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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Edelman as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

This was a great firm with amazing people. I loved working here!

Cons

It's agency life so it can be a little crazy but it's pretty nice considering.

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    Great company to work for and great people to work with!

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    My colleagues are all smart and dedicated to their work and the energy is contagious. Leadership genuinely cares about the employees.

    Cons

    You work on the demands of clients, so work loads can vary dramatically

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    Great culture! As with any employer, there's room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    - The opportunity to work with amazing clients who highly respect Edelman
    - Great company-wide client work overall. Everyone at the company is high performing and successful.
    - Great internal resources to address any and every client need possible. Clients love Edelman!
    - Great culture, friendly people, and great worldwide networking opportunities
    - Great benefits overall (PTO on your birthday, pet adoption stipend, generous holiday schedule, great health insurance coverage, etc.)
    - For an agency environment, Edelman is very friendly to career-driven individuals who want to start a family or have a family
    - Great place for women in leadership positions
    - The company is starting to compete more with ad agencies, integrated marketing agencies, etc.

    Cons

    - Account team members often get "stuck" on one account because an account may require 100% of an employee's time; as a result, career growth can become stagnant
    - Junior employees are underpaid (but that is also the case at most agencies)
    - Because of the size of the company, great talent is overlooked and amazing people get passed up for promotion far too often. The promotion cycle is political and hurts morale.
    - Lack of office and meeting room space can make it challenging to be productive
    - Though Edelman is independent, it is still highly profit-driven, and I did sometimes sense that senior management was more concerned about profit than employee happiness

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    The industry standard is to pay junior talent a certain amount, which is pretty low, especially for the San Francisco market. I think Edelman could break this cycle and give junior workers a more generous salary, especially considering its financial health. This would relieve the pressure during the promotion cycle.

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