Compare Edelman vs BrightWave BETA

See how working at Edelman vs. BrightWave compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Edelman vs. BrightWave. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Edelman

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BrightWave

Employee Ratings

  • BrightWave scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1040 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 19 reviews)
BrightWave employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
4.3
BrightWave employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
BrightWave employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.5 higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
4.3
BrightWave employees rated their Work-life balance 1.6 higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.1
BrightWave employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
4.7
BrightWave employees rated their Culture & Values 1.2 higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Edelman Ceo Richard W. Edelman
79%
79%Richard W. Edelman
CEO Approval
BrightWave Ceo Simms Jenkins
94%
94%Simms Jenkins
BrightWave employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
95%
BrightWave employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 24% higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
BrightWave employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than Edelman employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Edelman has 3,450 more total submitted salaries than BrightWave.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Vice President205 Salaries
$142,623/yr
Intern141 Salaries
$14/hr
Associate Creative Director24 Salaries
$156,484/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Director1 Salaries
$145,799/yr
Intern - Hourly2 Salaries
$13/hr
Art Director2 Salaries
$93,763/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Edelman.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Edelman.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 120 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 110 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 298 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 203 reviews)
Featured Review
"good"Apr 12, 2021

Current Employee - Warehouse Worker

I have been working at Edelman full-time

Pros

good culture good people good team

Cons

potential to improve management styles

Former Employee - Art Director

I worked at BrightWave full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

BrightWave had an amazing "family" culture. It was the nicest agency I've ever worked for. The collaboration and teamwork were out of this world!

Cons

BrightWave also had some of the cattiest / gossipy employees—which, includes management. People were afraid of confrontation and simply talking to one another.

Advice to Management

You should have kept BrightWave instead of selling to Ansira. We had something special, but it's gone now. You sold out.

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