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Updated August 8, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (12)

    "Great company for smart, hard working people"

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

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

    Pros

    I get to work with the smartest, most creative people in the business.

    If you know how to ask for opportunities - and can tie ideas back to how it will help the business - you'll succeed here.

    If you're willing to work longer hours for big new business opportunities or raise your hand for new opportunities, this is the place for you.

    If you're aggressive about finding a mentor and learning, you'll love Edelman.

    The Edelman brand has great cache.

    The network is huge - and the name recognition is excellent.

    Cons

    I am disappointed to see some of the other reviews; the experiences they describe are so different than mine. I do think Edelman is only for a certain type of person. No one is going to give you a roadmap for your career at Edelman - you really need to carve your own path.

    Edelman Response

    Apr 27, 2017 – Edelman

    Thanks for your glowing review! I agree; Edelman is a special place with endless opportunities for proactive, hard-working people. I appreciate your feedback. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, U.S... More


  2. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun creative work environment and spacre

    Cons

    None to complain about

    Advice to Management

    None

    Edelman Response

    Aug 18, 2017 – Edelman

    Thanks for your kind words! Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, U.S. HR

  3. "Collaborative and creative place to work"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart and creative people. Welcoming and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Open floor plan may be less ideal for some.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, fun work and the ability to as autonomous as you like!

    Cons

    operational processes need to be streamlined

    Edelman Response

    Jul 30, 2017 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review. I, too, love the New York office, their people and the way teams are managed to give employees of all levels autonomy and a fun working environment. I'm so glad to hear you... More


  5. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern

    Pros

    Very professional, you won't be running errands

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be better for full time employees


  6. "Billing Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of great perks from happy hours, to transportation reimbursement, gym membership reimbursement, great benefits 401k, health, vision, dental. Great family oriented culture to work for. Flexible with job relocation.

    Cons

    Really cannot think of anything. I was going to say pay, however I must be honest that you get paid what you earn. If you want to get paid more you really have to have a great attitude, show up on time, turn out great work consistently. I really wouldn't expect anything other than this in order to be compensated satisfactorily anywhere else, so why not here?

    Advice to Management

    Reward you infrastructure departments, they are the life line of the entire company worldwide. AR, AP, Billing, Contracts, Legal, etc.

    Edelman Response

    Jul 12, 2017 – Edelman

    Thanks for your great review and I'm really happy to hear how many wonderful things you're experiencing in your career. Be sure to let HR know if anything changes. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director... More


  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman as an intern

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to learn. Encouraging managers, and thriving company culture.

    Cons

    Doesn't sponsor international (H1b) below senior management level

  8. "Fun company culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Warm environment, cool office space, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    Long application process, not stellar pay


  9. "Health (Wellness 360) Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman as an intern

    Pros

    Great support, really because involved with the team and lots of exposure to different accounts and public relations needs.

    Cons

    -media pitches were not given a lot of guidance

    Edelman Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your internship and felt adequately supported. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, US HR


  10. "Great Culture and Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture.
    Great, smart team of account managers and creatives.

    Cons

    Bandwidth is limited sometimes.
    Long hours.


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