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Edelman Executive Assistant Reviews

Updated 16 May 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rollercoaster"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at this company is a fantastic way to build relationships, get face to face experience with clients and be surrounded by people with a range of skills, background and interests.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Edelman UK has a massive issue with cliques within teams, this is bad for morale and I never saw management try to discurrage this behaviour. Teams are rather hierarchical, although Edelman does try to actively discourage this, however, it has been largely unsuccessful.

    Edelman2018-11-20
  2. "Assistant Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid

    Edelman2017-06-22

    Edelman Response

    September 26, 2017

    It is great to hear that you are enjoying working with your peers as well as being challenged by the breadth of opportunities around you. We understand that we are a busy agency and that there are occasions where people may feel more stretched than others. We are always looking ahead ...

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  3. "Great Experience, but contingent on team"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman for less than a year

    Pros

    Loved the corporate culture, best hands on experience I had compiling data and making exciting insights on changing trends.

    Cons

    Had a great experience with one team, when team leader left and was replaced by a former senior account executive, the dynamic innovative environment shifted to one where it was dictated to by someone who had no awareness of software we were using and had no interest in doing actual work herself. Ironically in being out of touch with the work led the SAE to lose one of our accounts after I had left.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep Senior Account Managers who excite their teams and not ones who just expect their team to do all of the work while they leave early and refuse to put in any effort, it's draining your talent pool.

    Edelman2015-12-14
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Shockingly bad environment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, fantastic clients, personal development & growth

    Cons

    Incredibly low pay, sweatshop like working hours, rude managers. Overrated

    Advice to Management

    Don't even know where to start from.

    Edelman2015-12-20
  5. Helpful (2)

    "The campaigns are amazing but not at the cost of your mental health."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to meet really amazing and creative minds. There's typically free food at least once a week. You get access to a lot of products and get to take part is large budget campaigns.

    Cons

    It's difficult people a person of color in a predominantly white office and not being on the multicultural team. The Men's Grooming Brands have a negative management style and make it a 24/7 Job. There isn't any work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Start giving positive feedback. Only highlighting when something goes wrong doesn't encourage people to do better. Also two people with previous romantic relations shouldn't be working on the same team - the bias is very evident. Lastly, there needs to be more diversity. If a person of color needs to educate themselves to have something in common with their team, the team should do the same for them.

    Edelman2019-05-16

    Edelman Response

    June 10, 2019Edelman

    Thank you for your review. I agree with you on the importance of positive feedback and a balanced coaching approach. And I also agree that inclusion requires mutual learning and effort. I'm sorry that you've had some challenging experiences around that here. If you haven't already, ...

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  6. "I'm happy"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great team

    Cons

    Lack of communication, not enough diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Include your assistant in conversations.

    Edelman2019-03-26

    Edelman Response

    April 4, 2019Edelman

    Thanks for your review. I'm glad that you are happy here overall as well as with your team and work life balance. I also appreciate the advice you've left encouraging more communication and diversity. We're working on both of these things. Appreciate your feedback. Maria O'Keeffe, ...

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  7. "A great place to learn, but was surprised by the low salary."

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

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

    Pros

    Great access and mentors. A great place to learn.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, but it comes with the territory.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the mentorship, but please increase salaries.

    Edelman2019-04-02

    Edelman Response

    April 25, 2019Edelman

    Thank you for your review. I'm so glad to hear you had good exposure and access to great mentors. it's important that we are providing opportunities for our employees to learn, so I'm thrilled to hear we are holding up our end of the bargain! Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director US ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, but may have to go to grow"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and best of the best for PR agencies

    Cons

    Junior-level pay is not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Promote all great talent equally

    Edelman2018-12-27
  9. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman

    Pros

    great place to work, great culture and environment

    Cons

    long hours and the pay isn't the best

    Edelman2018-08-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company, ample opportunities, large network

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in shuffle, generally low compensation ,not alot of emphasis on work-life balance

    Edelman2018-06-20
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