Edelman
4.0 of 5 802 reviews
www.edelman.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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96% Approve of the CEO

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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excellent

Contractor (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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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Office Manager (Current Employee)
Brussels (Belgium)

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

ProsInternational environment
Multicultural company
Modesty of the senior management team

ConsEverything is possible!
We can do, because we work differently

Advice to Senior Managementshare info sometimes already known by the team :-)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Learning and growth oriented

Account Director (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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 (India)

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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great company

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

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

Prosprivate ownership, great work-life balance, great career opportunities for hard workers

ConsThere aren't many negatives. In some cases the leadership isnt as strong as it could be, but I am overall very pleased.

Advice to Senior Managementembrace telecommuters

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

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Wonderful people, wonderful work, wonderful experience thus far.

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsConsistently challenged, but supported. Compensation is above average, and the company culture is amazing.

ConsAs with any corporate job, politics do come into play, but not enough to interfere with day-to-day work.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you're doing!

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

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Fast-faced, entrepreneurial organization that appreciates quality work for its clients.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSmart people to learn from, ability to experience diverse types of work, Richard Edelman and the US CEO, Mark Hass, are terrific leaders.

ConsCan sometimes take on too much at one time which makes balance for employees very difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to maintain a culture of keeping a check on dishonest behaviors.

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

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Working with the best in the buisness

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

ProsWe have some of the smartest people in the industry. We also have the best employee engagement programs I've ever seen in my career.

ConsWe work A LOT. This, however, is not unique to Edelman. It's an industry thing...

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the employee engagement initiatives going!

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

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Best of the Best

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

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

ProsI have been employed at several well-known NYC agencies over the course of a long career, and Edelman is by far the best place I have ever worked. The "E" in Edelman stands for excellence. It is impossible to overrate the importance of the firm's independence and the outstanding leadership and commitment of the Edelman family. The firm is loaded with smart, creative people, who are challenged everyday to grow, learn, and give back. Hard work IS rewarded here.

ConsAfter experiencing other typical NYC agency environments, ranging from tolerable to unbearable, I truly can't think of any "cons" that amount to anything.

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

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Edelman is a great place to work. Smart and creative company.

Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat benefits and I love my co-workers.

Conslong hours when deadlines are due

Advice to Senior Managementkeep employees informed of what direction the company is going

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

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