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Wouldn't go to Any Other Agency

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Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Atomic Public Relations full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

A very streamlined style of PR that cuts out a lot of the nonsense and offers a streamlined, quality approach to media relations. My team was particularly close and that fostered a secure, honest and fun-loving workplace.

Atomic is the "anti-agency" and I love them for it.

More pros:
Job security--Atomic does fire people, but it has to be an extreme situation, and they work on issues with people individually before handing out pink slips.
Access to top-levels--you sit right next to your VP so you can always ask questions and use your team as a resource.
Work from home benefit
Cell/internet reimbursement
The week between Chistmas and New Year's off

Cons

I left Atomic because I wanted to get out of agency PR.My team was particularly close, which wasn't always a good thing. Managers were often inconsistent and rude.

More cons:
Open seating environment, people can see your computer screen all day
Teams work independently, meaning if the lead is doing something wrong, no one who can do anything about it will know
No regular reviews, if it's time for a raise/promotion you'll have to ask for it

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the Atomic style, it's as functional as it is unique. Be consistent and professional by holding everyone to the same standard.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Atomic Public Relations

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company that truly cares about and empowers employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Level  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Level in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Atomic Public Relations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly flexible work environment. Challenging and interesting work. Excellent teams. Encourages fun in the workplace. Competitive salary and benefits package. Employees are truly valued and appreciated. Minimal turnover with many employees who have been with the agency 4 years or more. Great opportunities for growth - many employees have been promoted multiple times in a year or less. Smart and self motivated people will do well and succeed!

    Cons

    Due to high growth, there have been growing pains, but upper management strives to make rapid growth as smooth of a transition as possible. A pro and a con - mediocrity is frowned upon. People who aren't smart and self-motivated will not do well in this environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are more communicative than others. For those who are less communicative, work on communicating more openly and freely with staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty good first PR job, especially if you're interested in working with start ups

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Atomic Public Relations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you get a good team, you're gold. This is definitely the kind of place that if you show initiative, drive, and participate, your managers will notice.

    GREAT vacation + pretty good benefits

    They pay their interns

    Cons

    Runs kind of like a start-up, not enough structure - which may be good if that's what you're looking for

    Lots of accounts at once - which still might be good if that's what you're looking for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire friendlier HR, plan more social events

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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