RLM PR Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2020

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3.8
68%
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Richard Laermer
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "They at least offer a competitive pay as they should(in 3 reviews)

  • "People here are friendly, intelligent, and hard working(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "He pulls them from India because no one in the US will work with him(in 3 reviews)

  • "On top of that, you have to manage the unrealistic expectations of stubborn clients(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Entrepreneurial Workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RLM PR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A Place to Show off Some Creativity and Ingenuity

    Cons

    Definitely a Demanding Workplace and need to have the mentality to contact a lot of media

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  2. "Self Motivation is a MUST"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RLM PR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    RLM provides all the tools, assets and lays the groundwork for successful interactions with journalists and media outlets but there is no hand-holding here. You control your day and are not mico-manged. It's like being an independent PR pro with the backing up of a proven industry veteran behind you to provide guidance and resources when needed.

    Cons

    You have so much runway to prove yourself. There are no training wheels at RLM, you should come here knowing how to close deals, garner placements and having established relationships does not hurt.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "No Growth"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RLM PR full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great people, good location.

    Cons

    All that I've done in this place is cold calling companies who didn't want to be called. At first, you'll get excited at how they describe the position and the responsibilities would be but it'll turn out that your job would be telemarketing. It was boring, repetitive, nonvalue-adding and there's just no growth and hope for your career. I quit working here after trying out for some months to see if things would go better but it didn't.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overwhelming workload"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RLM PR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have freedom to execute your work independently.

    Cons

    The workload is just too much. When I was working here, I had to wear multiple hats and the pressure to accomplish everything on my plates was just too much. I had no work-life balance, I got sick and my overall health was affected because of the fatigue and tiredness from work. I had to make a conscious decision to look for a better job that won't cause me my health.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Full of promises and lies"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RLM PR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was quite competitive compared to industry standards

    Cons

    When I was working here, I used to be so hopeful and naive to really believed all the promises made to employees for growth, pay increases and everything that sounded so fun to increase employees motivation. However, few years into working here, I realized that those were just promises and lies to make the management looked good. There's nothing exciting here.

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  6. "Nonexistent management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RLM PR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pro was having friends here who made my stay a bit more bearable.

    Cons

    Overall, it was like there's management present here. There's no open communication between the management and employees and there's no way to raise any issues or concern about your employment. It was like working for a wall because it's a one-way relationship

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    "Minimal Communication Among Employees"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RLM PR full-time

    Pros

    They pay good money for tolerating the clients.

    Cons

    Most people here only talk of work, and there is no personal bond between the employees. You just need to keep your head down and deliver results. On top of that, you have to manage the unrealistic expectations of stubborn clients.

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    "Gaslighting Incorporated"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RLM PR full-time

    Pros

    Pay could be considered competitive based on industry standard

    Cons

    It has been a few years since I worked at RLM Public Relations and I have used that time to reflect on my brief stint as a glorified telemarketer in their self-proclaimed 'elite' public relations firm. The CEO (Richard Laermer) will say anything to keep his constantly turned over staff at 'full' capacity. Made up perks, promises of non-existent growth, assurances of a team-built strategy for each individual client. All a front. RLM is a phone bank, where his employees sit in cubicles in an office space that retrofitted a walk-in closet into a break room while the CEO's spacious office (bigger than the rest of the space by far) largely sits locked in his absence. Daily briefings exist simply to remind you that any day you don't have a list of phone calls logged is a day closer to ultimate firing. RLM's clients exist because every black hole needs smaller stars to suck energy from. The client portfolio boasts one major client (Wondery at the time) and pads the remaining pages with a roster of confusing start-ups and disparate technology companies that no one seems able to truly explain in a succinct sentence. For RLM, employees enter the doors to "beat up the phones" hour in and hour out, trying to land their clients they cannot fully explain full page spreads in national behemoths such as NYT or exclusive features on ABC News. This is not a place where anyone or any entity can grow beyond the skills they have learned nor the recognition they have achieved up to that point. Instead, individual status quos are mercilessly maintained under the all-seeing eye of the CEO - with no entity becoming larger than when they arrived (thus overshadowing him) nor can they slip even one iota of an inch backwards, for danger of being immediately fired or dropped. Any promise of success or growth are words dumped out of the CEO's mouth to maintain his own fading star in the black hole of his own narcissism.

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    "Unrealistic expectations"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RLM PR full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay but they could definitely make it better.

    Cons

    I quit working here because of management's unrealistic expectations and too much pressure put us on. They make it seem like we're not doing our jobs well that they had to nag us every day. Instead of motivating us, this way of management made us resent working here.

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    "No Appreciation, Reward, or Even Respect"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RLM PR full-time

    Pros

    You are able to work independently, but team support is still there if needed.

    Cons

    The turnover rates are extremely high due to low pay and general lack of professionalism. Workload was too much for the amount you get paid and the management is all about making money. You will never feel a part of the company's success. No appreciation, reward, or even respect.

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