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Pros
  • The company culture is amazing-- people work hard and care about their work but have a great work/life balance (in 89 reviews)

  • Great company to work for; smart people, great work benefits (in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance could be better for full time employees (in 230 reviews)

  • The pay is just sufficient despite the long hours you work (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Edelman review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great clients, respected company, opportunities for growth, smart leadership

    Cons

    heavy workload, sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue helping employees with work life balance


  2. "Senior Account Executive"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, great benefits, and good opportunities for advancement. There is always someone who is willing to listen to your idea - whether you're just starting your career or several years in.

    Cons

    For a communications firm, Edelman has room to improve in the internal communications side of business - senior management decisions are often not fully explained to junior staff.

    Advice to Management

    Improved internal communication would facilitate a happier work environment for the junior staff members, particularly when communicating difficult issues such as compensation and bonuses.

  3. "I love my job at Edelman"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Edelman is the people. It's an amazing company, with great thought leadership, management, and foresight. They're always thinking about the next step forward in the PR industry, hiring smart people, and making it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    There aren't many cons I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Management should communicate more often about new hires and people leaving to the entire office.


  4. "Good things continue to happen - it's a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth opportunities; leadership; rewards; network; team; clients

    Cons

    Lifestyle; politics/egos; demanding; high expectations

    Advice to Management

    Great work trying to make changes, keep getting feedback and putting it into action


  5. "Endless Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transfer and new experience opportunities, lots of feedback, excellent training for managers

    Cons

    sometimes compensation seems a little low for some markets

    Advice to Management

    be sure to do a compensation analysis in each city's market


  6. ""fly by the seat of your pants" managemant style"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    experience good for your resume - but move on quickly

    Cons

    No communication or direction regarding client project needs and time commitments

    Advice to Management

    better compensation is a must to retain talent


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Name, Poor Mid and Lower Level Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Looks great on resume. Provides amazing exposure to high profile clients (depending on assignment). If you play your cards right and are willing to put yourself out there, you can have access to some of the great thinkers in the PR industry today.

    Cons

    Edelman is definately a powerhouse PR firm, but the things that make it so great don't always permeate down to the mid and lower level management, making it hard to really learn and grow within the internship. Your experience is solely dependent on which account you are placed on and under which management. Embarrassing and uncomfortable lack of diversity, both in background and demographics. Very little feedback. NY office is not for the weak-minded--you have to be aggressive or you will be left out to dry.

    Advice to Management

    Provide much better structure for feedback at all levels. Make an effort to invest in your employees and make sure that the mid and lower level managers are carrying the same values as you.

  8. "Great agency that can do better integrating its resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and develop your PR skills. Invests behind its Thought Leadership, both dollars and mindshare, helping employees think beyond the traditional PR definition. Truly is what you make it - if there is something you want to do and can make the business case for it, doors are pretty wide open. Smart people, great clients, amazing work.

    Cons

    Geographic, practice and specialty group silos can make putting together the best team and best resources for clients challenging. That is getting better, though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep backing up your hype. If you say you're doing something, do it. If you put out intellectual property, make sure its known and understood so everyone in the firm can use it and bring it to their jobs.


  9. "OKay Experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great senior leaders to learn from
    - Ample classes
    - Great clients to work on
    - Mentor program
    - location

    Cons

    - Senior leaders were rarely around, and interns couldn't learn more than one "side" of PR. Focused mainly on account management and my interest was with media.

    Advice to Management

    To interact more with junior staffers and help them grow within the company. Morale was somewhat down and not good.


  10. "it was an alright experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots to learn--learn by doing

    looks great on resume

    Cons

    incomplete training

    little useful feedback from management

    Advice to Management

    be clear with your expectations and evaluation of performance


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