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Edelman President and CEO Richard W. Edelman
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Pros
  • "Great opportunity to work with some very smart people(in 120 reviews)

  • "This has greatly improved work life balance(in 110 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a bit challenging(in 298 reviews)

  • "Some long hours, and lack of communication between departments(in 203 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Dec 22, 2020 - Senior Director in London, England, England
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      Pros

      People, culture, leadership, benefits, values

      Cons

      Support for pushing back on problem clients could be stronger

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place but driven by internal politics

      May 19, 2021 - Account Manager 
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      Pros

      - Loads of interesting clients and a great place to start your career - future employers really value the Edelman name - AMAZING people in the teams - Great culture - Great office - Good vibes generally - Would definitely go back in a more senior role where your words actually have some weight

      Cons

      - Edelman has lots of pros, but the cons are what led me to leave. There is a massive case of favoritism across all teams, if you're in with the team leads, say hello to those promotions! If you're not, sorry it's not the right time for you. - Lots of internal politics and brown nosers - Lots of talk about mental health but ultimately it falls to the way side if something 'needs' to be done - They focus on the timings of promotions rather than merit - although like I said if you're in with the top, don't worry, they'll make a case for you. - Lots of empty promises - new briefs, promotions, moving teams, courses - all spoken about and discussed but rarely come into fruition - Wages are LOW

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Well-intentioned but not a great place to work

      Jan 18, 2021 - Senior Research Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Being part of the Edelman family means that despite being much smaller/less well-established, DxI employees get the perks of working for a huge PR company. What they do, they do well.

      Cons

      I knew I wanted to leave within the first couple of weeks of working there... Long working hours - on the face of it the company really means to cut down on hours. In reality, the business is dependent on people working 1.5 weeks' worth of hours each week as standard (pre-Covid). I was privy to conversations in which the need to apply pressure to junior team members to 'pull their weight', as they weren't working as much overtime as senior team members. Blame culture - lots of blaming up and blaming down. It didn't happen to your face very much, but behind people's backs - leaves a bad taste if you're someone who prefers to be open. Culture/friendliness. Very friendly and open at the junior level, but otherwise cliquey. Diversity - generally, white people from privileged families. The London office is quite European though. Few POC, and those who are are also privileged. A lot of talking about BLM when this was a topic of discussion, but this didn't sit comfortably with the company's values on less trendy issues and felt odd. The larger Edelman company has some cool initiatives in place though. I was once advised by a senior team member to 'sweet-talk' a junior male colleague who was unskilled and not receptive to feedback. It's still the most horrendous guidance I've ever been given in the workplace.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people, great perks, poor balance

      Jun 16, 2021 - Account Executive in London, England, 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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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      lots of opportunities to learn

      Jun 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
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      Pros

      good work culture, great managers and nice colleagues

      Cons

      fast pace sometimes can be not for everyone

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      okay

      Jul 13, 2021 - Senior Account Executive in London, England, 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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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Toxic culture

      Jul 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, 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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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Smart company, hard working culture

      Mar 15, 2021 - Account Director in London, England, England
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      Pros

      The research focus at Edelman is bar none. The Trust barometer and the need to ground everything in research & analysis is uncompromising at Edelman. There are also great clients and good international opportunities compared to publicly listed companies.

      Cons

      Work life balance is worse than I've experienced at other agencies. Relatively strong sense of presentisim.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      good

      May 11, 2021 - Warehouse Worker in Prescot, England, England
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      Pros

      good shifts early and lates

      Cons

      no parking onsite only on road

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Worst and best experience of my life

      May 24, 2021 - Edelman in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Lunch Nice building Catering staff are lovely

      Cons

      Burnt out. Corporate team aren’t friendly or inviting Can’t attest for other teams People don’t care about your well-being, the brand is bigger than you

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