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Never a dull moment

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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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    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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    A well-known company with a good history that cannot escape it's corporate hierarchy or its past.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources to build strong campaigns for clients - different departments are encouraged to interact together to build ideas.
    Open door policy and all ideas are welcome.
    Strong clients across a variety of industry verticals.

    Cons

    Edelman tries to overexert itself to continue driving up revenues - revenues are all that matter and it's not about pleasing clients you already have.
    Slow, frustrating promotion system - you are only promoted when a team is ready to promote you and the promotion can fit it into their budget, not when clients or colleagues say you are deserving.
    Incredibly high turnover makes it difficult to stay passionate or inspired.
    It's "Show Up Differently" culture is a facade; that may work in small companies but creativity is all too often crippled by corporate hierarchy and "best practices."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward high achievers with expedited promotions and not just small spot bonuses.
    Care more than about bottom line - do great work for clients you already have rather than just trying for new business and new revenue streams.
    Improve high employee turnover to increase morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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