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Edelman Los Angeles Reviews

Updated August 6, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Evolving"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart and deeply committed staff. Digital practice group is highly creative, and recently added strong new creative talent.

    Cons

    Can be siloed and cliquish, not just in the office but throughout the region. Collaboration happens, but not as seamlessly as it should.


  2. "Surreal, I still can't believe I work for such an amazing firm!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is my second week on the job, but it has been nothing short of what I expected. Amazing, smart people work here. The building is beautiful, has some of the best views of dtla and surrounding areas. A lot office perks, such as Starbucks coffee machines, cereal bar, snacks, fruit, and paid parking. Again, I haven't been here long, but I can tell that everything I have heard is real and true! Can't wait to become a tenured employee.

    Cons

    None that I can think of as of yet. Like many other reviews the only thing I can think of is the work life balance, but with everything that they offer this is not even an issue.

    Advice to Management

    You rock! Keep doing what you do for your employees. Know that everyone here is happy and feels blessed to work here.

  3. "Large Firm with Start-Up Vibe"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Leadership in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid leadership with the open playground to invent and re-invent new ways to build great programs for clients.

    Cons

    Agency life can be demanding of time outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep allowing folks to take risks.


  4. "Top agency, best talent, becoming a creative shop, what else could you ask for?"

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

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad range of clients and I often utilize the broad network of experts you simply can't find at any other agency. We are making strides to become the lead marketing agency. The fellows program allows junior team members to transfer to international offices for one year, an amazing benefit of the agency.

    Cons

    Over the past few years the agency has become much more political internally within the senior leadership team. In the rare event there is a bad hire, we have historically been slow to correct the situation. Better integration across other office team is needed, especially at the practice level.

    Advice to Management

    Many teams have become top heavy and we must recruit quality junior staff to support our clients. Our EdelU program seems to have stalled out, invest and have a greater emphasis on our continuing education. The MIP program is too confusing and does not reflect the senior teams investment into the business, this needs to be restructured.


  5. "Be Challenged at Edelman"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really intelligent, entrepreneurial and fun company culture. Edelman has incredibly strong upper management and overall great management structure that fosters a really innovative, hard-working, and focused work environment. The company is full of brilliant, cultured and bright individuals who motivate those around them daily.

    Cons

    As can be the case anywhere within the field of PR, there are periods of long working hours, but there is definitely a good balance, and reward for your work.


  6. "Edelman review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Consumer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Consumer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - smart people
    - top clients
    - broad expertise
     - leading edge of PR biz

    Cons

    lack of work life balance
    takes a long time for advancement at higher levels
    low salary compared to other agencies

    Advice to Management

    make compensation more competitive


  7. "An Incredible Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Abundance of creativity; employees are dedicated to producing high-quality work; professional and friendly work environment; strong corporate values; David Edelman (enough said); strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion; competitive salary and benefits; supportive HR department; blue chip clients; work/life balance; beautiful office.

    Cons

    I truly can't think of any. Edelman is top-notch.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being great managers.

  8. "The company is evolved and enduring."

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

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, independent, pioneer, creative, invests in the right next big things

    Cons

    We are bigger but that doesn't mean we are less nimble

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  9. "Edelman is a first-rate PR and digital firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enormous network of talented people, lots of opportunities to advance or head to other offices, expansive top tier client list, excellent reputation within the field

    Cons

    Very expensive, and corporate procedures don't allow teams to be as nimble as they need to be at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep being independent and don't go public, and don't get too cocky now that Edelman is the largest firm in the world


  10. "Best Company I've ever worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    dedicated to employee talent and retention.

    Cons

    Technological resources are poor for a global company

    Advice to Management

    Not enough technological resources/funding


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