Edelman Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, smart people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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  2. "Great for PR"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best in the business, superb range of clients. Great place to make friends and you work with some of the smartest and hardworking people. You really do learn a lot

    Cons

    Often long hours and developing a routine out of your work life can be difficult (this is the nature of PR though) - some senior staff can show a lack of respect to you and your time. Probation period is extremely long and can be extended (which was a nightmare when I was arranging accommodation). Promotions are a long winded process and you have to really push for it.


  3. "Company genuinely cares about its people"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Edelman is a progressive and innovative organisation with a very dynamic structure and workforce. The company also takes employee feedback seriously and uses this to help improve working conditions. This comes from a place of sincerity, as they do genuinely care about their employees, both personally and professionally. A rarity in this era of sycophancy and vacant promises. This means they gave you ample opportunity to develop your skillset and work flexibly, something which I am immensely grateful for.

    Cons

    The recent redundancies were a kick in the teeth, and have unfortunately undermined trust in Richard Edelman and other senior leaders. Also, the work-life balance does vary, but like many have mentioned it is more than manageable.

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  4. "Great people"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, big clients, big budget work

    Cons

    Difficult to move around once in

  5. "Good company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great team and clients, good network

    Cons

    Long hours and poor direction from senior management

  6. "cares about employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    caring culture, exciting clients, good progression offered and integrated briefs

    Cons

    junior salaries too low and favours outside hires in terms of salary

  7. "Edelman"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Market leader, thought leader and innovators

    Cons

    Challenges of keeping market leadership while transforming

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, PR in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Working with some really smart people

    Cons

    Toxic work environment and flawed leadership

  9. "Super company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Writer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Absolutely fantasric team and HR

    Cons

    Need to commute for ages

  10. "Great company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Developer in London, England

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Strong ethos, good structure and generally happy.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to react, HR

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