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Phelps Overview

Playa Vista, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
A Better Way to Work. A Better Way to Live. Celebrated as one of L.A.’s “Best Places to Work” for nine years running. The only agency in L.A. in the top 15 on both the advertising and PR charts for 15 years. And 35 years as a truly integrated ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to do great work for deserving clients, in a healthy working environment, to realize our clients' goals and our potentials.

Phelps Reviews

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    "It's all about the people!"

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    Former Employee - Staff in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Staff in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Phelps full-time (More than 3 years)


    Some of the smartest people, friendly and encouraging. Worked a few late hours but along with others and we always had time to play, incorporate hobbies, bring our dogs and invest in the people. I saw more of my fellow colleagues than my family so it better be a great place to work! In fact, Phelps won the best places to work in LA for more than 5 times that I can remember.
     All companies have "corporate complaints" but at Phelps it's what the employees made of it. Most were, and probably still are if they are there, high achievers, savvy, personable and genuinely care for each other. The concept of "truth as their highest value" sticks as the company insists on 1-2-1 conversations, feedback and 360 evals each year. It is the staff that defines the heartbeat and if you haven't spent time with them, you can't feel the vibe!
    I believe it's the only agency that is 100% employee owned, so yes, what you sow you will personally gain. There is a camaraderie that I haven't felt in a company like Phelps.


    I would have liked to see more women in the C-Suite

    Advice to Management

    Keep teaching and let more of the world know who you are, not enough PR about the company, yes clients come first but don't forget to line up!

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Phelps Photos

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Phelps photo of: Will's 10 year anniversary celebration with Phelps
Phelps photo of: Holiday Festivities
Phelps photo of: Mommy and Me at Associate Anniversary Celebration
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Phelps Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Phelps.


    The interviewers never shook hands nor did they really even introduce themselves to me. They did not say very much about what they exactly did for their clients in the discipline I was interviewing for. I understand not being able to go into much detail, but typically interviewers will talk about process in this discipline and strategy. None of this was discussed. Questions asked of me were generic for the most part. Anyway, I left thinking that this department did not really do a whole lot in terms of this type of strategy in this particular discipline. I walked away feeling that this role would be very junior even though they were looking for a senior. Weird interview over all and I didn't have much confidence in this department or its staff.

    Interview Questions

    • None that were really granular. very top level and generic questions asked for such a technical discipline.   Answer Question
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Phelps Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Medium), Los Angeles Business Journal, 2016
  • Sustainable Quality Awards - Grand Prize, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, 2014
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