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Fast-paced, always changing environment with great people but occasionally questionable decision-making

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

I have been working at Edelman full-time

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The people are amazing. You'll make great friends and feel invited into a very collaborative, friendly environment by your peers. The agency at large is very well-respected, which is a great status to maintain and be part of when working with clients.

Cons

Decisions made by senior leadership are not communicated well to employees. Any communications that are made by leadership are clouded in positivity, lacking detail and decreasing their credibility. Also, the leadership team seems to have become a group in and of themselves, protecting one another and becoming more disconnected from the team at large. For example, senior leadership members were almost all promoted to higher positions during the most recent common review season, while hard-working and deserving midlevel staff were largely overlooked despite similar years of experience and age.

Advice to Management

Communicate decisions that are made regularly. Reinforce ideals of an environment (such as approachable leadership) by practicing them, not merely stating them.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is the best of the large agencies. There is a lot a person can learn. Social media folks are the best around.

    Cons

    There are still a lot of 'bad apples' at the executive level who care a lot more about moving up than anything else. An employee's happiness at Edelman is completely dependent on the attitude of his/her manager.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great name, doesn't live up to expectation

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    Former Intern - Trainee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Intern - Trainee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Edelman as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for your resume, you work with people who are friendly and very talented.
    Awesome clients! It's a good start to your career because people have high expectations of the agency.

    Cons

    Trainees are not paid, too many interns/trainees hired takes away from recognizing talent and providing them a full experience. Dispose of trainees/interns not to mention most stay past hours without pay.

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