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Updated 18 Mar 2020

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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman
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  • "work/ life balance can be tough(in 269 reviews)

  • "Long hours due to client needs, difficulty collaborating across practices/geos(in 184 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, smart people"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Work with the smartest people in the industry. Work for an independent organisation that gets stuff done and doesnt answer to a holding company. You can forge your own career path.

    Cons

    Hardworking spills into long hours on occasion. But no different to other companies and senior staff are good at looking after teams.

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    Edelman2020-01-23
  2. "Great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really friendly atmosphere, flexibel working, ability to upskill and grow in different areas, great people and leadership

    Cons

    Horrible salary, some teams have a really bad and unfriendly culture

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    Edelman2020-02-11
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    "Great name to have on CV"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing calibre of work for big global companies across lots of different markets, fast-paced environment with demanding clients, lots of experts and experienced people internally to learn from.

    Cons

    Pay is WELL below market rate at almost all levels. Lots of senior people in the business have stuck around for years and years as they are left to their own devices, which is in large part why the business has stopped growing.

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    Edelman2020-01-05
  4. "Genuinely cares about their staff"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Full of lovely, clever, talented people who work hard for their clients and to create a great company. Hard work is recognised and rewarded. Generous holiday allowance. Flexible working actively encouraged. Nice perks like free breakfast, subsidised canteen, Thursday drinks. Good benefits package. This is a company that genuinely cares about their staff. They have quarterly, anonymous staff surveys covering all aspects of life and work at Edelman and they take negative feedback very seriously and act upon it.

    Cons

    The agency is huge (500?) and despite efforts to become an integrated communications consultancy is still siloed. Edelman has a creative department within it that is sadly under utilised by the majority of the business units who are still pure play old school PR.

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    Edelman2019-11-15
  5. "You shouldn't believe what you hear about this place"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Focus on flexible working. Particularly in health team, flexible working is encouraged at all levels. This has greatly improved work life balance. - Clear career path - opportunity to be promoted at any time of the year. 2 line managers to guide you - Dedicated to doing good work. Standards are high, but you would expect that from the biggest agency in the world. - Creative thinking is championed

    Cons

    - If you are looking for a job where you can cruise and do very little work, it is not the place for you. You will get back from this job as much as you put in - if you are ambitious and want to excel in your career, this agency will help you do that.

    Edelman2019-11-12
  6. "Explore your Comms and Creative Potential"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture that encourages innovate thinking. This is particularly rewarding for those that want to develop something unique from their career. It also fosters and environment where people are always willing to offer their time and expertise. As a result, there are a variety of career paths available here.

    Cons

    Some might say that the pace of agency life here is not for everyone. It’s not exactly a flat structure but the entrepreneurial values do mean that you get back what you put in. And while there are a variety of resources available for growth and development, the onus is on the individual to determine that path they want to make.

    Edelman2019-11-11
  7. "Something for everyone, where talent is rewarded - Edelman UK"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    An exciting, vibrant place to work with some extremely capable, highly intelligent people creating amazing work. A commitment to greater work flexibility demonstrates Edelman's peerlessly woke credentials.

    Cons

    Edelman carries the same challenge of any medium or large business - a layer or two of bureaucracy. Also, parental leave feels a little assymetrical.

    Edelman2019-11-11
  8. "Not just a PR agency"

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    Current Employee - Creative in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work culture and opportunity for interesting creative work

    Cons

    Big company, because of this there are some quite corporate parts.

    Edelman2019-11-07
  9. "A place you can build a long, and interesting, career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Edelman is a great place to build a career; - Enviable client list - Unrivalled sector offering; combined with deep practice expertise (Corporate/Consumer); augmented by specialists (Creative, Digital, Purpose, EE etc) = ability to great work - If you think you can do it, then they'll let you do it - Travel; part of a truly international set-up - Restless; forever challenging where the industry is going, pushing the work forward, bringing in new and diverse skills - The best strategy team in the market - Super flexible working hours, free to work where you work to get the job done. - Good benefits - Subsidized cafe

    Cons

    - Training is good, but always thought it could be better (more external) - Keeping up with all the new offers, skills and services we have -

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    Edelman2019-10-25
  10. "Outstanding opportunities to work with The Best..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with impressive, global brands and alongside the brightest, smartest people in the industry Learn alongside a diverse employee base who are recruited from a variety of skills and sectors Be empowered to drive your own career path, deliver outstanding, challenging work Discover plenty of opportunities to grow and take risks Thrive in an open, honest culture that celebrates individualism

    Cons

    A culture that requires dedication, drive, hard work and curiosity Not suited to those who require lots of structure, process and direction - it's fairly amorphous Requires bold thinking and the courage to speak-up

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    Edelman2019-10-16
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