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APA Agency Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2019

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Talent Agent in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APA Agency full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leadership is consistent and work life balance very important to their core principals.

    Cons

    Don’t really have anything to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Continue caring about your employees and don’t follow the ways of your competitors who only care about the bottom line....

    APA Agency2019-07-28
  2. "Great people, lacking innovation"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at APA Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In an industry where people can be cold and abrasive, APA is the opposite. Most of the employees are warm and friendly. Agents are approachable and accessible and are really willibg to share their knowledge with younger employees. Assistants are not treated like dirt.

    Cons

    There is plenty of ambition, but a lack of innovation. While other agencies grow, APA seems to be stuck. It feels like we lack an identity and that the company has no distinct culture. APA faces challenges hanging on to blossoming clients. Resources are very limited which hinder growth. Turn over is very high, even among agents. And possibility of promotion seems bleek. Hourly pay for assistants is probably the highest...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your assistants, in training and teaching them as they are the future of the company. Be more transparent about changes that are being made.

    APA Agency2019-03-14
  3. "Good company to get your feet went in entertainment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at APA Agency full-time

    Pros

    Executives are accessible and supportive of goals

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    APA Agency2019-03-07
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Shady Company"

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    Current Employee - Agent Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at APA Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only pro to this company is the other assistants you work alongside. Other assistants quickly become your peers and can be great connections after leaving APA.

    Cons

    This company is not worth your time. There have been recent changes within the company that has severely lowered worker morale. We have been asked not to record or gather overtime, which unfortunately leads to a good amount of assistants working without being paid (since the amount of work agents give us is not doable without overtime). Without overtime, the hourly wage is barely liveable – a handful of assistants have...

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    APA Agency2019-03-16
  5. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at APA Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You meet so many wonderful and talented people. GREAT networking opportunity and always keeps you on your toes.

    Cons

    The PAY and lack of benefits

    Advice to Management

    The best way to keep assistance is to offer them more incentives and opportunity for a raise.

    APA Agency2019-02-10
  6. "Not for everyone, but you get out what you put in."

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at APA Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the camaraderie amongst assistants, floaters, and mailroom. Everyone is hungry for growth and opportunity. Payroll and HR really do care about the employees.

    Cons

    Upper management is shifting around too much. Not enough collaboration within the departments. Gloomy work atmosphere. Looking elsewhere.

    APA Agency2019-02-08
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APA Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great upper management. CEO has always been easily approachable with an open door policy. Great flow of information within the company. The company is great at internal growth and promotion.

    Cons

    Lots of changes lately that make the company feel more corporate than the family environment from when I started. Not necessarily a bad thing, just felt this was worth noting.

    APA Agency2018-08-06
  8. "Tour Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at APA Agency full-time

    Pros

    Interesting clients, projects, and impact on the music industry

    Cons

    Older fashioned style of working. Other competing agencies more innovative.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace innovation

    APA Agency2018-07-05
  9. "Agent in training"

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    Current Employee - Assistant to Agent in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APA Agency part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Been working at APA for a few year now. Great culture and teamwork. Clear vision and strategy from leadership. Best CEO in the Entertainment business! Employees are empowered to drive there own career development and to improve there work.

    Cons

    Pay is not up to par with Los Angeles cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work, management has to have more willingness to take risks. Have better benefits and compensation.

    APA Agency2018-06-07
  10. "Assistant to VP of a department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at APA Agency full-time

    Pros

    Not many, there bagels on Fridays but it used to be donuts which was one of the only perks for assistants

    Cons

    Parking is terrible, no employee perks, 401k match is barely anything, loses all of top talent to bigger agencies

    Advice to Management

    Give assistants reasons to want to stay and grow

    APA Agency2018-06-17
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