RPA Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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RPA President & CEO Bill Hagelstein
Bill Hagelstein
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance for the industry(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great people, not too many bad apples(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Your best best would be to head to the home office in Santa Monica(in 10 reviews)

  • "4 account people for every digital media employee and expect to work consistent long hours while account leaves at 5pm and thinks 6:30 is working late(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture and people

      Apr 28, 2021 - Assistant Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and company culture. Good work-life balance and lots of opportunities for professional development and growth.

      Cons

      Pay may be slightly lower than other agencies in the area

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      wonderful place to start or finish your advertising career

      Apr 28, 2021 - Copywriter in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great people. cool office. fun culture.

      Cons

      very safe agency - anything for the client. great place to learn and get started in your career and great place to be if you want a solid monday-friday 9-5 and coast into retirement. not the best place to be if you want to make groundbreaking, challenging, meaningful work. i'd say it's a wonderful place to start OR finish your advertising career. but might not be the best place for the middle of it.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful place to grow your career!

      Apr 28, 2021 - Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are so many talented and kind-hearted people at RPA! They pay competitively by agency standards, and are very keen on internal promotions.

      Cons

      Lack of visibility with senior management.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      I dare you to find a better LA-based agency

      Feb 1, 2021 - Associate Media Director in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As someone who has been around the block a few times, I can confidently say RPA is either the best or one of the best agencies to work for in LA. They hire well so you don't end up working with (too many) difficult people. Management provides guidance but also trusts you to be an adult and do your job well. The work is interesting and dynamic. Leaders are thoughtful and for a larger agency they move relatively quickly. Not part of a holding company but you still get the benefits of being at a bigger shop. Actually strive to uphold people-first values which is rare. Decent work-life balance especially compared to other shops that work you to the bone.

      Cons

      Feels a bit top-heavy at times, like I could throw a rock into an all-staff meeting (pre-covid) and hit a VP of something or other.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 21, 2021 - Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing people and open office hours with the executives allow you to ask what's happening or get to know upper management on a more personal level

      Cons

      Hard to leave for other opportunities

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Diversity

      May 8, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The agency does an amazing job at monthly cultural events with very festive happy hours and programs.

      Cons

      Upper management is not ethnically diversified.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love it!

      Mar 31, 2021 - Digital Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Seriously such an amazing company to work for! They really care about their people and it shows.

      Cons

      Working in an agency in general it's hard to feel secure because we're so dependent on our clients for financial success. This was especially felt in the last year

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Incredible

      Mar 27, 2021 - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best ran agency I’ve ever experienced. They truly care about their employees in a way I’ve never seen before. They encourage and even aid career growth. Unheard of work/ life balance for advertising. Everything you could want out of an ad agency is here.

      Cons

      I have no cons to put.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      good place to work

      Apr 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great people, great work life balance

      Cons

      company plays favorites with employees at times

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Supportive Work Environment

      Mar 12, 2021 - Senior Digital Media Specialist in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Clear paths for growth, flexible working hours

      Cons

      I don't have any cons to share

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