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Anonymous shared this review of Edelman, United States on Sep 25th, 2020
"It’s a nasty place. Many women do not help other women and almost all top positions are held by men. No matter what you’re told during the interview process, every role there is a sales job."
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman, United States on Apr 15th, 2020
"Avoid it like the plague. Hierarchical, miserable experience, one of the worst of my career. It's like "Mean Girls" come to life. "
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman, United States on Nov 16th, 2019
"Overall a great employer, but make sure you set your work/life balance limits to avoid burnout."
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman, United States on Oct 10th, 2019
"Very flex on remote work Great pto and healtb benefits but not much hr presence to inform how to actually leverage corp benefits avail"
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman, United States on Sep 11th, 2019
"Maternity leave can be quite generous (up to six months paid if you combine company leave, PTO and sick leave), but it varies from office to office. It can be a very positive, supportive environment. "
"not conducive for career growth / having a life outside of work"
"Really smart people but senior women are not always equally compensated compared with senior men. "
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman on Jan 28th, 2019
"For a large company, we behave like a small family run business in the best and worst ways. We’ve grown quickly and haven’t kept pace with the changing world of work. Hours can be rigid, presenteeism prevails, and policies worldwide are not family friendly nor in line with the best on offer from other agencies to say nothing of our competitors. "
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman on Jul 10th, 2018
"Flexibility can be had but you have to earn it over time, and it is highly dependent on your supervisor "
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman on Feb 12th, 2018
"Work life balance is hard to achieve if you want to be successful"
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman on Aug 9th, 2017
"Very woman-friendly culture although not many women at the very top. "
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman on Apr 24th, 2017
"Good policies on paper--depends on manager how they are applied. Extremely hard not to be "mommy tracked" unless you kill yourself and never see your family. "Success" here is a pretty antiquated, binary station: you work all the time and brag confidently about yourself all the time and discuss how busy you are all the time and either take on too much or delegate every last thing and you are golden."
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman on Mar 31st, 2017
"While there are many women that work at this company, there is a huge culture of drinking and sexism that pervades the company at every level (especially at the highest levels). HR definitely does not exist to protect the individual employees at all."
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman on Sep 16th, 2016
"Edelman has great benefits and policies to benefit working women. However, the culture and hours can vary by office and team, and women who have other priorities (grad school, volunteer activities) are not given as much flexibility as moms."
Anonymous shared this review of Edelman on Mar 25th, 2016
"Edelman is pretty fair on the front end in how women are treated, but I suspect unequal pay, especially as the ranks narrow towards senior leadership."
"Great place to get your start in the business. Upper management is male dominated and discontent among women leaders appears to be growing."
"I've worked here at Edelman for 7 months and so far have found it a great experience, both professionally and as a woman. There are a great number of kickass women that I can learn from and, as a general matter, most people are collaborative and interested in helping you succeed."
"Management is largely male, though I have seen many powerful women do well here. However, they're often ones that act cut-throat and domineering. I don't believe women are valued in the same way as males, and I think that males are consistently given better opportunities and promotions."
"This is an extremely female-oriented environment - I remember being in meetings of 50+ people, with only a few men in the room. Middle management and below tends to be predominantly women, but upper management seemed to be mostly male. There are lots of special interest groups for women in leadership, women of color, etc."
"I worked at Edelman for two years. There are lots of great networking and mentoring opportunities for women at Edelman. They really do emphasize career growth and speak to work/life balance often. However, work/life balance is largely all talk when it comes to GCRM accounts. It's one thing to be allowed to work from home; But it's another to be expected to work from home before/after you spend an entire 10-hour day in the office. If you're a junior-level woman who states things plainly and you don't cushion your words and recommendations with thank yous and sorrys and other softness, you will be warned to watch your tone, whereas your male counterparts will be praised for their leadership and strength. There are some politics and cattiness at the junior level, largely because of the fierce competition to get promoted on top-heavy teams (men get to the top faster and more frequently than women). Annual reviews include anonymous feedback from colleagues so watch your back and stay on everyone's good side."
"Edelman is a great company to work for, but some of their maternity policies can be confusing. While there is not equal representation at high levels now Edelman has dedicated resources and formed internal groups to promote women into more leadership positions. Overall, this company is trending positively for women and families but there is still work to do."
"An amazing place to be an intern and grow."
"The majority of junior staff members are women, but the majority of senior leaders are male. Suspicion that male junior staffers are paid more than females, although this could be because men tend to be hired from external agencies and therefore paid more competitively. Note that pay increases due to promotions for internal employees are frustratingly limited, which cultivates an impression that external additions to the workforce are more valued than hard-working loyalists (which then leads to heightened attrition). In my team (the Corporate & Public Affairs division), there is also a strong element of a typical "Boys' Club" amongst senior and junior males, which is at times challenging to witness."