Independent, Collaborative, Global
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, the founders of Hewlett-Packard, said “The best possible company management is one that combines a sense of corporate greatness and destiny with empathy for, and fidelity to, the average employee.”
This is what we strive for in Edelman’s culture. We’re committed to the development and success of every single employee. Hierarchical lines are much less important than a great idea or excellent service – so we encourage all staff to operate with an entrepreneurial mindset.
In turn, our people act with integrity, partner with our clients to solve complex problems, employ a global outlook and deliver true business value day in and day out. Together, they create a collaborative, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious culture, where new ideas flourish and a spirit of community thrives.
We ask people to embrace the complexity of our world, for the opportunity to bring and listen to diverse points of view. We like to use words like “cross practice,” “integration” and “client-centered” when we talk about how we work. What we really mean is that we tap whatever expertise we need to get the job done right, and because we are independent, our clients always come first.
While we may work from 67 different offices, culturally speaking we’re all one Edelman. What unites us is a sense of pride in our successes and the rigor we put into our work, including some of the most respected intellectual property in the industry. Even more importantly, we share a sense of constructive dissatisfaction, a drive to stretch further and do better, established by our founder Dan Edelman, who said: “It is great to be the biggest firm. We must always strive to be the best firm.”