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Phelps Overview

Playa Vista, CA
51 to 200 employees
1981
Company - Private
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
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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    Former Employee - PR Coordinator in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - PR Coordinator in Playa Vista, CA
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    I worked at Phelps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    - 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.

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Phelps Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Phelps.

    Interview

    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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