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Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY

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

Pros

Top PR firm in the world; great benefits; decent work/life balance; smart/creative people

Cons

Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate

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    Great place to grow your career and work with really smart people.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    If you're entrepreneurial, this is a great place to get started. High-profile and fun clients, extremely smart leadership, opportunities for growth outside of your expert area, access to network-wide resources to make you better at your job.

    Cons

    If you aren't entrepreneurial, easy to slip through the cracks. Have heard that some managers focus more on their own career progress than on those they manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to inspire junior staff by trusting them and giving them opportunities to work with higher-level execs.

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    I'm gone but still consider myself part of Edelman family

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    Current Employee - Former Employee
    Current Employee - Former Employee

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Edelman actively stays ahead of the industry and involves employees and clients in the process. It keeps a good balance of PR fundamentals and stretch initiatives to help it go beyond its current position while staying relevant to what PR actually is. For the most part, its a people positive place - sure, there are times of stress, disagreements and just doing what you're told but, in my experience, they really want people to be people, to contribute their unique qualities and to create a collaborative environment. Super smart people. Some egos but where isn't that the case, right?

    Cons

    Shiny object syndrome is pretty prevalent and hot new practices, specialties and initiatives can get too much attention for "what could be" while distracting from the realities of "what we need to do today." Love that they're pushing it but there are times when people start picking sides, want to choose their projects and heads get a little big.

    Also lacks a little bit in the leadership development arena. The middle ranks get a little lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you're investing in new areas, balance it out and make sure the resources don't get too stretched.

    Identify and groom future leaders. Training and development often felt a little short sighted and could use a longer time horizon (might be tough to do in a high turnover industry)

    Always remember who you are. Great job at that so far but there seem to be big things on the horizon. Innovation and intelligence always need to be grounded in humility and keeping the team engaged in the present AND the future.

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    Positive Outlook
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