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"Fairly new, but very happy"

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
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Pros

Edelman has a reputation of attracting the "best of the best" to work in an environment that is fast-paced, challenging, forward-thinking and engaging. Guess what? The reality lives up to the reputation. I am consistently impressed with the intelligence, competence, forward-thinking management and ideas my colleagues come up with. Senior management is approachable and open to ideas from employees at all levels - a welcome change from some other agency environments - and nearly everyone has a thirst for "more:" learning, living, doing. If you want to learn, to be challenged and see some great things brought to life, Edelman is an ideal place to call home.

Cons

At 500-600 employees, Edelman is one of the larger agencies in Chicago. It spans four floors in the AON center and, truthfully, that kind of change can be a little daunting. That said, management recognizes this and is working to provide smaller group orientations and practice meetings to help orient new hires. Additionally, employees work hard and long hours. Vacation isn't frowned upon, but can be difficult to schedule and take.

Advice to Management

I've found Edelman's senior management to be incredibly intelligent, engaging and approachable. They want to see their teams succeed and, thus, are willing to invest time in their employees (at all levels). I'm thrilled to be contributing to the resulting work and learning from these individuals.

Other Employee Reviews for Edelman

  1. "You get what you give."

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Edelman reminds me of the create your own adventure book series. If you can think it up and make the business case, you can often craft your ideal job. People are very smart and fun to work with and comp. is very good once you've eached mid-level.

    Cons

    It's a demanding work environment but you get what you give.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and take on less so you can really do it all right. Keep the culture despite rapid growth.


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    "Love working at Edelman"

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    Current Employee - EVP in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - EVP in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial -- dream what you want and you can do it
    Work for best in class brands and companies
    Family culture

    Cons

    PR is fast paced and client service focused with long hours if you want to do good job
    Lots of resources and important to navigate and understand to give the best client service

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the company
    Keep open communications
    Watch showing the praise on only a few

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