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Edelman Administrative Assistant Reviews

Updated 7 Jun 2017

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  1. "Fast-paced but efficiently organised"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great communication within the business Know your targets Great development and training opportunities Friendly people Big office but spread nicely so that you can get to know people in-house cafeteria and bar Free bar on Fridays relaxed atmosphere - When not busy Great location (5-10 minute walk from Victoria) Efficient HR team and good informative induction

    Cons

    Fast paced - which is GOOD but can become stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Edelman2016-03-09
  2. "Fun Edel-Family"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    relax and fun working atmosphere

    Cons

    slow increment of salary rate

    Edelman2017-06-07
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Very Good for a Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some pros include constant free food left over from catering events, open atmosphere to encourage conversations (see cons), and a clear strive to improve culture (see cons).

    Cons

    Much like many other places, there is a lot of criticism without the constructive conversations to help you improve, cutting costs across the firm often means "restructuring" and cutting back on employee culture activities/bonding opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Management would benefit from being more of a coach to the younger staff, helping them improve and grow instead of just delegating work and getting upset when things aren't perfect. There could easily be more transparency across the firm and more interaction between departments.

    Edelman2017-04-06

    Edelman Response

    April 27, 2017Edelman

    Thanks for your feedback. An emphasis on learning and development - for employees and managers - is a priority for us this year. We just hired a new, global head of L&D and effective management and coaching trainings are top of mind. I know you'll reap the rewards of further training ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "It Was Just "Okay""

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    Former Employee - Temporary Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people were friendly and kind. They also have free ice cream treats every Friday and a snack cart that goes around the office every Tuesday and Thursday.

    Cons

    The office space is so painfully quiet. There isn't much life or excitement. I'm glad I only worked there on a temporary assignment.

    Advice to Management

    Take down the old-school cubicles and have an open office space.

    Edelman2016-02-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "The BEST company ever"

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    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits and the people who work at Edelman are great.

    Cons

    I like everything about Edelman, nothing bad to say at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep employees abreast of company's financial status and future forecast.

    Edelman2014-10-09
  6. "Interesting"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Edelman has outstanding "soft" benefits; coffee, lattes, fresh fruit, snacks, etc. The PTO policy is also very generous. Great loop location.

    Cons

    Back office positions are somewhat isolated from the rest of the firm. There doesn't seem to be a genuine effort to correct that.

    Advice to Management

    People matter. Treat them well.

    Edelman2014-09-01
  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than a 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.

    Edelman2013-11-12
  8. "A Place Where you Can Grow!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance is impeccable, Friendly Environment with People who work hard!

    Cons

    Honestly, I haven't found one yet!

    Advice to Management

    Keep Saying "Thank You", it works!

    Edelman2013-11-01
  9. "Edelman really values and supports its employees and bolsters a strong sense of community and fun!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great company culture, company-wide philanthropic efforts, recognizes creativity and hard work

    Cons

    Line between work life and personal life gets fuzzy.

    Edelman2013-11-01
  10. "I never want to work anywhere else."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, working with the best minds in the industry, true sense of teamwork, ability to get involved in multiple meaningful projects, pride in the work

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough accountability from senior leaders; some can be overworked and cranky

    Advice to Management

    Some senior managers get so caught up in the fast-paced nature of the business that they forget to recognize the work of those who helped them get there.

    Edelman2012-05-29
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