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    "High caliber learning environment"

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    Former Employee - Immersion Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced and ability to grow and learn quickly

    Cons

    A little cut throat and nepotistic in the sense that a lot decisions are made based on relationships

    Edelman2019-01-08

    Edelman Response

    February 11, 2019Edelman

    Thanks for your review. I'm so happy to hear that you've found the Immersion program to be a high caliber learning experience; it's a program we're very proud of. From my perspective, decision-making always goes through as much of an objective, constructive process as possible, but ...

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  1. "Great Experience; Excellent start in PR"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Engaging team leaders, great clients

    Cons

    Strict hierarchy, not always a lot of opportunity for travel.

    Advice to Management

    Management on the VP level should carve out time to sit down and meet with more junior staff on their team to understand their priorities and personal goals within the team.

    Edelman2019-07-17

    Edelman Response

    September 3, 2019Edelman

    Thank you for your feedback. I agree with you that managers and leaders should take time to understand your personal goals. Your upcoming review meeting is a good opportunity for this but don’t forget that you can request a conversation like this at any time and I encourage you to! ...

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  2. "5 Years & Going Strong"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work life balance, great people with variable experience and expertise readily available all across the network, abundant opportunities to grow and learn. The company is also highly invested in retaining/promoting top talent with very competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Having been with the company for five years, I've seen it go through some ups and downs, like you'll find with most companies. Are there surges of turn-over at times? Of course! It's an agency after all. You've got your transient folks who are here to learn a few key things and then move on. You've got folks looking for instant rewards for great work (instead of demonstrating some consistency and ability to handle... the rough times with the smooth). And you've got people who just aren't cut out for agency life long-term and there's no shame in that - it's a demanding business but the pace of learning is highly rewarding. People come and go. Some stay for a year, a few years, or even a decade or more. I suppose I'm not really listing any cons but instead, answering the common ones I've seen from my colleagues, one of them being work-life balance. Like one executive once told me, "no one is going to manage your work life balance for you - you have to set your own boundaries." That means setting expectations with clients for when you can reliably turn-around quality work. That means setting expectations with your team and your managers about what you can reasonably manage. Are there times when you're going to need to work some long hours or endure a heavy week and some weekend work? Of course! I'm not saying you should never work more than 8 hours a day - that's not realistic here. But it's your responsibility to set your boundaries for the time and space you'll need to do your job well. It's your responsibility to manage your potential for burn-out, to speak up and raise the white flag like an adult when you need to, to address conflicts directly and professionally, not via the gossip pool where solutions go to die. I see the company embracing the digital evolution of our world to keep our business relevant. I see leadership noticing the trends in what employees today need and their willingness to offer different amenities and solutions. I see a company that truly cares and leadership that is actively invested. There are good times and there are bad, but Edelman is still a cut above the rest and I believe in it.

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    Advice to Management

    Your efforts are not going unnoticed - I appreciate you!

    Edelman2019-09-16

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