Edelman Employee Reviews about "salary"
Updated Jun 8, 2023
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- "There are really great resources and people in the network with every specialty of knowledge who are willing to help you." (in 345 reviews)
- "People and the overall culture is great!" (in 144 reviews)
- "Amazing and smart colleagues with whom I get to work with and learn from every day; high" (in 121 reviews)
- "Good benefits for medical and 401k." (in 106 reviews)
- "Great people and teams to work with" (in 80 reviews)
- "No work/life balance; really bureaucratic (finance mindset)" (in 157 reviews)
- "Low salary and rather questionable decision" (in 132 reviews)
- "Long hours; there's an expectation that you can't leave until 6pm in most locations" (in 127 reviews)
- "always think there is an underlying problem; no women in higher management; low pay" (in 117 reviews)
- "Particularly bad experience with a senior manager and leadership at the time that led to decision to leave" (in 70 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Don't believe the hypeAug 27, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Most of the people you work with are great (emphasis on 'most'). Good benefits, vacation time and a beautiful office. Plenty of social events. Great client list and recognition of the Edelman name.
Bureaucratic, family run popularity contest. I'm not sure I understand all the positive reviews after having worked there for 2+ years. Exceptions to various rules are the norm- it's all about who you know, how long you've been there, and how much dirt you have on various sketchy situations that keeps you in control. Junior staff are disposable and they salaries are not competitive.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Fantastic!Nov 1, 2013 - Assistant Account Executive in Washington, DCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The culture at Edelman is fantastic, employees have a high level of passion for their work and the company. The independent nature of the company enables employees freedom to do their best work and achieve the best outcomes for their clients.
The salary could be better but they get away with paying people less because they are the best.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Senior Account ExecutiveJul 7, 2019 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good company to work for freshers. Culture is good
Salary isn't that great and hikes are sad Opportunities to grow is limited sometimes
- Current Employee★★★★★
Good career growthNov 5, 2016 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great, capable and knowledgeable teammates.
Low salary and rather questionable decision-making from the management.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Dysfunctional office, tone deaf corporate leadershipDec 10, 2015 - Senior Account Supervisor in Dallas, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Opportunity to work with, and learn from, brilliant PR pros throughout the Edelman network - team members from Austin, New York and Seattle are particularly strong. - Profit sharing was a nice benefit -Good health/dental/vision insurance - Company matched 401K contributions
- Work-life balance is non-existent. The company pays a lot of lip service to the concept, and makes overtures to demonstrate a commitment to women in the workplace, but the day-to-day reality involved a lot of 60+ hour work weeks and constantly staying glued to my phone during off-hours. - Salaries - particularly at the junior level (AAE/AE/SAE) - were ridiculously low (much lower than average salaries paid by other DFW agencies). I felt terrible about the amount of work we piled on staff while providing marginal compensation. - Promotions are given twice a year, and personal performance plays a small role in determining advancement (it seemed that more emphasis was given to regional revenue/ P&L). -Digital expertise in Dallas is almost non-existent; heavy reliance on senior staff in Austin and other offices. -Corporate and local leadership don't seem to understand the Dallas market.. The agency has a lengthy track record of churning through general managers every 3-5 years, which resulted in two major bouts of staff turnover during my tenure.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Good place to learn and experience industrySep 13, 2020 - Corporate Communications Manager in JakartaRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great place to learn and experience various communications initiative
Not so competitive salary and too many administration workloadContinue reading
- Former Intern★★★★★
nice colleagues, and good working atmosphereDec 9, 2022 - Creative Intern in Guangzhou, GuangdongRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
cover dinner and taxi fee when you work overtime
low salaries and always should work overtime
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Still figuring out how to operationalize their ambitionsMay 22, 2019 - Group Creative Director in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Some of the smartest, hardest working people you'll meet anywhere. Very type A and ambitious. Independently owned (no holding company). Entrepreneurial spirit is authentic. Excellent maternity and family leave policies.
Still trying to figure out what kind of agency they want to be and how to operationalize those ambitions. Finance runs things -- it's like trying to do creative work at Goldman Sachs. You will be persecuted literally to your father's hospital bed to submit your timesheet. Offices in NYC are drab and open plan with limited spaces for collaboration, meetings, or private calls. Culture is competitive but represented as collaborative. Negotiate for the highest possible salary and do not believe HR when they tell you bonuses are paid every year -- they are not.
My goodness. I'm very sorry if that timesheet example was from your real life. And I agree with you that operationalizing our vision in a fast-moving industry is an ongoing challenge. We have further to go but we've also come a long way and have a lot in the works that I'm excited about on this front. I'm very glad to see you feel good about our family-friendly benefits. I also see some areas you've pointed out where we need to improve. If you'd like to talk with me directly, please reach out via Maria.O’Keeffe@edelman.com. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, US HR
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Good salary packageMar 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in NairobiRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Nice salary package and exposure
Work overload and unrealistic timeliness
- Current Employee★★★★★
Good, but could be betterDec 16, 2010 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
This a challenging and rewarding place to work and out of all of the large agencies in the area I believe its the best.
They need to do a better job rewarding employees who have put in time with the company. Salaries are not competitive and they almost force you to leave to make what you are worth.Continue reading