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Edelman Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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4.0 846 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman

Richard W. Edelman

(676 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture (in 51 reviews)

  • Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted (in 110 reviews)

  • Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate (in 90 reviews)

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    Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat place to learn from higher ups, challenging, lots of really useful experience that helps set you up for a future at an agency

    ConsSometimes very stressful, sometimes nothing to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementBalance out the work load so it's consistent

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

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    Horrible, agressive, combative atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsBIG - lots of budget for things like training. Good perks. Great pay.

    ConsHorrible management only concerned with squeezing clients for money, and employees for work. Senior leadership pits managers against each other, creating a non-collaborative and aggressive atmospherel

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internship experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally love it - great mentoring, awesome manager, and an established internship program. You feel like you learn a lot and get a good sense of the PR industry.

    ConsNot entirely well-paying and very early hours for some interns. Would be great to have more diversity in work - it appears that you can be stuck on an account for a long time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould be nice if pay was higher - also would be great if senior level management interacted with interns more.

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

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    Loving the global mobility program

    Manager (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWe can have a real conversation about global positions esp region jobs, transfers, secondments etc

    Opportunity to work on global clients and contribute to local brands.

    ConsHours are long but the office is fairly social so at least i feel like i am hanging with friends.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould love more visibility from the new HR lead
    Work life integration (Blue Skies Friday is a good new idea but let's keep it going)
    Start of real career pathing conversation

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

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    Simply the Best

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsIndependence means freedom from the financial pressures put on agencies in holding companies; Richard Edelman's game-changing leadership; you will go to work each day surrounded by the smartest people in the industry, at all levels.

    ConsThe pace and size will not be for everyone. It is big, fast and extremely smart -- you have to be on your toes at all times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep setting the bar high and pushing the industry forward.

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

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    Great experience and positive culture!

    PR Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC (US)

    ProsThe people are helpful and you get to work on great accounts with top companies.

    ConsPay and hours are decent for a PR Firm and there is room to get hired if you do a good job.

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

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    Fantastic to work for

    Vice President (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsLearn many skills, provided challenges and career growth opportunities, very social, made wonderful friends

    ConsLong hours, great if you are single but a challenge if you are in a relationship or wanting a family

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp junior and senior members find a way to achieve true work-life balance (work one day a week from home or build up staff on teams)

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

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    Fabulous opportunities--with high expectations

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsIncredible work. Challenging client assignments and the resources to the the best work possible. People are very talented and many make great mentors, especially for mid & senior career. For people who fit the culture, the "entrepreneurial spirit" is real. The firm provides resources necessary to make good ideas happen.

    ConsNeed to set your own boundaries because the firm will always push for better work. Some of the internal financial structure can make collaboration difficult, but individual relationships always trump the official policies.

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

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    Great way to get introduced to PR firm culture

    Edelman Digital Intern (Current Employee) Washington, DC (US)

    Prosbenefits, company outing and recreation, friendly staff

    Consinterns rarely get hired, they don't have enough space for a lot of their hires, no privacy

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire so many interns if you know you can't hire them. It's unethical.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and growth

    Billing Coordinator (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsEdelman gives you tools and makes it a bit easier for you to Grow.

    Consnone as of today

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

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