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  • "Difficult work life balance working from home(in 343 reviews)

  • "sometimes long hours, but appreciated(in 229 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Friendly workplace

      Oct 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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      Pros

      Edelman is a very friendly place to work. The people are great and the work is cutting edge. Good benefits.

      Cons

      With big projects the work hours can be long and stressful.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company great benefits

      Nov 18, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in London, England
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      Pros

      Great team of people and great employee benefits

      Cons

      Lack of support from management

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Fantastic clients, really poor culture

      Nov 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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      Pros

      - Incredible training opportunities - Great clients - Really impressive and talented junior employees who are a pleasure to work with - Inspiring top leadership (CEO, MDs, Advisors) but less the case for some of the 'mid-leadership' - Really great to be able to meet and work with people in different disciplines (data, editorial, design, ect.)

      Cons

      - Toxic environment and culture - Lack of open communication - Company does not practice what it preaches when it comes to flexibility & culture - Obsession with process takes away from creativity - Empathy and care for employee wellbeing comes across as not genuine/authentic - Everyone constantly feels busy and overworked most of the time - Low salary compared to other agencies

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Really lovely company

      Sep 23, 2021 - Account Executive in London, England
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      Pros

      Lots of interesting work but intense, great if you're ambitious and have a hunger to learn

      Cons

      Not many I can think of, industry average pay

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Looks after its staff

      Aug 13, 2021 - Planning Director in London, England
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      Pros

      Edelman is without exception the most employee-centric company I’ve worked at. The benefits are industry leading, the senior leadership genuinely care about their teams wellbeing and they will do everything they can to support you in a crisis.

      Cons

      Don’t come here if you want to coast. The people are driven, the pace is fast.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      OK

      Aug 18, 2021 - Senior IT Technician Support in London, England
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      Pros

      It's ok, nothing special in any way shape or form

      Cons

      no career progression in 5 years.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Nice and flashy but not good for your mental health

      Sep 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      You get to work with big name clients that look good on your CV. If you like a large, open office with big teams, then look no further. Opportunities to socialise and do extra things if you're interested, like creative, digital, DEI etc.

      Cons

      Work-life balance is so poor with no consideration of mental health. This is the worst mental health I've had in a job, I'm sorry to say (and I've worked LOADS of jobs!). Everyone's so overloaded with work that it's normalised and people wear burnout and overtime like a badge of honour. And once you normalise/internalise burnout and overtime, you start to enforce it on others and this results in a lack of empathy. Additionally, the pay is very poor, particularly for juniors - huge disparity between bands. Although EDL pays average wage for the industry, they should be a leader when it comes to people. They brag about how world leading they are in PR but where is this when it comes to pay? All this money coming in, and it goes in the pockets of leadership. I'm tired of listening to leaders on my team talk about their cleaners and their boats, whilst many juniors are struggling to pay rent or eat. There's a lot of favouritism, and this can put others behind when it comes to pay rises and promotions. Very cliquey, one would say. Management is a bit of a mess. Most leaders are great but some of them have no people skills and are very toxic. Training in people management sorely needed.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      okay

      Jul 13, 2021 - Senior Account Executive in London, England
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      Pros

      the people are excellent :)

      Cons

      fight for promos - have to play the game to get promo

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Toxic culture

      Jul 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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      Pros

      Some colleagues are supportive. Majority are too busy, over worked or just looking out for themselves

      Cons

      Toxic culture Biased/ favouritism Not a development focussed environment. Only useful if you’re further along in your career.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people, great perks, poor balance

      Jun 16, 2021 - Account Executive in London, England
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      Pros

      Interesting work, great culture, perks (Covid stripped a lot)

      Cons

      Long hours expected, poor work life balance

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