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Edelman Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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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 84 reviews)

  • great and smart people to work with (in 94 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the easiest for work/life balance (in 214 reviews)

  • Long hours, occasionally have to work weekends (in 135 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Group Creative Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to learn as a Junior to Mid level PR executive or manager.

    Cons

    Challenging environment for anyone being hired for non-core competencies of the group, such as advertising or Digital advertising (purely from a creative independence perspective).

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is required in interactions with employees.

    Edelman Response

    Dec 1, 2016 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review. As our business evolves, we're striving to create an experience that's equally as fulfilling for those bringing new capabilities to the firm as it is for those who work in ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Acct Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Acct Executive
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, fun work, inclusive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of junior staff on certain accounts leaves senior account staff doing a lot of the ground work.

    Edelman Response

    Dec 1, 2016 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review and we are so pleased to hear that you like the culture and find Edelman a fun and inclusive place to work. The make-up of account teams can vary based on the clients, I would ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial mindset company and growing business

    Cons

    Lacking of central HR functions

    Advice to Management

    Develop central functions as long as the company is growing


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  5. "Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Great sense of camaraderie. Co-workers are by far the best part about working at Edelman. We've become friends through our open floor seating, constant collaboration on cross-division projects, and team outings.

    Cons

    Salaries are low in PR.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure a work-life balance.

    Edelman Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Edelman

    Thanks for the review. I agree that our people are one of the best things about working here and am thrilled that you are enjoying the camraderie and culture! Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director ... More


  6. "My Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment, break rooms, facility

    Cons

    feels a little racist in there

    Advice to Management

    stop judging

    Edelman Response

    Oct 26, 2016 – Edelman

    Thank you for your comment. We take diversity and inclusion very seriously at Edelman, so anything that might be incongruent to that goal is concerning to us. As such, I wanted to reach out to offer ... More


  7. "Room to Move Internally"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Edelman believes in the entrepreneurial spirit and encourages all employees to demonstrate that value. This fundamental philosophy creates a world of opportunity, not only because of its size, but because there is an embedded openness.

    Cons

    Someone who is looking to be defined by their job may have a challenging time at this huge organization. It's easy to get lost, so networking internally is critical to success.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to change yourself. As the organization shifts to meet industry needs, be willing to be that leading change agent. That means thinking in innovative ways and stepping into unknown (and often uncomfortable) places. In other words, walk the talk.

    Edelman Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Edelman

    Thanks for your insightful review. We appreciate your encouragement to be bold and try new things. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director; Human Resources


  8. "Leading the Industry"

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

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, skills training, work/life balance support and rewards, sabbatical program, global exposure, at the forefront of the industry

    Cons

    Long hours (like any agency), work/life balance still difficult to maintain

    Edelman Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review. We are happy to know that you recognized so many positive things about Edelman. You list work/life balance in both pros and cons, and you are not alone in this observation ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "SAS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAS in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SAS in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Depending on client and integrated team set-up, getting work done is sometimes difficult

    Edelman Response

    Dec 1, 2016 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review. We are so happy to hear that you like your colleagues and that you have work life balance-this is a huge priority for us. Be sure and share your observations about team ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Young, fun and friendly culture. Great place for people in the PR industry.

    Cons

    Not all financial analysts here get to do financial analysis because the role involves being a business manager (this might be a pro for some). There are areas of improvement (finance and accounting processes, and training) but no one to drive change.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Edelman Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear you find the culture fun and friendly. I will share your observations about the finance career path with the appropriate person. You may contact me ... More


  11. "A place to learn & grow"

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities, great co-workers, lots of focus on employee development and engagement

    Cons

    Long hours; junior salaries tend to stay low for awhile



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