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Updated 18 Jun 2019

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Edelman CEO Richard W. Edelman
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work; high profile clients Nice work space; good canteen Free breakfast Nice clients - apart from PayPal Honestly that’s about it

    Cons

    Very long hours (7:30am - 9pm) and often working on weekends Blame culture with no support Low pay compared to competitors Over servicing by up to 300% leads to ridiculous expectations both from clients and senior team Pretty bad leadership in Brand

    Advice to Management

    Nurture staff - they’re your best asset

    Edelman2018-02-08

    Edelman Response

    February 16, 2018

    Thank you for your honest feedback about your time here. I am sorry to hear that your experience wasn’t as you or I would have hoped, but am pleased that you found our clients and work interesting. In terms of our pay, we regularly benchmark our salaries and feel that we are competitive ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "The experience will differ from team to team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great team, poor pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Talented team of people; great clients; flexible working environment

    Cons

    Poor pay; internal politics; sense that senior management had "favourites"

    Edelman2017-10-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "No pain, no gain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Global, connected, smart people, leading IP

    Cons

    Culture can be hard, no respect for work/life balance, it's a struggle to transform into an integrated creative agency.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more inspirational leaders. Focus on your staff

    Edelman2017-10-18

    Edelman Response

    November 15, 2017Edelman

    I appreciate your observations and while I am concerned about your comment regarding our pivot to communications marketing, I appreciate your feedback. It's not always easy and, while we have a number of success stories to celebrate, along with award winning creative campaigns to ...

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  5. "Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing client briefs, international opportunities, growth/development opportunities

    Cons

    Salary, limited work life balance

    Edelman2017-10-18
  6. "Excellent culture yet poor salary & lack of stimulating work"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fantastic office culture, modern workplace, young atmosphere - Blue chip client portfolio - Exposure to high level executives & comms strategy - Fast upward mobility

    Cons

    - Very low salary - Work can be very menial at junior level

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the growth of junior staff by giving them more substantive and strategic comms work

    Edelman2017-10-10
  7. "Full on but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Good clients, exciting work, rewarding

    Cons

    You spend your life at the office

    Edelman2017-09-16

    Edelman Response

    September 21, 2017Edelman

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I'm so glad you enjoy your work and find it exciting and rewarding. I am concerned about your comment about spending your life at the office. We want our employees to have balance, however they define that for themselves. I encourage ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great work, bad managers"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
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    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company benefits Cool Christmas party Free toast for breakfast Pretty office Get to work with some huge clients

    Cons

    Where to start..... You are always expected to be working, I feel sorry for juniors as they are literally expected to dedicate their lives to the job. Weekend working is too common and there are some individuals who will want to have calls with you at either 7am or 10pm....there is no work life balance whatsoever. Deadlines are poorly planned.

    Advice to Management

    Every review on here says the same thing, please listen to them.

    Edelman2017-09-25

    Edelman Response

    November 15, 2017Edelman

    Who doesn't love free toast! A well-balanced breakfast sure is a great way to kick-start the work day. I only wish your work day wasn't as long as you state. While we have new reporting mechanisms in place to better keep track of and manage overtime, your feedback is valuable as we ...

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is room for entrepreneurial spirit as long as it does not interfere with senior management agenda

    Cons

    Petty politics get in the way of producing good work

    Advice to Management

    Do not give talented employees for granted. A meaningful reward scheme should be put in place based on performance rather than networking.

    Edelman2017-09-21
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, bad environment"

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

    I worked at Edelman for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really smart, interesting & funny people Top tier clients Good structure Opportunities to travel Great summer/Christmas parties

    Cons

    Long hours Culture of martyrdom Dog eat dog Shallow

    Advice to Management

    Actually do something about the work-life balance, don't just say you're going to.

    Edelman2017-09-18
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