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Edelman Senior Vice President Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2019

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Edelman CEO Richard W. Edelman
Richard W. Edelman
57 Ratings
  1. "PR Giant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Attracts smart talent and interesting clients.

    Cons

    Shift from traditional roots in recent years

    Edelman2019-03-21
  2. Helpful (12)

    "Selfish leadership. Focused on making bonuses rather than doing good work. A high school culture."

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great client brands and no push back on expense reports.

    Cons

    Mean people culture. Watch your back.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the people than the money going to NY.

    Edelman2019-02-07
  3. "Communications Firm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of capabilities, talented staff and opportunities for exciting client work depending on the team.

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship, career development nurturing, poor networking, and management or team leadership problems

    Advice to Management

    Better nurture career growth and work on managers that focus on mentoring teams and networking

    Edelman2018-04-18
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Things have changed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits for medical and 401k.

    Cons

    There is an epidemic of overwork here. Even a sympathetic manager has no way to help you. Things changed so much over the 6 years I was here.

    Advice to Management

    do something to fix the lack of movement

    Edelman2018-03-13
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Collaborative and creative place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart and creative people. Welcoming and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Open floor plan may be less ideal for some.

    Edelman2017-08-07
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong growth culture across the board

    Cons

    Senior Leadership is not inspiring

    Advice to Management

    Quit creating more and ore made-up titles to pacify the career goals of middle management.

    Edelman2017-07-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "The largest for a reason"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great support system. Incredible talent. Strong leadership - but can depend on your location. Very good culture in most offices - especially places like San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. No better place to cut your teeth. Great, great clients. Very strong creative and digital chops. Entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Conflicts of interest can be counter productive. Very NY centered - making professional growth outside of NY challenging. Executive leadership can be a hit or miss with some overly ambitious.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to be less NY centered as your best people are actually not there.

    Edelman2017-02-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent agency"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative environment with an exceptionally supportive senior management team Investment in new technologies and platforms to ensure they kept pace with industry change Great team spirit Paid above market salary with benefits

    Cons

    There is a potential to get lost within a big firm so hard to stand out

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, you remain the standard by which others measure themselves

    Edelman2016-08-10
  9. "Sr VP"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Edelman is a great company and the independence of the larger agency makes for an always innovating, best practices culture. The opportunities globally with the company are fantastic and the thought leadership is best in class. A great place to learn.

    Cons

    The Vancouver office has some legacy leadership issues based on politics, not merit. There are a few old cronies who were a part of the Edelman acquisition of the local office who need to be let go because they are not on top of where communications is today, nor are they good with change.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to practice what they preach and eliminate double standards which seems to be improving with the very recent departure of some older, legacy senior leadership.

    Edelman2016-08-19
  10. Helpful (11)

    "great company overall, west coast management needs serious help."

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Client roster is excellent. Senior level clients are incredibly smart, focused and driven. Being independently owned allows the company to act for the long term and experiment, rather than focus so heavily on quarterly numbers. Mid-level staff (VP) and below are energetic, smart and genuinely seem to want to do the best they can.

    Cons

    “Optics” far outweigh "results". Speaking for the West Coast, one of the most political environments I have ever seen. Riddled with managers who seem to have never managed before. Senior management – especially in general marketing disciplines (not traditional PR) – seem to think their job is to spend on lunches, drinks, hotels and to parade around losses disguised as wins (read: low budget, mid level, one time... project work that loses money. Client retreats after underwhelming work due to poor setup and poorly managed expectations.) Incredibly poor hiring track record for key roles: Consistently hiring (and then within a year firing) the wrong people with the wrong skill sets who are given the wrong responsibilities and the wrong reporting structure. It’s damaging to culture, morale and the work every single time. Promotions and raises are predicted (accurately) based on social media posts of senior management’s after work drinking buddies. Very cliquey.

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    Advice to Management

    Look past the first layer who reports to you. Dig into who really grew the client, won the pitch, built the relationship, came up with the concept. Move promotion and raise decisions to committees outside of direct managers to combat favoritism. Look at track record of success and failures and promote/replace appropriately. Pay attention to North American feedback in glassdoor – pretty consistent in terms of... work life balance, pay and especially politics.

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    Edelman2016-06-21
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