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Edelman Senior Account Executive Reviews

Updated 15 Apr 2019

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  1. 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

  2. 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
  3. "Good company to work for, great experience"

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

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great accounts, great leadership, great experience and if you can make it here you can make it anywhere

    Cons

    Some people experience long working hours, pay not comparable to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Invest in talent, pay slightly higher

    Edelman2015-05-26
  4. "Excellent place to begin your career in communications."

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

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

    Pros

    Talented colleagues who are willing to nurture and train junior talent. The company is broadly considered one of the best in the business. Strong reputation externally means that you can build your network. And you do feel empowered to be creative in your work, which is important. A strong culture permeates through of the importance of acting like an entrepreneur, doing the right thing, and doing great work.

    Cons

    Strict account team hierarchies means that good staff at junior levels aren't always given extensive responsibility. Relatively rigid promotion cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Create an incentive structure which is centred more on performance. i.e. a good bonus scheme that recognises when a younger member of staff is regularly going above and beyond.

    Edelman2015-03-24
  5. "Great learning experience"

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      Former Employee - Senior Account Executive 

      I worked at Edelman full-time

      Pros

      Fast-paced Opportunity to work across teams Creatively oriented Approachable management

      Cons

      Low compensation Slow career advancement Long working hours

      Edelman2019-04-07
    • "Good opportunities but too much office politics and lack of work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Senior Account Executive 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Edelman full-time

      Pros

      Good brands to work on, good exposure

      Cons

      No work life balance, lack of proper guidance by seniors, too much office politics

      Edelman2019-04-15
    • Helpful (5)

      "Cult like atmosphere, horrible management"

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      Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Portland, OR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Some interesting clients - Some really fun, smart co-workers

      Cons

      - Low pay and incomprehensible review/raise process - Cliquey work environment to the point that people in the loop were given choice accounts and opportunities to advance over everyone else - Seriously cultish atmosphere. When Mr. Edelman gave a company-wide speech, people were fawning over his mostly obvious observations. - Tons of turnover in our office. Bizarre firings where people were clearly managed out and...

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      Advice to Management

      Be transparent with your employees. Pay people what they're worth. Stop treating employees like commodities.

      Edelman2019-04-08

      Edelman Response

      April 25, 2019Edelman

      I'm sorry to read your review as it seems you had some challenging experiences during your time here. Like any organization, Edelman may not be for everyone. I personally have never heard Edelman referred to as ""cultish"" given that our culture is made up of independent, entrepreneurial ...

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    • Helpful (11)

      "RUN!"

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      Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Global network, mobility across other offices, impromptu happy hours

      Cons

      Every con you can imagine: Toxic culture, unqualified "leaders", focus on clients instead of employees, promotions based on favorites, absurd expectations to work yourself to the bone for noncompetitive wages, everything is urgent so makes it difficult to prioritize your workload, people talk at you instead of working with you as business partners. Long term Edelman employees have an unrealistic view on where Edelman...

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      Advice to Management

      Leadership has to go. EVP and up or they need a wake up call. How can you see your entire employee base in shambles, people are very vocal about how unhappy they are and yet leaders do nothing. The turnover is putting a huge strain on everyone from clients to infrastructure teams. Build up your employees and maybe they will stay. Don't comment about "growth" because this isn't growth. This is a serious decline and you...

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      Edelman2019-03-12

      Edelman Response

      March 21, 2019Edelman

      As the head of Human Resources, you have my attention. I take the issues you've mentioned seriously and share your interest in focusing on inclusion as well as diversity, in addition to addressing other concerning elements of your post. If you're willing to discuss your experiences ...

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    • "Brilliant Exposure"

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      Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Opportunity to work with Industry experts Global Clientele Supportive seniors

      Cons

      Work life balance could be improved

      Edelman2018-12-07
    • Helpful (5)

      "Good people, but that's it."

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      Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Fun culture and smart, enthusiastic people.

      Cons

      - No work/life balance whatsoever. Expect long hours and weekends. - Shady clients. Don't work here if you want to make a positive difference in the world. - Demanding work environment. - High burnout rate. - Low pay.

      Advice to Management

      Hire more people when you see that entire teams are consistently overworked, and compensate them fairly. Take on clients that have some morality.

      Edelman2018-10-23
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