RPA
3.8 of 5 65 reviews
www.rpa.com Santa Monica, CA 150 to 499 Employees

RPA Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.8 65 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

RPA President & CEO Bill Hagelstein

Bill Hagelstein

(23 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great people to work with, and they're great about work/life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "It's hard to knock the paid happy hours as one of the better things about this agency"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "However, upper management does not expect you to work long hours as is common in the industry"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Long hours, low pay, and a team that considered everything an emergency"
    in 5 reviews
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    Great!

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsRPA is a collaborative learning environment which make it amazing, cool office, awesome management. It's a company full of nice people!

    ConsNo cons. RPA has an awesome work culture, it makes it easy to come into work. It's a great place to start when management is supportive of your inputs and ideas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being awesome.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wish there were more like this one...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsQuality company culture. In today's environment they are consistent in their mission to create a positive work life balance and provide positive career growth.

    ConsRebuilding but will be it's just it won't be long before it's back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Supportive environment with wonderful people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance. People are very friendly.

    ConsWe receive low compenstation, and the company is way too top heavy. Depending on what department you are in the promotions can be extremely slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Starting Point

    Media Planner (Former Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsEveryone was nice. The hours were reasonable.

    ConsThe overall vibe seemed stagnant. Low compensation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a shop with a great creative dept.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey pride themselves in making great creative work.

    ConsLacking in the brand/media strategy departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace more importance with great strategy thinking.

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    Supportive environment with great people

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsGreat people to work with, and they're great about work/life balance. You can tell it's important to the company culture. Summer Fridays help the employees mingle and meet, and the teams individually also make sure to have some fun.

    ConsNo real cons, other than the parking situation. You have to pay to park in the lot below the building. it gets deducted from your salary automatically, but it's annoying to think you have to pay to come to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing, great energy, great work / life balance.

    Designer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosgreat energy, great work / life balance, fun work.

    ConsNon! Non! Non! Non! Non!

    Advice to Senior ManagementHugs and kisses, you're brilliant! - ok maybe one thing, more transparency and more plants in the office!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    wonderful company - with changes afoot

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    Prosgood people, good intentions, openness to new directions and ideas

    Constransition in leadership/vision/identify ... but this will be a good thing ultimately.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed more clarity of hierarchy/who's in charge/ vision/ priorities (I think they are working toward this - which is a good thing)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work if you're passionate about advertising and willing to go beyond call of duty.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    Pros-Fun and friendly work environment
    -Opportunity to take on varied work load
    -Great location in Santa Monica, CA, very near the beach

    Cons-Entry-level associates often expected to work very long hours
    -Pay structure is disadvantageous to entry-level employees
    -Career can get stuck if you're not active about seeking out work outside of your job description

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Vice President, Local Media Services Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAn environment where associates are made to feel they can always contribute their opinions.

    ConsNew business approach needs improvement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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