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Edelman Washington Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Edelman has a great work life balance (in 86 reviews)

  • great and smart people to work with (in 96 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance isn't a top priority for management (in 224 reviews)

  • The pay is just sufficient despite the long hours you work (in 145 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Meat grinder. If you can handle the pace and expectations this place is for you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Breakfast provided. Diverse portfolio of clients. Great employees. They hire attractive women.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations. They will work you to the bone. Acquiring new business is a large portion of work and is tough. Senior management waits till the last minute.

    Advice to Management

    Have reasonable expectations for workload. Respect the employees work-life balance.


  2. "Creative and aggressive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    biggest in the industry; global

    Cons

    competition among offices; fees are getting high


  3. "Edelman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great clients. Collegial work environment. Good growth and professional development potential

    Cons

    Senior managers and executives need to be trained better to become more inspiring leaders


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  5. "It's been a while"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interested in new ideas and technologies, gives room for growth

    Cons

    demanding hours, lots of hand-holding of clients


  6. "Challenging and stimulating, but very frustrating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn, great resources

    Cons

    Competitive to a fault, easy to fall through the cracks when working on large accounts


  7. "Great experience and positive culture!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - PR Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - PR Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are helpful and you get to work on great accounts with top companies.

    Cons

    Pay and hours are decent for a PR Firm and there is room to get hired if you do a good job.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great way to get introduced to PR firm culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Edelman Digital Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Edelman Digital Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, company outing and recreation, friendly staff

    Cons

    interns rarely get hired, they don't have enough space for a lot of their hires, no privacy

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire so many interns if you know you can't hire them. It's unethical.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was given meaningful work and had great supervisors that not only made themselves available to me but made feel like they were really invested in me benefiting from my experience there.

    Cons

    With the real possibility of a job offer resulting from serving as an intern, there can be a very competitive work culture between the interns. This has its benefits and downfalls.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for and great people to work with!"

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

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

    Pros

    My colleagues are all smart and dedicated to their work and the energy is contagious. Leadership genuinely cares about the employees.

    Cons

    You work on the demands of clients, so work loads can vary dramatically


  11. "The only agency I will ever work for."

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

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

    Pros

    Unlike other agencies that say they support work-life balance and value their employees as their top asset, Edelman actually does both of these things in practice. Through the actions of middle to senior management, you are truly made to feel valued and appreciated. Opportunities are everywhere and the culture is laid back and fun.

    Cons

    While there is far less pressure on utilization than other agencies, making for a more relaxed environment (that's not to say we don't work super hard to achieve successes), but the salary compensation does seem lower than market competitors in the area. However, with the environment and culture, PTO and benefits, it balances out.



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