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Updated May 23, 2022

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3.8
76%
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79%
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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman
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Pros
  • "There are really great resources and people in the network with every specialty of knowledge who are willing to help you.(in 313 reviews)
  • "People and the overall culture is great!(in 133 reviews)
  • "Amazing and smart colleagues with whom I get to work with and learn from every day; high(in 106 reviews)
  • "Good benefits (plenty of holiday and themed Thursday drinks are fab!)(in 106 reviews)
  • "It's a great opportunity to put a big name agency on your resume while having that exposure of a hard working agency.(in 73 reviews)
Cons
  • "No work/life balance; really bureaucratic (finance mindset)(in 145 reviews)
  • "They hire young kids to work long hours and make them slaves by paying almost nothing!!(in 117 reviews)
  • "The salary is low and the work can be demanding.(in 107 reviews)
  • "always think there is an underlying problem; no women in higher management; low pay(in 103 reviews)
  • "unethical billing practices by senior leadership(in 65 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    May 4, 2022 - Junior Community Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good company with good growth

    Cons

    Large company, corporate style business

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A good place to work, but rough work-life balance

    Apr 28, 2022 - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    For the most part, nearly everyone I worked with at Edelman was a good person who wanted to do good work, do right by the clients, and see their colleagues succeed. There are lots of interesting clients and projects. You really do have the chance to explore different paths, interests, industries, etc. and make your own way if you choose to pursue it. Solid parental & personal leave policies. Practicing what they preach in terms of DEI.

    Cons

    Long hours at the beck & call of clients, although there's not much management at any level can do about that short of changing the entire industry business model. Leadership preaches work-life balance but it's not realistic for many employees based on their client load, leading to burnout.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company

    May 23, 2022 - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cool place to work depending on manager and department.

    Cons

    Pay scale is too low.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good environment

    Apr 20, 2022 - Junior Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The people who work here a very cool for the most part. Depending on which sector, they will work with you to be fully remote

    Cons

    Hard to get a promotion no matter how well you preform. Salary is not that great.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    You’ll learn a lot

    May 4, 2022 - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Notable clients, smart colleagues, access to resources. No doubt you will learn a lot in this job and it will prepare you for future roles.

    Cons

    Low pay and work/ life balance for junior staff. Some managers get away with more than they should.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    The Harvard of PR

    Apr 7, 2022 - EVP in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You'll grow your skills and expertise rapidly at Edelman as a result of being among the brightest in the business working on some of the world's greatest brands.

    Cons

    It is a very driven environment; you'll work hard, but you'll also be proud of the work you do and the impact it has.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing Workplace with Great Growth Opportunities

    Mar 15, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Being my first job post graduation, everyone I've worked with has been more than willing to share their expertise and train me up with the tools commonly used in my reports. Definitely have learned so much with my daily teams in such a short amount of time, and my managers have always made me feel heard and respected!

    Cons

    Unless you speak up about it, growth can become stagnant kind of like doing mindless work daily especially if you work on the same projects day-to-day.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Hardworking and smart people, lots of learning

    Apr 22, 2022 - Account Executive in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    So many resources, wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    Fast paced agency culture, high turnover

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Experience

    May 5, 2022 - Senior Vice President, Communications in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and assist clients, hybrid work schedule, significant autonomy at the senior levels

    Cons

    Pay not on par with competitors and appears to be issues with parity within the company as well

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