We are only six days into the new year and we are already making the lists!
For the seventh straight year, PRWeek asked employees what factors they considered most important to find the top small, midsize and large agencies, as well as in-house teams. PRWeek’s annual Best Places to Work initiative honors the top agencies and in-house teams that were ranked a cut above by their associates on important issues including workplace culture and salary.
Here’s what they had to say…
Rogers & Cowan
Location: Los Angeles
Rogers & Cowan has built a “great reputation for work-life balance,” noted one judge. Ensuring that employees aren’t overwhelmed not only makes for a contented staff, it also “results in the sharpest professional attitude,” commented one team member.
Employees called management a “team-oriented group of all-stars” that remains transparent, especially when it comes to letting staffers know what it takes to advance within the agency.
“There is genuine interest in seeing each member of the team grow and exceed,” added one employee. “This is conveyed at every possible opportunity, through the work environment, the culture and company-wide business decisions.”
The agency’s commitment to professional development came through in the high scores it was given by employees on providing career-building tools and opportunities. When asked to rate Rogers & Cowan on the consistency and helpfulness of its performance reviews, most staffers gave the firm a perfect score.
Management also gets high marks on recognizing employees for quality results and top performance and rewarding staffers financially for a job well done. A generous 401(k) contribution plan, share-purchase program and flexible spending accounts are some of the benefits employees can take to the bank. The firm’s commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse team was also noticed. “That commitment makes it rather unique among many agencies of its size,” said one judge.