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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.97
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Phelps

Reviews - What employees say

3.97 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 01.Dec 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Phelps
  • City
    Santa Monica
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Most team members are friendly and were open to social outings.

Support from management

Leader at the time seemed biased as he/she favored an account they were leading prior to their promotion.

Teamwork

At the time, the dept was attempting an agile workflow. The transition could have been planned more efficiently.

Internal Communication

Open communication was commendable.

Gender Equality

Commendable

Attitude towards older colleagues

A good percentage of the team are seasoned agency vets. 'Lifers' fill the halls and cubicles. Loyal and comfortable would be a nice adjective. Most clients have been with Phelps for over 7+ years.

Career Development

Not an agency that will push the envelope in terms of technologies and relevant marketing techniques. Clients are conservative and in most cases did not need the cutting edge tools.

Overall compensation for your work

Fair. Typical benefits.

Office / Work Environment

Commendable

Work-Life Balance

As with any agency, the more accounts you were on, the more your workload.

Company Image

Seemed to be transition period for the agency. At the time, Phelps was trying to revamp image to a more relevant processes, younger demo and moving towards current digital trends. Unfortunately management conflicted with other account leaders which hindered the moral.

Job Security

Again, the transition to bring in more challenging clients such as automotive was difficult. In addition, other account pitches at the time unfortunately did not pan out.

Handicapped Accessibility

Fair

Workplace Safety

Commendable

Challenging Work

Type of accounts are respectable but not groundbreaking. Creative executions weren't challenging due to lackluster client. Could not practice best in class relevant techniques due to creative limitation requirements.

Inclusive / Diverse

Unfortunately not due to conversation accounts.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Find more cutting edge clients. Develop a non-biased management team. Possibly find a COO that weren't on a previous acct. there were quite a bit of talking about relevant trends and techniques, but no executions.

What I like about the company

The team members were great. Most clients support great causes.

What I dislike about the company

At the time, management. Biased opinion and conflicts with other acct leaders. Weren't open to allowing creatives to help other accts.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Phelps
  • City
    Santa Monica
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.97
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Phelps
3.97
2 reviews

Industry average (Marketing/Advertising/PR)
3.56
39,826 reviews

kununu average
3.28
2,613,000 reviews