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

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    • Senior Management
    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
  1. "I can see myself staying here a while"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AAE in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is an incredibly friendly place, full of enthusiastic and approachable people. On the whole, stuff just gets done - I couldn't pinpoint anybody I've worked with who I think was only half-assing it. Any times I've had a problem (personal or professional) I've been met with supportive line management. I feel like when I ask to try something new, I'm taken seriously and given the chance to improve my skills.

    Cons

    Your hours vary enormously by team, some teams are really good for making sure you're not always staying late, others regularly stay late and consider it 'the norm'. Right now, I have very few complaints about my job, but I'm given the impression that the higher up you are, the more the cracks start to show, so it's easy for me to be overwhelmingly positive. However, because of occasional negativity from mid-level...

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    Edelman2019-07-10
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    "Avoid Edelman London"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of my colleagues were very smart so you could learn a lot

    Cons

    Toxic culture created by management who rewarded people who were incompetent but best at playing the game

    Advice to Management

    Look after the people who do the real work and are the reason the clients stayed

    Edelman2019-06-30

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