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Updated 22 Jun 2019

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

    "Politics everywhere"

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    Former Employee - Design Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for 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.

    Edelman2018-12-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rollercoaster"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for 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.

    Edelman2018-11-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to learn and grow professionally"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Enriching, supportive, and inspiring work environment. Top pick of jobs out of my post-graduate degree and I couldn’t be happier with this environment for launching my career. The work demands a high standard of excellence, pushing employees to deliver forward thinking, creative and innovative work. Feel intellectual challenged and inspired by the type of work we take on.

      Cons

      Demanding and fast-paced work environment with low pay, limited bonus/compensation opportunities.

      Edelman2018-11-02

      Edelman Response

      November 26, 2018Edelman

      Thanks for your feedback! It's wonderful to hear you're having such an inspirational and challenging experience. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, US HR

    • "Good Network, Non Competitive Salaries"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Edelman full-time

      Pros

      Good network to build opportunities; interesting work

      Cons

      Non Competitive Salaries which makes work demotivating

      Edelman2018-10-09

      Edelman Response

      October 25, 2018Edelman

      I'm happy you enjoyed the work and experience, but it's unfortunate to hear that compensation was a demotivator for you. While we care about paying people competitively and utilize external market data to ensure we're meeting our compensation strategy, your feedback is helpful and ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Edelman Healthcare"

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      Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Huge international network and great experts from around world, big corporate clients and interesting work and some talented people

      Cons

      User unfriendly financial systems and very long hours for fairly average pay; no clear progression path in my speciality; heavy HR demands (loads of onerous '360 degree' team reviews) demands and lack of flexibility from HR department on changing status of my contract.

      Advice to Management

      Cut down work and hours pressure on junior staff to work long hours; be more flexible on contracts and time out options

      Edelman2018-10-04
    • "Vice President"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Edelman full-time

      Pros

      Great hub. Interesting work and good exposure to UK and global markets. Good opportunities to grow professionally and climb the corporate ladder.

      Cons

      Internal politics can be considerably daunting.

      Edelman2018-09-07

      Edelman Response

      September 13, 2018Edelman

      Thanks for your review! Glad to hear you're enjoying your work, the network and have experienced promising growth opportunities. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, US HR

    • "Account Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Edelman full-time

      Pros

      Creative dynamic people to work around.

      Cons

      Can be very stressful and heavy workload.

      Edelman2018-08-04
    • "Edelman is"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Edelman full-time

        Pros

        Challenging, but stimulating environment to be in

        Cons

        Hierarchical, and demanding of time and energy

        Edelman2018-08-09
      • Helpful (13)

        "Run as fast as you can - toxic and damaged culture"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Opportunities: Edelman is a huge name and you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. It opens up avenues and channels to speak with incredibly talented and bright people. The smartest people I have ever worked with and encountered. Switched on. The drive to succeed is there and it’s great to work with such passionate people. “It’s the people” is a phrase you’ll hear endlessly, but it’s true. Cafeteria: The catering...

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        Cons

        Culture: This is by far the most toxic working environment I have ever been exposed to. If you want to feel like a resource rather than a human being then please sign up. - Long hours is the “Edelman way”. The ‘Always On’ culture is the “Edelman way”. ‘Cancel your plans you’re working until 11pm and will be back at your desk for 7am’ is the “Edelman way”. For juniors in particular, this often means that they are working...

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        Advice to Management

        Listen: Those who have been there too long are dogmatic with their ideas. Given the high turnover, it’s a shame that all the fresh ideas from the constant flow of new recruits are rarely absorbed. Look After Yourself: Your employees witness your stress levels rise and the long hours that you pull. You’ll be much more effective and come across as rational when people can see that you have obviously had a good night’s...

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        Edelman2018-06-29
      • Helpful (2)

        "You learn a lot but you need to work hard"

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

        I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        You learn a lot fast as you are given opportunities here to work on big campaigns and across a range of disciplines. Your peers and team will largely be fantastic and become a family.

        Cons

        Bad work life balance and if you’re on the Brand team you will frequently be under resourced. There are a few people that are rude and too old school but there aren’t many left.

        Advice to Management

        Stop putting money and financial targets before staff wellbeing.

        Edelman2018-07-01
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