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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Strong vision and good culture

      Jun 29, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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      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

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A great place to build a career

      Feb 22, 2021 - Creative in London, England
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      Pros

      A lot of opportunity to grow and create a career path for yourself Super smart people to work with and learn from A great roster of clients Good holiday and healthcare package

      Cons

      Pay often doesn't reflect work or worth Senior Leadership team can be difficult to work with

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Fast paced and if you succeed sets you up for future career success

      Jan 18, 2021 - Account Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Great place to learn - fast paced, sink or swim. Smart people

      Cons

      Ok culture, pay below average given work hours, not as well regarded in outside world as they think they are

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good for experience

      Jan 19, 2021 - Senior Research Executive in London, England
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      Pros

      - Big clients - Interesting projects - Very smart people

      Cons

      - very low salary - low growth opportunities - very hierarchical - long hours

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Toxic

      Jul 3, 2020 - Director, PR in London, England
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      Pros

      Working with some really smart people

      Cons

      Toxic work environment and flawed leadership

      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      No pain, no gain

      Oct 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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.

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      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 show for our efforts, I'd love the opportunity to hear more specifics about your observations. Maria O'Keeffe, Executive Director, US HR

    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Competitiveness Beats Culture

      Oct 9, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      -Entrepreneurial and encourage risk -Great global network -Smart people -Opportunity for mobility

      Cons

      -Long work hours due to inefficient staffing -Little culture -Extremely competitive -- every man/woman for his/herself vs. fostering a team mentality

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great US business, global mobility is a major challenge

      Jan 24, 2016 - Strategic Planner in London, England
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      Pros

      Have great things to say about Edelman in the US - worked in NY and had experience working in many US markets - fair treatment, consistently work with smart people, good clients.

      Cons

      Edelman's mobility program is a nightmare and globally so are many of the company's offices. Edelman advertises mobility as one of its core means of career enhancement but unfortunately the experience for me and many friends of mine was a disaster. Anyone looking to transfer to the UK, watch out - there are serious challenges in that office, the HR department is nonexistent, and the salary bands are completely different (33% lower despite 20% higher cost of living from NYC). Edelman global does nothing to intervene to address this and leaves employees to navigate a completely different work environment with no support. So: Edelman is great if you are sticking with the states, but if you have aspirations to get global experience, be really careful.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great career opportunities

      Oct 9, 2015 - Account Director in London, England
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      Pros

      Great accounts, which is great if you're starting off in your career Stable agency - strong and steady growth Really smart people Very creative individuals willing to come up with inventive ways to solve client problems

      Cons

      Junior members of staff work incredibly long hours Hiring seems to be concentrated on really senior individuals, or 'vanity hires' - who sometimes do not add much value to the organisation Although the policy has changed, there was a conflict between the accounts the firm represented and its own values

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Learned a lot from them but no rewards or transparency!

      Jun 30, 2021 - Senior Research Executive in Paris
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      Pros

      You'll learn a lot from smart people there and the CSE

      Cons

      Overservicing, low salary, no transparency from management team

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