Edelman
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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman

Richard W. Edelman

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture"
    in 48 reviews
  • "Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects"
    in 50 reviews
Cons:
  • "The work-life balance isn't as good as it could be, but that is probably true everywhere"
    in 106 reviews
  • "Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate"
    in 85 reviews
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Great learning ground

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I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEdelman is undoubtedly a thought leader. The vision, values and quality of senior management are among the best in the industry. The fact that one is working with people of such high calibre, encourages people to outperform.

ConsExtremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted. Increasing number of layers in a matrix structure slows down decision making.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage work-life balance for staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Global exposure guaranteed

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEdelman gives you an opportunity to work with some of the most renowned global brands across verticals and also train under seasoned industry experts.

Apart from this, the HR policies are flexible and benefits offered to the employees are helpful

ConsNo cons as such

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Management can consider expanding their digital practice presence across locations in India

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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excellent

Contractor (Current Employee)
Chennai

I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than a year

Prosthey want us to work like independent contractors

Consworking full time is a drawback

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Learning and growth oriented

Account Director (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than a year

ProsThe culture is open, friendly and conducive to learning

ConsNone that come to my mind

Advice to Senior ManagementMore sharing of the bigger picture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Brilliant. Great learning; amazing people.Work is cerebrally challenging and gives opportunity to explore one's strength

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
New Delhi

I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople
Great working environment
Career Opportunities and development are significant
Growth
There are great number of Clients both quality and quantity wise

ConsThe industry needs more money and better quality of people. Being a service industry it has to deal with people who are not always great

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should change the policy of yearly appraisals to half yearly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent career builder

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExperience working across practices
Advocates entrepreneurial spirit
Provides added responsibilities and oppoprtunities for growth

ConsMore accounts than SAMs should be allowed to handle at one point of time
Long long working hours
Remuneration

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Edelman as an intern for less than a year

ProsExcellent company for holistic Public Relations.

ConsIts one of the best public relations firm , there are no cons!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If PR is your calling, Edelman is the place to be!

Senior Accounts Executive (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsThe top 5 reasons to join Edelman are:

- Global exposure & best practices
- Excellent Career Opportunities
- Always attracts the world's best clients to work with
- An Industry Paymaster
- Employee Friendly HR Policies

Public Relations is a local business, FOR MOST AGENCIES. Edelman de-mystifies such perceptions about the business and provides an opportunity to excel and DO MORE THAN JUST MEDIA RELATIONS.

Edelman has been a world leader from quite sometime and for some very good reasons. Thanks to their outstanding HR approach, they end up attracting not just the best talent in a marketplace but also the best employees which gives you another reason to work for the firm.

ConsIt is only a PR agency

Advice to Senior ManagementEdelman has some fantastic values, keep up the great heritage going!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Edelman as an intern for less than a year

ProsVaried experiences, great mentors and team work

ConsLow salaries, perhaps too stuck to maintaining structure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Progressive in due course

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at Edelman full-time for less than a year

ProsBrand name, best clients to work on and cooperative environment

ConsLacks efficient distribution of work amongst all teams n practices

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more organized structure to help all employees gain exposure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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