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"Little Pay for Great Experience"

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Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great clients to gain reputable experience working with.

Cons

They will not pay you for the work you do.

Other Employee Reviews for Edelman

  1. "Edelman review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Consumer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Consumer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - smart people
    - top clients
    - broad expertise
     - leading edge of PR biz

    Cons

    lack of work life balance
    takes a long time for advancement at higher levels
    low salary compared to other agencies

    Advice to Management

    make compensation more competitive


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Will Break You"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst, Edelman Berland, Formerly An in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Analyst, Edelman Berland, Formerly An in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big name, big name clients, Edelman perks such as happy hours, free food, learning opportunities, etc., can become friends with coworkers. You're seldom not busy. HR is on top of their game.

    Cons

    Passive-aggressive and competitive coworkers and superiors, insane deadlines, no work/life balance, low pay, no potential for upward mobility, sometimes boring work. Lack of communication. Not everyone but a few do the people I worked with were immoral thieves and overcharged as well as manipulated their research. I had 5-7 bosses in a year and wasn't always clear on who I was reporting to.

    My boss would make me feel guilty very time I tried to take PTO. I never took all of it because I was too scared to. I was scared to ask for time off for doctor's appointments as well.

    If you don't eat lunch at your desk, they will think you aren't working hard enough. If you only work 8 hours a day, then you are not working hard enough and may be talked to about it, despite not getting paid enough to match the hours they want you to work. Be warned: this is a mill that will burn and churn you.

    I'm the type of person who thrives in collaborative and harmonious, not competitive environments. Edelman Berland broke me. And I saw it, and Edelman, break many of my peers.

    If you want this type of environment, you might as well go into investment banking and at least make money equivalent to the number of hours you are working and the crappy life you are having.

    Advice to Management

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