LIFE AT EDELMAN

INDEPENDENCE

Because we are an independent company, we’re answerable only to our clients and ourselves. So that means we can stay laser-focused on the work — and invested in your advancement and personal growth. We hire smart, passionate and curious people, and then give them the training, tools and support they need to flourish.

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

There is no single type of person at Edelman. We celebrate diversity — of culture, background, experience and thought — and recognize it as a powerful driver of great work. We know we are at our very best when our teams collaborate across not only geographies, practices, and expertise, but also personal points of view.

OUR VALUES MATTER

Every day, we strive to live by the values that have shaped our culture since Dan Edelman founded the firm in 1952:

  • The relentless pursuit of excellence – bringing the best of ourselves and partners to our clients
  • The freedom to be constantly curious – having a tenacious and thorough approach that drives creativity and growth for clients, colleagues and ourselves
  • The courage to do the right thing – being a trusted and resilient partner for clients, communities and colleagues.
  • The commitment to positively impact society – performing our work with an environmental conscience, and a sense of tolerance, fairness and equality

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BALANCE

When you balance your personal and working lives well, you can enjoy better health, productivity, creativity and overall job satisfaction. To help our employees achieve balance, we offer flexible work time, telecommuting and reduced workweek arrangements in most of our offices. Extended parental leave for new biological and adoptive parents, family leave for eldercare emergencies, and child and pet adoption assistance programs are just a few of the ways we make your work life — and your personal life — more rewarding.

We strive to ensure our employees have access to programs and resources that will allow for a healthy lifestyle both inside and outside of the office. Our global wellbeing initiative, Livewell, provides a platform for employees to explore the practice of wellbeing through education, programs and tips for maintaining a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle. While wellbeing at our firm incorporates many core policies that our employees have come to expect, it also extends to helping our people achieve mindfulness, encouraging them to be present in any given situation. Beyond our regular benefits, which are tailored by location, our local Livewell “extras,” include offerings like subsidized workout memberships, book clubs, cycle-to-work programs and office pantries stocked with healthy foods.

YOU HELP WE HELP

Have a cause you believe in? You could receive up to $2500 in funding for it, and you’ll get eight hours of volunteer time. Our Community Investment Grant program has awarded more than $800,000 in grant funding to more than 300 organizations that support causes that employees are involved in, from education to community development to health.

GROW FURTHER

You can enhance your career by participating in a variety of initiatives; apply for an Edelman Escape, a one-week break from work and $1,500 to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime experience; and, if you stick around long enough, earn a sabbatical — did someone say up to six additional weeks of paid time off?