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Updated 17 Aug 2019

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Edelman CEO Richard W. Edelman
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  1. "I can see myself staying here a while"

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

    Pros

    The office is an incredibly friendly place, full of enthusiastic and approachable people. On the whole, stuff just gets done - I couldn't pinpoint anybody I've worked with who I think was only half-assing it. Any times I've had a problem (personal or professional) I've been met with supportive line management. I feel like when I ask to try something new, I'm taken seriously and given the chance to improve my skills.

    Cons

    Your hours vary enormously by team, some teams are really good for making sure you're not always staying late, others regularly stay late and consider it 'the norm'. Right now, I have very few complaints about my job, but I'm given the impression that the higher up you are, the more the cracks start to show, so it's easy for me to be overwhelmingly positive. However, because of occasional negativity from mid-level...

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    Edelman2019-07-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for 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

    Edelman2018-08-09
  3. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Creative dynamic people to work around.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful and heavy workload.

    Edelman2018-08-04
  4. "Strong culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great teams, strong culture, constant innovation and reinvention of the business. Great depth of talent. Big client focus..

    Cons

    Work can be intense. Strong focus on growth, but not always resourced. Not all teams harmonious...

    Edelman2018-03-11
  5. Helpful (2)

    "The experience will differ from team to team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Edelman has many strengths, including: - Global culture - international team in London, lots of multi-market campaigns, etc - Great brand - Edelman employees are sought after - Variety - lots of scope to do the kind of work you want to do and the agency adds new strings to its bow each year - Scope to grow - there are relatively few career bottlenecks and lots of opportunity to specialise, relocate or try new types...

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    Cons

    Edelman is a very large agency and although there are some things that unite all teams (ambition, integrated thinking, intense work), there are significant differences between offices and teams, which helps to explain the variance in the feedback on this site - so research the specific team you're thinking about joining carefully. Different teams will reward different personality types. Despite the strength of its...

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    Edelman2017-11-08

    Edelman Response

    November 27, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback - we very much appreciate your thoughts. It is great to hear from someone who has been with the agency for many years and who has also been part of the changes and evolution we have experienced. We strive to provide employees with the very best experience ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, fantastic clients and even better opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Edelman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Smart, switched-on and approachable colleagues at all levels • Real sector specialists who can walk the walk • People really do strive to do the best work for our clients • Well regarded IPs • Great training across the board • A real sense of collaboration and a non-hierarchical feel to individual teams • As a large global agency there really are unparalleled opportunities for career progression across the...

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    Cons

    It can be fast paced – but I expected nothing less when joining the number one agency. We’re almost 600 people in London, and we have such an incredibly diverse mix of skills - it can sometimes take a little while to settle in and to really understand all of the different teams that contribute to our success.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire the very best of the best and invest in them

    Edelman2017-08-30
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Creative. Driving integrated comms. World’s biggest brands. Collaborative."

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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 3 years

    Pros

    - The people are brilliant - As a PR outsider I was surprised by the sheer scale of the agency and the speed which everyone works at, whilst maintaining incredibly high standards - The depth of client relationships - The diversity of skills across the whole marketing mix - How fluid and entrepreneurial it is - How open minded and collaborative it is - There is limitless potential to shape your career in a...

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    Cons

    - Given the transformation the business has had we have a real need for more project managers

    Advice to Management

    Because of the change Edelman has embarked on and its focus on making things happen. We have to get it right.. it’ll be a real game changer. We have to ensure we utilise our opportunity to be at the forefront of our industry, merging marketing, advertising and PR to create something new and great. Continue to listen to those loud and passionate enough to speak up and who are willing to be challenged.

    Edelman2017-07-07
  8. "Strong vision and good culture"

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

    Pros

    - Incredibly smart people who are at the cutting edge of the industry - Clear vision of where the agency is heading to help clients in changing time - Strong thought leadership and intellectual property - Good culture that helps people push their careers forwards and works to solve client problems in an integrated way

    Cons

    - Can be very fast moving given the focus everyone has - There is always a lot going on given the depth of thought leadership, IP and pilots to drive new client offerings

    Advice to Management

    - Keep driving forwards - it's great for our clients and our people - Continue to build the integrated culture and team approach we need for our clients - Keep selecting the best talent - it's great to work with such brilliant people

    Edelman2017-06-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "The 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    I love working at Edelman - the biggest clients, the leading industry talent, the global network. If you are ambitious and want to work with the best - this is the place to be!

    Cons

    N/a as I have had an extremely positive experience.

    Edelman2017-06-27

    Edelman Response

    September 26, 2017

    Thank you for your review and it has been great to hear that you are enjoying your time here. Thanks again! Rebecca Hall, UK&I HR Director

  10. "Great opportunities, people and clients"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Edelman

    Pros

    Really entrepreneurial, fun, hard working place you can learn from the best in the business.

    Cons

    Can look too internally at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the values and principles the business was built on

    Edelman2017-04-24
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