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Michael A. Olguin
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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    At this firm, you learn something new every single day and your senior mentors want to make sure that you're constantly being challenged and always growing. There's no doubt that you work hard--that's agency life and PR life--but the long, hard hours make you a well-trained PR professional who understands PR inside and out. Formula provides employees with the opportunity to have face-to-face time with clients and often perform work that's above their level. These constant challenges create a strong learning environment and give employees the opportunity to move up the ladder and grow at their own pace--which is usually fast for the hungriest PR professionals. The dress code is professional and not anti-feminist as stated below; the firm wants you to dress and act professionally and be prepared for an on-the-spot meeting with a client if the opportunity presents itself. There are fun social events such as happy hours and backyard BBQs which are optional but recommended it you want to get acquainted with your colleagues and build relationships in the workplace. I always attended the social events and now my once employees are some of my best friends. All in all, I wouldn't trade my 2+ years for anything and recommend Formula to any young professional who wants to enter the professional world, learn a ton, and be a competitive candidate in the communications world.


    There is high turnover, but again, this is agency life and PR life; it's not for everyone, but rather for hungry, energetic and passionate professionals.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to find a more consistent and transparent way to notify employees of other employees' departures; this would make the "turnover experience" less nerve-racking for current employees.

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Formula PR (San Diego, CA).


    The interview process was very straightforward. I had an initial phone screen with one of the internship coordinators and was invited to come in for an in person interview later that week. The conversation was very casual and we just went through my qualifications. I was then invited to come back the next day and meet with a manger. I was offered the internship on the spot. There are no out of the ordinary questions, and nothing to throw you off. They just want to get to know you and your working experience. There is also preference given to those that have had prior agency work, though.

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Top Food & Beverage Public Relations Firms , O'Dwyers, 2014
Top Independent PR Firm , O'Dwyers, 2014
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Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Formula PR is a national public relations boutique with offices on both coasts and premier clients across the country. Unlike more traditional PR agencies focused purely on publicity, Formula creates strategic, integrated brand activation programs incorporating a diverse marketing mix: from media events and influencer campaigns to co-branding, promotions and grassroots initiatives. With this approach, Formula aims to create numerous avenues that enable a brand to establish connections with its target audiences. Formula’s sister agency, FORMULATIN, is a full-service ... More

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