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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great name, doesn't live up to expectation

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    totally not impressed with the company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edelman

    Pros

    big agency good money not great results

    Cons

    nothing got done. all we did was create plans we couldn't execute

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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