What’s the general opinion of Edelman? Looking into a job there potentially

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Sorry if I’m drinking the kool-aid but it’s the best agency I’ve worked at in 13+ years

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Same, really good values. Am actually proud to work at Edelman and can’t say the same for my past agency. Going on 4+ years

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Junior level staff is definitely taken advantage of and pretty low pay compared to other agencies. With that being said, it’s definitely a door opener. Lots of people see Edelman as a stepping stone, so there’s a tonnnn of turnover. I will say even with the low pay, you do learn quite a bit if you’re early on in your career and will meet and learn from some really talented and smart folks. Like any other top agency, however, you’ll likely find smart people anywhere so not sure how distinguished Edelman is on that front. Will also say it pays to know the right people - Edelman is very political, so your career trajectory and financial opportunity will absolutely be tied to who you know.

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I know like thirty 24 year old Vice Presidents, so if you want an absurd title bump, it’s a solid choice.

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I know zero 24 year old VPs. Most of the VPs I know are in mid-30s +.

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There are some great projects happening with great people at Edelman, but you should be mindful of their work with climate deniers and some pretty nasty fossil fuel front groups. Put some info together here: https://cleancreatives.org/edelman

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Happy to answer questions from a junior perspective. I'm very happy here.

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Been here15+ years. I really like the place. Not perfect by any stretch but trying it’s best, I believe.

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Best of the PR agencies but also depends on which city/office you’re at.

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What are the details around the Deloitte layoffs? Any particular methodology to letting people go?

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