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I worked at Phelps full-time (More than 3 years)
I learned a lot coming straight out of college. Some benefits as a newbie to the industry:
- Supportive environment to learn across departments. If you are interested in different arms of marketing, there is an open-door culture that allows you to reach out and learn from specialists in other departments.
- Weekly company-wide meetings and brainstorms are good practice for chipping in your ideas and feedback to a large group of people.
- Lots of other entry-level employees that are cool - made a lot of good friends there.
- Great medical benefits.
- Mediocre compensation. Similar to industry standards, but still pretty low.
Advice to Management
Phelps has an infrastructure set up for positive feedback (with The Wall, BBB, etc.) that's nice in theory but hasn't really taken off in practice. These exercises should be used when necessary not mandatory. Also, better compensate employees.
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.