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Edelman CEO Richard W. Edelman
Richard W. Edelman
24 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Executive Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Executive Vice President in Seattle, WA
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    I worked at Edelman for more than a year

    Pros

    Fabulous international client base. Great advancement opportunities. Terrific working environment and excellent benefits. Strong internal education program. Flexibility to work globally.

    Cons

    Exceptionally long hours are pretty standard.

    Edelman2015-10-12
  2. "EVP"

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      Current Employee - EVP 
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      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Edelman

      Pros

      Entrepreneurial. Fast paced. Number 1 firm.

      Cons

      Not really any cons come to mind.

      Advice to Management

      Richards is visionary.

      Edelman2015-08-28
    • "EVP"

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      Current Employee - EVP in Seattle, WA
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Smart people, great clients, opportunity to win big assignments. Solid benefits, flexibility, good reputation and pay that does meet at least the median for the position.

      Cons

      Politics at the senior level and shifting senior management in the West. At the senior level there are few from West Coast who get any additional US responsibilities. At the EVP level, unless you are okay to hang, there isn't much up from here.

      Advice to Management

      Its time to take a hard look at the ridiculously bad diversity at the agency and look beyond NY and Chicago for the most senior agency positions.

      Edelman2015-07-31
    • "Terrific"

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      Former Employee - Executive Vice President in Morganville, NJ
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Edelman for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Works for the world's biggest and most important brands, corporations and organizations.

      Cons

      Really no downside to working at Edelman. I provides a career, or if you prefer, terrific short-term opportunities.

      Advice to Management

      Keep going

      Edelman2015-04-24
    • Helpful (2)

      "Evolving"

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

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

      Pros

      Smart and deeply committed staff. Digital practice group is highly creative, and recently added strong new creative talent.

      Cons

      Can be siloed and cliquish, not just in the office but throughout the region. Collaboration happens, but not as seamlessly as it should.

      Edelman2014-10-28
    • "Excellent."

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      Current Employee - Executive Vice President 
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      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Family orientated, career company with forward looking leadership, staff and truly global opportunities.

      Cons

      Nothing comes to mind, really.

      Advice to Management

      Keep on keeping on!

      Edelman2014-10-09
    • "Smart people, great place to learn and be challenged"

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      Current Employee - Executive Vice President in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      PR Leader means opportunities to work with some of the best people and clients in the world

      Cons

      While base salary is competitive, bonus and other compensation could be better

      Edelman2014-01-06
    • "Worked with some of the smartest PR people in the business"

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      Current Employee - EVP 
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      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at Edelman full-time

      Pros

      Smart colleagues; great clients; involved senior leadership; Ability to work across offices and practices

      Cons

      A little too matrixed at times that would undermine manager auhtority. Sometimes difficult to know who was in charge with final decision.

      Edelman2014-01-04
    • "Phenomenal place to learn, grow and change the face of the industry if the culture fits your personality"

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      Current Employee - EVP in San Francisco, CA
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      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      If you're constantly curious, smart and never settle for the status quo, Edelman is your dream employer.

      Cons

      If you're looking for 9 to 5, 'tenure' or culture that allows for people to rest on their laurels, this is not the place for you. While not 9 to 5, hugely flexible in what your work life can look like IF you earn the right. And, more importantly, continue to earn the right every day.

      Advice to Management

      We're headed in all the right directions culturally, please keep the pressure on that pedal.

      Edelman2013-11-01
    • "Smart leadership, great clients, fun work"

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      Current Employee - EVP in Atlanta, GA
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      I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      > We represent many of the best brands in the world > We help influence important decisions in the world's boardrooms as well as legislative houses

      Cons

      There's so much to do and never enough time to do it, so it's critical you know how to achieve life balance. It won't be done for you.

      Advice to Management

      Keep investing in proprietary IP, continue to bring in really smart, senior non-PR people withe heavy industry experience.

      Edelman2013-11-01
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