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

    "Good culture, fantastic clients and even better opportunities"

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

    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
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Couldn't exit quick enough!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lovely offices, good central location, plenty of perks.

    Cons

    Toxic culture of presenteeism, not taking breaks, and poor management at senior level. Management do not capitalise on individual skills and strengths. Lack of creativity, terrible inefficiency and high stress levels across the team.

    Edelman2017-08-22
  3. Helpful (10)

    "AE"

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

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

    Pros

    Avoid this company! Worst experience of my life, I regret every second of it!

    Cons

    The worst company I ever worked for!! Full of racist, xenophobic and disgusting people. Unless you are British and have connections in the company, you will be stuck in the same role forever, and will assign you the worst clients and will keep you there until midnight! This company is a Joke!! Don't call yourselves Creatives because you're not! You're a just Corporate PR agency full of small minded people. They...

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    Edelman2017-08-11

    Edelman Response

    August 23, 2017Edelman

    I wanted to acknowledge your feedback which both surprised and concerned me. At Edelman, we’re an equal opportunities employer and continually working to create a collaborative environment where employees of all backgrounds are provided with fair opportunities. Diversity and Inclusion ...

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "In a league of its own"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with and learn from the best and brightest, globally networked and mobility encouraged, entrepreneurial and go-get mindset, work to be proud of

    Cons

    Politics get in the way of doing better work, internal client service can be more time consuming than actual clients, reinvent the wheel far too often, gap between say and do is damaging to the culture, pay is below industry average, and bonus structure has no connection to individual performance

    Advice to Management

    Address the cons - by addressing the culture and the remuneration structure in as wholesale a fashion as possible locally

    Edelman2017-07-22
  5. Helpful (2)

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

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

    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
  6. Helpful (1)

    "The place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  7. "Strong vision and good culture"

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

    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
  8. "Assistant Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid

    Edelman2017-06-22

    Edelman Response

    September 26, 2017

    It is great to hear that you are enjoying working with your peers as well as being challenged by the breadth of opportunities around you. We understand that we are a busy agency and that there are occasions where people may feel more stretched than others. We are always looking ahead ...

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company but Juniors are overworked"

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

    I worked at Edelman for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good but the gym membership offering isnt great Flexible Working Nice People Iconic Brand

    Cons

    No Work/Life Balance Juniors are overworked with no appreciation Only if your face fits are you promoted Lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out and start getting you 4+s to do some work. Make them earn their MIP and stop rewarding people with bad behaviour, everyone talks in the workplace

    Edelman2017-06-04

    Edelman Response

    September 26, 2017

    Thank you for your review and insight. We have a real focus on equality in the work place and creating an environment where bad behaviour is not tolerated, so your comments have concerned me and i would be very keen to discuss further. My email address is Rebecca.Hall@edelman.com ...

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  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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