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Edelman Los Angeles Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Edelman has a great work life balance (in 86 reviews)

  • great and smart people to work with (in 99 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance could be better for full time employees (in 225 reviews)

  • The pay is just sufficient despite the long hours you work (in 148 reviews)

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  1. "Edelman is my home"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome environment for both personal growth as well as institutional growth. Teamwork is a given and continued education is encouraged. I love my job. Truly.

    Cons

    Sometimes the A/C is ridiculously freezing in here! Although, that's not much of a complaint. We all love our jobs so much and are so dedicated to the brands we represent that our hours are intense. Love every second of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome job. Never have I been a part of company with such strong corporate culture and such pride among its employees. It's inspiring... hourly!


  2. "Entrepreneur with a safety net"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Edelman Digital provides you the freedom to develop your career in a direction that you want to take it. I have never worked with a more talented group of people. Digital here is not an afterthought.

    Cons

    This is not the place for you if you don't have a passion and dedication to your clients and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Foster better synergy between the east and west coast teams.

  3. "This is not a 9 to 5 job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Edelman is a family. Edelman is a place to grow your career and to learn from the best. Get ready to work hard.

    Cons

    Edelman is not a 9 to 5 job. I work in my car on the way to work and on my way home. That said, I love it all.

    Advice to Management

    The management are strong and supportive.


  4. "I'm proud to be a part of Edelman's Team!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Great Benefits, Great Learning and Growing Experience, Great Relationships.

    Cons

    It is very fast paced, which I like - but for some could be a downside! Honestly, I don't have much negative to say about Edelman

    Advice to Management

    Edelman has great overall leadership! We have some of the best thought leaders in the practice. It is important for team leaders to examine when teams are burnt out and handle accordingly.


  5. "Edelman is a top notch PR firm that values career growth, learning, and people."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Edelman values corporate social responsibility - they preach it to clients but they also practice it. It's a great place to learn and you are surrounded by extremely talented colleagues who are collaborative, media savvy, and push you to be your best.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    We need the latest technology tools to do our job better.


  6. "An agency devoted to diversity, creativity and results."

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    Former Contractor - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Embraces diversity. Strong leadership in the LA office.

    Cons

    Large agency. Takes time to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice to management other than I wish they had the work to hire me full time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The best company I have ever worked for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every day I am amazed at the sheer tallent of our workforce, this is the best team of marketing professionals in the world. The company has shifted directions and clearly communicates these changes to the entire organization, there is continued training and most importantly trust in each employee to take risks and be bold.

    Cons

    This industry is notorious for being one of the most stressful in the world, Edelman is no exception but that is not the fault of the company... more the choice of career.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective at proactively pitching the right pieces of business.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Edelman is rewarding and challenging (in a good way)."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I value Edelman's independence as an agency, its diverse practices and its global footprint. The LA office is very diverse and offers a great location for commuting from most locations in SoCal. I believe there is good opportunity for professional growth within the LA office.

    Cons

    Because of its size, it does take time to navigate within the agency. Edelman offers so many practice groups and services that it requires time to fully understand how to integrate them in your day to day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Developing new business is important, but we must continue to keep our eyes on our current clients at all times. Sometimes your best new business is your existing clients.


  9. "Amazing and welcoming--great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing, educational work environment, with welcoming coworkers and top-rate management that is constantly growing new business. There is no comparison.

    Cons

    There really are no downsides to working at Edelman. It does not fit the stereotypes of working for a large agency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're all doing. They are constantly teaching and inspiring junior staff and growing global business.


  10. "Fantastic PR experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at several PR agencies, large and small (boutique). Have never worked with a smarter, mored dedicated and understanding group of pros. Salary and benefits are strong as are opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Like all large agencies one can feel like a small part of a larger organism so it's help to you to engage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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