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Edelman Reviews

Updated July 20, 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 (1)

    "The Best"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The biggest clients, the best resources. A team environment.

    Cons

    You have to really love PR or you will simply fail here. Everyone is a champion. Highly competitive work place.


  2. "Great environment for getting straight into PR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Edelman is the leading public relations for a reason and working here was nothing short of awesome. The Edelman Seattle office is full of vibrant, talented people who are fun to work with. I learned a lot in this internship about public relations that I took to other positions. You simply won't get the training and hands-on experience doing high-level work in a PR internship anywhere else. The organization of the company is great and I always felt comfortable asking questions.

    Cons

    A job is not guaranteed at the end of the internship, even if you are a fantastic intern. It all depends on timing.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of very smart people, great ideas, very professional

    Cons

    Can feel very corporate and sterile at times for PR firm...


  4. "Senior Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Opportunities for growth
    -Incredible clients
    -Smart, hard working colleagues
    -Vision backed by CEO's investment and puts his money where his mouth is.

    Cons

    It's a demanding place to work and if you're not careful, your work/life balance will get away from you. Set parameters and stick by them. Everyone has families and this is a family firm...

    Advice to Management

    Increase junior salaries. Brutal to lose a great talent to another firm who is just a little bit higher in salary. Be willing to pay a bit more for someone you want.


  5. "Research Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team chemistry, good benefits

    Cons

    Some lack of clarity on progression


  6. "Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible Culture
    Real-world work
    Interns are valued as true team members
    True ability to grow

    Cons

    Long hours
    Low starting salary
    You must pay your dues, but that is expected in a large agency.

    Advice to Management

    I think that the HR department has room for improvement.


  7. "Employee Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good work environment
    -Great employees
    -Great experience

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Somewhat hard to move up

  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and office culture

    Cons

    Work can be successful at times


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment was very good. Team members are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Work load is too much, have to work overtime a lot.


  10. "Surgical assistant for 27 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excitement of learning new things

    Cons

    Long daily work hours


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