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productive and enjoying work place
Clerical Clerk (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 6, 2017
Typically a day at work is calm. Everyone gets along in the office. I learned how to correctly use the different programs in our system. Management is ran smoothly, yet very precisely. The hardest part of the job had to be speaking with reps from other countries. Besides that I enjoyed every part of it.
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Best in the business, but needs to look within
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 31, 2017
Edelman is trying it's best to give its employees a manageable work/life balance, but with continuous client needs, it is always difficult. The expectation is perfection at all times, but sometimes comes at the detriment of fostering growth.
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Excellent
Account Supervisor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 31, 2017
Great company, would highly recommend to anyone looking for a job within Communications Marketing/PR. Good workplace culture and community atmosphere!
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Great place to learn and grow
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 25, 2017
Edelman is an amazing agency to expand your PR background and learn about communications marketing. It's a global company with a large knowledge base on the industry and client needs. You will learn an immense amount at this company, but you will also work extremely hard/long hours. The company perks are great, but the pay/compensation + work/life are tough to say the least. If you want a place that consistently challenges you, then this is a great company for you. Just be prepared to give it your all + a little extra.
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talented and strategic thinkers dedicated to clients
Assistant Account Executive (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 22, 2017
The people are some of the brightest and most intelligent in the business. The management challenges employees to think bigger and think differently. The hardest and most enjoyable part of the job is working across multiple accounts to bring innovative thinking and solutions to client problems.
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Lame place to work but pays the bills until you find better
Designer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 16, 2017
That place does't make a lot of real life work - mostly social. But will get the bills paid while you look for a better job. It's a lot of small work - hard grind. Not inspiring.
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Great environment with many in work break activities
Financial Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMarch 28, 2017
As a Finance Intern, with no supervisor gone on maternity leave, I was forced to quickly learn independently and did not have much support from other managers in the other branches. My workload was always heavy and did not have much personal time off.

I learned many great tools in the analytical field of finance, and applied it to my work. As an end of internship project, I personally created a client specific budget enhancement tool that project managers start to use to accurately manage their time.
Pros
Company events, lunch specials
Cons
Work/life balance, short breaks, wages
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Bad Outweigh the Good
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 26, 2017
Low opportunity for career advancement
Junior staff are underpaid - and make below national average on Glassdoor
Highly political atmosphere - executives care more about their job security than the well-being of their teams
HR doesn't keep issues private and have disclosed names when approaching sensitive subjects
False promises of career advancement, salary increases and bonuses
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Diversity
IT Support Desk Technician (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 15, 2017
Edelman's model is family based work environment thats enriched in professionalism. Always a fast pace with meetings and deadlines and tons of business pitches.
Pros
Lunch Provide on-site from outside vendors
Cons
None
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If nepotism is your thing...
Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 10, 2017
For soon-to-be graduates considering job prospects, I can not recommend taking an internship with Edelman. Salary positions are given to interns somewhat arbitrarily and often without proof of merit. Having a personal/family connection with company leadership has greater value than demonstrated work ethic.
Pros
Pleasant work space, frequent work events, creative atmosphere. Seattle leadership is the best around.
Cons
Incredibly low pay, no work/life balance if you want to get ahead.
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excellent company
Executive Assistant to EVP (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 8, 2017
great company family owned great work life balance great benefits
hardest part of the job is working with different personalities and the weekly check in meetings. stressful at times
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Great place to start
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCDecember 12, 2016
Edelman is a good bang for your buck early on in your career. Lots of smart colleagues with high-profile clients. You work a lot, and your paid in exposure (rather than salary...)which is great exposure but I've seen plenty of people burn out quickly because of it. The company is in a really transitional period right now - the old way of doing PR isn't working in our multimedia world, and the company is struggling to find its place. Because of it leadership is fractured and there's a major internal struggle of old-world PR vs new-world PR.

I'm hopeful the company will move forward and work through these kinks in the coming years, but in the meantime it will be critical for long-time senior staff be more open to creative ideas and integrate digital in a significant way.

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Pros
Smart colleagues, big-name clients, fast-paced environment
Cons
Awful pay for junior staff, few opportunities for advancement, old-school leadership unopen to ideas
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Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCNovember 30, 2016
Excellent mentors. Great atmosphere. Many benefits for growth. Co-workers were extremely driven. Location of the office is ideal for all those living in DC.
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Top tier clients to work for and fun co-workers to collaborate with
PROJECT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 1, 2016
Agency life is notoriously feast or famine. One minute you are swamped in work, the next you're comfortable. Even during the heaviest times, work-life balance was not out of reach, though during times of less work it can become pretty boring. Co-workers for the most part are genuinely good people. Politics still exist, but to a much less degree than other companies may experience. The biggest irritation, which is common at agencies, is a heavy emphasis on billing time. Every minute of every day must be accounted for with more time billed to clients than not. This can make it feel like you can never hop out for a coffee break without having to stay later into the evening.
Pros
Fun projects, collaborative people to work with
Cons
Too much emphasis on billing every minute of the day instead of focusing on the quality of the work
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Great Tradition
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 25, 2016
Company is leader in PR industry with a great history in providing quality work. The company provides remarkable job security and the demographic is great for recent grads.
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Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 31, 2016
Overall, a great company to work for. However, Edelman doesn't offer advancement for Administrative Assistants.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Doesn't offer advancement for Administrative Assistants
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Internship
UX / UX Intern (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 29, 2016
Such an amazing team, such a warm culture, you learn so much from people with years of good experience. The hardest part was actually leaving such a great team. My co-workers were always supportive, always helpful. The GM is amazing, she takes the time to know you. The HR staff is so friendly and warm and sweet, you just love them.
Cons
Parking
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Fast-paced environment and great clientelle
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 12, 2016
Work environment depends on your team. Career progressions depends on your manager. Overall, a great place to start your career. After awhile, the job plateaus.
Pros
Great clients
Cons
Overworked
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Good work life balance; great benefits;
Senior Account Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 9, 2016
Tough environment but a good work life balance and great benefits. Plenty of diversity in your accounts and opportunity to work across divisions as well.
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Good place to work
Senior consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 2, 2016
It is a great experience to work for the biggest PR agency in the world. My co-workers and supervisors are great. I am learning a lot.
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