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Edelman Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 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 50 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 109 reviews)

  • Long hours; org structure difficult to understand/navigate(in 89 reviews)

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    Strong work ethic, lots of potential for growth

    Account Director (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsThe network is amazing and the opportunities to work with big global teams is awesome. The very high standard or work is also rewarding

    ConsSome teams are on the small side so working at Edelman can be tough for those not working autonomously.

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

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    Great internship experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsGreat work life balance, good company values, learning environment

    ConsCompensation is relatively low compared to industry average

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

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    Corporate Practice (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Prosthe best platform at which you can get in touch with world-class clients and get first-class training

    Conshard working and huge pressure

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

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    Good agency environment; business is booming in Seattle

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsBreadth of clientele to meet your interests; employee benefits; new Seattle office location coming in November 2014; strong growth in Seattle market/office across disciplines and practice areas; salaries tend to be competitive within the agency market; company values and vision

    ConsSeattle parking (if you drive to work) can be $11-$13/day; work-life balance can be difficult based on client demands and workload, at times

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

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    Great people

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

    ProsI have developed so many great skills in the short time I have been working here. The name definitely carries great status and reputation. The people I work with bring so much to the table on a daily basis.

    ConsThe quality of work should be more recognized. Billing is way too important.

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

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    Great people to work with/for

    Associate Executive (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsYou learn something new every day from co-workers and supervisors.

    ConsAt times, the supervisors are doing a billion things that they can't really teach/train the people working under them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep motivating peers and increase training on digital.

    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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    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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