PMBC Group Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Wonderful place to work

    Apr 19, 2021 - Account Executive 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lovely offices, pleasant colleagues and many perks

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment becadue of technology clients

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Petty environment

    Apr 14, 2021 - Account Executive in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    None - clients left all the time

    Cons

    The people were amongst the pettiest I've worked with.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Positivity, Positivity, Positivity!!!

    Oct 17, 2018 - Senior Account Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company offers paid internships and with the opportunity for hire. Employees are reviewed quarterly and given guidance for advancement. Employees are promoted regularly with no limitations. Company has clearly defined policies and does not tolerate disruptive employees, especially drug use on the job!

    Cons

    Expectations are high but necessary to meet client needs.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Untraditional Agency with Great Opportunities

    Oct 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting and cutting-edge technology clients, competitive pay and benefits, smart and friendly co-workers, spontaneous free lunches and celebrations, lots of free snacks, beautiful office campus in the heart of Beverly Hills.

    Cons

    A day's work in public relations can occasionally be long and hectic, but that is true wherever you go.

    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A Wonderful Place To Build A Career

    Oct 1, 2018 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The staff is made up of some incredible, hard working people who are always willing to lend a helping hand and go above and beyond to make clients happy. Truly a super friendly bunch! In my experience, management has been excellent in guiding individual employees in their careers with PMBC and leading their teams competently. They are always open to new ideas and constructive with their criticism. Those who work hard are rewarded! This isn’t one of those companies that overlook the efforts of well-performing employees. The CEO is very good about promoting from within and keeping employees motivated. If you are used to putting in minimal effort and spending more time chatting with friends on the phone than actually working, then this is probably not the place for you.

    Cons

    To be honest, the commute can be brutal at times, but traffic is ever-present in Beverly Hills.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Limitless Growth Potential

    Oct 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    In my experience at other PR firms/in-house positions there are a lot of barriers to growth. Most of the time, even if a raise/promotion is deserved, an employee needs to wait for the person above them to either leave or become promoted themselves. At PMBC, the way the company is structured, there's no waiting around for the hope that you may be promoted one day, if your direct supervisor leaves. If a promotion/raise is deserved and earned, it is given, and always at the date the CEO commits to.

    Cons

    This isn't focused on PMBC Group specifically, but the public relations field as a whole. Being a PR professional/publicist usually entails working long hours, but that just comes with the territory. It is inextricably linked with the industry. That said, working at PMBC Group has afforded me the most free time in my very long tenure as a publicist. I typically don't work weekends/evenings and never have while at PMBC, which is very refreshing. Most of the staff leaves the office promptly at 6 p.m. also.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Negative environment

    Oct 8, 2018 - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It’s a good place to start.

    Cons

    From Account Coordinators to Account Executives it’s yoir job to do everything too to bottom with no help or lack there of. When you do something wrong you get nasty messages from management. Management talks about everyone behind their back. Employees have been referred to as b words and Mother f. I have been told to have a “come to Jesus moment and get my ‘s’ together. No respect for time. Management shows up after noon and then expects everything to be done. I was told they could speak to employees however they wanted. They cover for each other and lose good employees in the end. AC’s to AE’s are the hardest working people while management sits back and lets you run everything. If management doesn’t like you as a person you are done.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    AS GOOD AS IT GETS

    Oct 16, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Dog Friendly -Free desserts & food at least once a month -Parking structure for employees -Great Insurance Benefits -Great cafe to eat at if you want to spend $ along with a great staff -When you need a break from staring at the computer for hours, you have an amazing walk around the block to let some steam off. Tip: If you are coming in with no experience or little experience or applying for an internship, it is a great start to your PR career because you will learn a good number of skills needed for the industry.

    Cons

    -turn around rate is too high, hence the reviews on here. FYI, the pattern of negative reviews on here means something... THE TRUTH! -there is no real team setting: each employee (AC, AAE, AE, AM) get a minimum of two clients and with those two clients, you wear all the HATS of the positions mentioned. At an AC level, you do the work of an AAE, AE, AM and so on and so on... Don't get me wrong, it's actually great wearing these hats because you learn alot about work ethic and people but you need the support of a team and not just colleagues. -Katie and Natalie (really, the only upper management there)... You both need to step it up. *Learn how to be there for your employees *Ask if they need help or advice about anything *If something needs to change within an employee, help them to be stronger. Don't give up so easy. *Change your attitude- don't be so fake. be humble and stop being an obvious "Mean Girl". How old are you? Tip: Do your research! If you are an eager beaver trying to land a job, before taking this opportunity at PMBC, make sure you ask all the right questions about the position and expectations before saying "yes", especially if you are a NEWBIE. If you are experienced or somewhat experienced, do your research, use your past experiences as examples during your interview and whoever is interviewing yo, pick their brain, challenge them! PMBC'S main responsibility is gaining press coverage for their clients oppose to actually working on a campaign with its clients. FYI...

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    6 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Unorganized chaos

    Sep 19, 2018 - Account Coordinator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are some good days and the employees on the ground floor are great.

    Cons

    Management is unfair and bullying. There is no structure or strategy or teams. It’s everyone for themselves. You’re not encouraged to ask for help and there is no room for growth. Without structure or strategy it’s hard to get anything done and everyone is overwhelmed. Bullying is a part of the day to do. So much turn around.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great People = Great Place to Work

    Nov 12, 2017 - Account Executive 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    One of the most notable "pros" was being able to work with a wide variety of clients. Doing so allows you to become well-versed in several intricate industries that are defining the future of tech. The staff is amazing and the management dedicates a lot of time to working with you and helping whenever need be. PMBC often promotes from within and gives you opportunities to advance your career.

    Cons

    For me, the commute to work was the biggest downside to working at PMBC. Beverly Hills attracts a lot of traffic which makes the day much longer if you're taveling far.

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