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Edelman Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
974 Reviews
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Pros
  • Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture (in 64 reviews)

  • Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted (in 135 reviews)

  • Junior staff are expected to work long hours, with minimal financial compensation (in 96 reviews)

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    Intern, Edelman India

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    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company for holistic Public Relations.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If PR is your calling, Edelman is the place to be!

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    Former Employee - Senior ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Senior ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    It is only a PR agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Edelman has some fantastic values, keep up the great heritage going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Intern in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Intern in Mumbai

    I worked at Edelman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Varied experiences, great mentors and team work

    Cons

    Low salaries, perhaps too stuck to maintaining structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Progressive in due course

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brand name, best clients to work on and cooperative environment

    Cons

    Lacks efficient distribution of work amongst all teams n practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more organized structure to help all employees gain exposure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Sr. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Edelman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    Not always a happy place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to all employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Typical Agency Life

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    Current Employee - Internship in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Internship in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Feels like you're working with friends, time passes really quickly.
    Good opportunity to work on big brands.

    Cons

    Little compensation for long hours.
    To get my work done, I arrived in the office at 8am every morning and only left after 9pm.
    Interns are exploited, feels like it's cheap labour, as all they do is media monitoring for months on end, run errands like buying coffee.
    Office politics were apparent.
    HR doesn't get to work with the interns, yet the director is tasked with grading them based on what they see, or what they hear.
    CEs are very overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less lip service

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, and an all around positive work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people! The work/life balance is phenomenal, everyone is very considerate of people's personal lives, and want to be flexible to accommodate having a life outside of work. I genuinely feel appreciated in my role, and feel like my hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    After coming from another agency, I can honestly say the grass is greener on the other side. I don't have anything bad to say about working at Edelman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the training coming, everyone is eager to learn!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging but lacks professionalism and clear focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, variety of client work. Smart and creative people not only existed within the larger offices, but also in the smaller regional ones. Colleagues work harder and longer than any other industry. Great company to prove and challenge yourself.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism within the office which affected culture, morale, and employee tenure. Compensation was below market average. Although there was flexibility, there was an overload of work that demanded overtime. Leadership waffled on focus and clear direction which was unfortunately driven from higher management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Head Leadership must carry the torch and lead in a positive, professional direction without being swayed by other leadership influences or direct reports. Treat colleagues who are hardworking, trustworthy and accountable with respect and appreciation. Believe in your people. Stay on one path, no waffling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Personal growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great clients, great teams, great leadership

    Cons

    Agency hours, compensation, career opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Smart people and fun, engaging work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Edelman as an intern

    Pros

    Edelman has an awesome culture and senior leadership is very approachable. As an intern, you will rarely get busy work, most of what you do utilizes and develops skills that will be valuable at Edelman and beyond. If you express interest in a certain account or project, management will help to work you in. It's a great place to learn.

    Cons

    Edelman is a huge company, and it takes some getting used to. The billing system is a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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