digital is run by the most junior of people, which are absolutely stupid and clueless journalism-chasing interns who joined for PR and got silo'd into doing "digital" work. By the way, they consider anything online to be digital. So when you get their "Digital Specialist" or senior Digital people, you're getting glorified Tweeters and Facebook posters who got over promoted after sticking around since the 90's.
    Their entire advertising teams in some offices consist sometimes no people in fact trained in advertising. A money-sucking proposition for clients.

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    Promote based on viable skill levels, stop putting people in management or supervisor positions simply because they're too old to be called an Account Executive anymore.

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  2. Intern Experience (Microsoft Games)

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    Current Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Edelman is a great place to get your feet wet in PR and agency life. Their internship program is designed to help train and groom people to go through the ranks of AAE, AE, AS, and beyond. You also get a chance to cut your teeth on some "brand name" clients as well. All the natural perks that come with working for a big agency are found here.

    Cons

    Because Edelman is a huge corporation, you get relegated to doing very specific things in your role. Think a cog in a machine. In this case, as an intern, you're awarded with doing the most menial of tasks. I know it's an intern position, but there isn't as much room to grow and explore compared to internships with smaller/mid-sized agencies or companies.

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