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