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Updated 11 January 2019
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  • "care for their people; work life balance is respected from the top down" (in 93 reviews)

  • "Incredibly smart people who are at the cutting edge of the industry" (in 107 reviews)

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  1. "Account manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience for career in public relations

    Cons

    Workload pressure can be overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    Support staff to carry out their responsibilities


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Group Coordinator in London, England
    Former Employee - Group Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good environment, great teams and fast paced

    Cons

    Quite hard to move out of the admin side of things

  3. "Politics everywhere"

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    Former Employee - Design Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Design Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Central location, office environment and bar area,

    Cons

    Politics and agendas rule the roost. Beware.

    Advice to Management

    Too top heavy, poor senior management and a lot of untrained execs.


  4. "Rollercoaster"

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

    I worked at Edelman full-time (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.


  5. "A great place to learn and grow professionally"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Enriching, supportive, and inspiring work environment. Top pick of jobs out of my post-graduate degree and I couldn’t be happier with this environment for launching my career. The work demands a high standard of excellence, pushing employees to deliver forward thinking, creative and innovative work. Feel intellectual challenged and inspired by the type of work we take on.

    Cons

    Demanding and fast-paced work environment with low pay, limited bonus/compensation opportunities.

    Edelman Response

    26 Nov 2018 – Edelman

    Thanks for your feedback! It's wonderful to hear you're having such an inspirational and challenging experience. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, US HR


  6. "Good Network, Non Competitive Salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Good network to build opportunities; interesting work

    Cons

    Non Competitive Salaries which makes work demotivating

    Edelman Response

    25 Oct 2018 – Edelman

    I'm happy you enjoyed the work and experience, but it's unfortunate to hear that compensation was a demotivator for you. While we care about paying people competitively and utilize external market... More


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    "Edelman Healthcare"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge international network and great experts from around world, big corporate clients and interesting work and some talented people

    Cons

    User unfriendly financial systems and very long hours for fairly average pay; no clear progression path in my speciality; heavy HR demands (loads of onerous '360 degree' team reviews) demands and lack of flexibility from HR department on changing status of my contract.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down work and hours pressure on junior staff to work long hours; be more flexible on contracts and time out options

  8. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Great hub. Interesting work and good exposure to UK and global markets.
    Good opportunities to grow professionally and climb the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Internal politics can be considerably daunting.

    Edelman Response

    13 Sep 2018 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review! Glad to hear you're enjoying your work, the network and have experienced promising growth opportunities. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, US HR


  9. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Creative dynamic people to work around.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful and heavy workload.


  10. "Edelman is"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, but stimulating environment to be in

    Cons

    Hierarchical, and demanding of time and energy