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Updated 22 March 2019
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  1. "Account manager"

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    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. "Amazing clients"

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

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Big brands, good perks, intelligent people

    Cons

    Can be incredibly intense, bad morale on consumer team

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Misleading role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team are really nice, good bunch of people

    Cons

    The role I've joined is very different to what they explained in my interviews, it's not a very social company (not really any team or company drinks etc) , also bad career progression - promotions are very limited. Quite often doing 11/12 hour days.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear to interviewees on the role they're applying for


  4. "Not the company it used to be."

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good clients, central London location, good network (ex UK)

    Cons

    Culture, senior (UK) management, Senior (department) management

    Advice to Management

    Read exit interviews - and take constructive criticism on board.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Work on global clients with big budgets

    Cons

    Bad at rewarding employees and pays low end of salary

    Advice to Management

    Think about ensuring employees come first

    Edelman Response

    11 Mar 2019 – Edelman

    I'm happy you've been able to work on global clients with resources, but it's unfortunate to hear that compensation is a concern for you. While we care about paying people competitively and utilize... More


  6. "Mid-tier agency, OK work & culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Nice working culture
    Ok work life balance

    Cons

    Politics is rife & stressful to navigate

    Edelman Response

    11 Mar 2019 – Edelman

    Thanks for your review. I'm happy to hear you have work life balance and are pleased with our working culture. I'm sorry to see your note about politics and am available if you'd like to discuss. I'm... More


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    "Toxic elitist culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Cliquey, snobby and elitist. Long hours with no thanks. Aggressive culture and old fashioned

    Edelman Response

    11 Mar 2019 – Edelman

    I'm sorry to hear your upsetting feedback. Please reach out to me if you'd like to expand on your review and provide any specifics. I'm at maria.okeeffe@edelman.com. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive... More

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.