71% would recommend to a friend
(2950 total reviews)
Richard W. Edelman
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- "There are really great resources and people in the network with every specialty of knowledge who are willing to help you." (in 352 reviews)
- "People and the overall culture is great!" (in 143 reviews)
- "Amazing and smart colleagues with whom I get to work with and learn from every day; high" (in 123 reviews)
- "Good benefits for medical and 401k." (in 111 reviews)
- "It's a great opportunity to put a big name agency on your resume while having that exposure of a hard working agency." (in 83 reviews)
- "No work/life balance; really bureaucratic (finance mindset)" (in 167 reviews)
- "always think there is an underlying problem; no women in higher management; low pay" (in 135 reviews)
- "They hire young kids to work long hours and make them slaves by paying almost nothing!!" (in 134 reviews)
- "low salaries and always should work overtime" (in 127 reviews)
- "Particularly bad experience with a senior manager and leadership at the time that led to decision to leave" (in 75 reviews)
- 4.0FEATURED REVIEW21 Jun 2023Director, Strategy & InnovationFormer Employee
Smart, interesting people Broad range of opportunities Cool clients
Sometimes scope of work is limited to old school PR
- 4.01 Nov 2023Account ExecutiveFormer Employee
- Teammates always willing to help - Directors extremely competent - Good repertoire of clients, excellent for personal portfolio
- Difficult clients - Tough work timelines - Understaffed team sizes, except for 1 particular team
- 4.09 Jun 2023Regional DirectorFormer EmployeeSingapore
Edelman has the right idea: a family-run global communications marketing firm that runs like a family.
Problem is, that as it has grown, it has resorted to the tactics of its big, public holding company competitors. Which is to say that it is more like a mafia family.
- 2.013 Apr 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSingapore
I would like to preface my review of Edelman by stating that everything written here is merely my own subjective experience. I think it is meaningless to offer sweeping statements about a company because what everyone looks for in a job and a company is unique to their needs. If what I share sounds like something you might relate to in future, you might wish to reconsider your application or offer. At Edelman I was blessed with some of the most talented, kind, and fun people I have ever met. We worked hard and we had fun. I also found Edelman to be an incredibly inclusive company. I got to work with the smartest people from all over APAC, and made some special friendships along the way. Career progression was decent too. People were promoted frequently and fairly at Edelman. It was a great culture all around, and I was happy – until I wasn’t.
Halfway into the second year on the job, I reached a point where I started wondering what I had to show for my work at Edelman. Sure, I was “doing well” and yes, I was happy with the company culture – but I also started to watch everyone my age leapfrog me financially. I began to question why I bothered working so hard when my reward was having people my age look at me with confusion and veiled pity when I explained that my company didn’t pay me a bonus. I burnt myself out completely and all I got what friends offering to pick up the tab once it dawns upon them that the salary number I just disclosed was not, in fact, after CPF deduction. I kept being told that I was performing well, but it stopped mattering because I stopped seeing how any of my efforts had any meaningful impact on me. I really don’t know where I went wrong with my career, why I simply wasn’t enough. It got incredibly hard to manage my workload when the only thought running through my mind for months on end was “this isn’t worth it” every minute of every day. I’m not sure if it is just an agency issue or an Edelman issue, but I knew that for my health, I could no longer afford to pour myself into an opaque cup with no bottom. TLDR: For junior-level staff, Edelman is a great company to work for if you don’t mind a high workload and if money isn’t a concern to you. The people are great.1
- 4.010 May 2023Client ExecutiveCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSingapore
-Smart and supportive colleagues - diverse breadth of work
Clients can be difficult, which is the case with all client-facing industries
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Edelman has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 3,684 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Edelman to a friend and 53% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.
71% of Edelman employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Edelman 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.