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I love my job at Edelman

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Edelman

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The best thing about working at Edelman is the people. It's an amazing company, with great thought leadership, management, and foresight. They're always thinking about the next step forward in the PR industry, hiring smart people, and making it a fun place to work.

Cons

There aren't many cons I can think of

Advice to Management

Management should communicate more often about new hires and people leaving to the entire office.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Edelman

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great clients, respected company, opportunities for growth, smart leadership

    Cons

    heavy workload, sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue helping employees with work life balance

  2. High expectations and demands without giving mentoring & professional development back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Edelman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are fair. Company well known in the field. Managers are totally available via phone, email, IM, BBM, etc. (not sure this is a pro).

    Cons

    Management focused on bringing in new business & protecting their practice's bottom line. Leads to not sharing knowledge & resources with other practices in the same office; and keeping team members fully&over utiliized even if it means over-servicing (anything to keep the client happy in a recession).

    Also, many times teams are top heavy with SVPs and there aren't enough junior staffers to do the bulk of the work. So junior staffers end up doing a lot of work well below their level. There is a serious lack of opportunities for jr. level staff to take the lead or serve as point person on projects or accounts. And the lack of interns (except for the most profitable practices) means a lack of ways for jr. staff to develop supervisory skills. Plus, with not enough hours in the day, there isn't really time for the senior staff to mentor.

    Very political environment where the deemed "up and comers" are favored heavily for advancement. (You hear the same names again and again.)

    Advice to Management

    Advice to junior level staffers riding out the recession:
    Be your own advocate. If possible, be on a winning new business team (sure way to earn brownie points). Keep your resume updated & and your confidence up.

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