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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Politics everywhere"

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

    I worked at Edelman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Central location, office environment and bar area,

    Cons

    Politics and agendas rule the roost. Beware.

    Advice to Management

    Too top heavy, poor senior management and a lot of untrained execs.

    Edelman2018-12-12
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Best Global Firm"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edelman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Edelman is objectively the best global communications firm thanks to its privately-held structure, positive culture and willingness to celebrate high-achievers. - The D.C. and NYC offices both possess great client bases, especially in the financial sector. - When it comes to Financial Communications, it helps that Richard Edelman supports the practice - Legit opportunities for advancement - Thoughtful managers...

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    Cons

    - Edelman is probably too big right now at nearly 6,000 people - Too much focus on revenue over margin - Lack of focus on the basics (e.g. media relations, etc.) - Often times, weak senior talent at the VP-Practice Chair level doesn't get discovered as incompetent until after departures - FinComms leadership can sometimes be aloof and FinServ leadership seems to almost always lack the right sector expertise - Financial...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of the public relations basics given Edelman will never be an advertising firm. Be bold in terms of investing in the next generation of talent while cutting ties with overpaid senior staff that do not possess business generation skills.

    Edelman2018-09-11

    Edelman Response

    September 20, 2018Edelman

    Thanks for your thoughtful feedback! It's clear you experienced some of the great qualities of Edelman that I also value - positive culture, meaningful rewards, impressive client rosters, thoughtful management and more. While business growth will continue to be a driver for us, I ...

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  2. "Well Renounced Agency"

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    Current Employee - AAE in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edelman full-time

    Pros

    - great company culture - smart, creative co-workers - recognized clients - learn a lot quickly - given a lot of responsibility - great location

    Cons

    - underpaid - work/ life balance can be tough

    Advice to Management

    If people are happy and feel appreciated they will produce better work - make the time to check-in, help out and advocate for your team.

    Edelman2019-06-05

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