Edelman Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
967 Reviews
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Pros
  • Lots of resources available to employees and good work-life balance culture (in 64 reviews)

  • Many smart people to work with on a diverse portfolio of projects (in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely high work pressure means that work life balance is adversely impacted (in 135 reviews)

  • Junior staff are expected to work long hours, with minimal financial compensation (in 95 reviews)

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  1.  

    Surreal, I still can't believe I work for such an amazing firm!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is my second week on the job, but it has been nothing short of what I expected. Amazing, smart people work here. The building is beautiful, has some of the best views of dtla and surrounding areas. A lot office perks, such as Starbucks coffee machines, cereal bar, snacks, fruit, and paid parking. Again, I haven't been here long, but I can tell that everything I have heard is real and true! Can't wait to become a tenured employee.

    Cons

    None that I can think of as of yet. Like many other reviews the only thing I can think of is the work life balance, but with everything that they offer this is not even an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You rock! Keep doing what you do for your employees. Know that everyone here is happy and feels blessed to work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Large Firm with Start-Up Vibe

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leadership in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Leadership in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Solid leadership with the open playground to invent and re-invent new ways to build great programs for clients.

    Cons

    Agency life can be demanding of time outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep allowing folks to take risks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Top agency, best talent, becoming a creative shop, what else could you ask for?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Broad range of clients and I often utilize the broad network of experts you simply can't find at any other agency. We are making strides to become the lead marketing agency. The fellows program allows junior team members to transfer to international offices for one year, an amazing benefit of the agency.

    Cons

    Over the past few years the agency has become much more political internally within the senior leadership team. In the rare event there is a bad hire, we have historically been slow to correct the situation. Better integration across other office team is needed, especially at the practice level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many teams have become top heavy and we must recruit quality junior staff to support our clients. Our EdelU program seems to have stalled out, invest and have a greater emphasis on our continuing education. The MIP program is too confusing and does not reflect the senior teams investment into the business, this needs to be restructured.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Be Challenged at Edelman

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really intelligent, entrepreneurial and fun company culture. Edelman has incredibly strong upper management and overall great management structure that fosters a really innovative, hard-working, and focused work environment. The company is full of brilliant, cultured and bright individuals who motivate those around them daily.

    Cons

    As can be the case anywhere within the field of PR, there are periods of long working hours, but there is definitely a good balance, and reward for your work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Edelman review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, Consumer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President, Consumer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - smart people
    - top clients
    - broad expertise
     - leading edge of PR biz

    Cons

    lack of work life balance
    takes a long time for advancement at higher levels
    low salary compared to other agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make compensation more competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An Incredible Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Abundance of creativity; employees are dedicated to producing high-quality work; professional and friendly work environment; strong corporate values; David Edelman (enough said); strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion; competitive salary and benefits; supportive HR department; blue chip clients; work/life balance; beautiful office.

    Cons

    I truly can't think of any. Edelman is top-notch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being great managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, flexible, and everyone is very nice.

    Cons

    Can get crazy from time to time. A lot of different managers requiring a lot of organizational juggling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The company is evolved and enduring.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, independent, pioneer, creative, invests in the right next big things

    Cons

    We are bigger but that doesn't mean we are less nimble

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing people, amazing work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great clients, Great co-workers, Friendly Atmosphere, Casual dress code, community atmosphere, Office in a great location; Encouragement of a work/life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    No Cons to report at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A fantastic group of people that are supportive, fun, and excited about their work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    * Interesting and engaging work
    * Smart, fun, and always eager to help co-workers/friends
    * Casual workplace attire and environment
    * Working hard as a team when projects need it, people really pull together
    * Little perks like free coffee, cereal, and treats at work
    * Lots of opportunities to work on teams, for both work and outside of work events

    Cons

    * So far I can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote the open and engaging workplace environment. You're doing great at that. Keep empowering the right people to take on challenges, and trust the best people to hire/manage new talent under them. It's all been well so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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