Ad Age Best Places to Work shows the score on companies that did a standout job last year amid the challenges of a tight talent pool, uncertain economy and ongoing effects of the pandemic.
What makes the best work better than the rest?
The winning companies outscored other workplaces in factors ranging from compensation and benefits to corporate culture and leadership.
Employees gave the winners significantly higher grades on some key differentiating policies, practices and other factors. In certain areas, the difference turned out to be comparatively small for winners and companies that didn’t make the ranking.
The 50 winners—top companies with more than 200 employees and top companies with 200 or fewer employees—reflect the highest overall scores based on an analysis of questionnaires submitted by employers and survey responses from employees.
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Management at Spectrum Science understands that an “agency is only as strong as its people.” While this science-centric firm is quickly expanding, team members are confident in its ability to “continue to grow without losing our entrepreneurial spirit and connectedness as an agency.”
Team members describe a work environment with “shared vision and direction for the entire organization” and appreciate working with colleagues who have “hardworking and creative minds that produce groundbreaking work every day.”
Noting that vibe, one judge described the agency as a combination of the “brain and tools of a large agency with a family business feel.” Keeping employees inspired is a priority at Spectrum, which “understands that producing incredible work is a result of effective teamwork.”
Judges were equally impressed with the high compensation marks and highest management rating given to the firm by staffers. A specific nod was bestowed upon the firm’s dedicated chief learning officer.
New initiatives, such as the GPS (greatest potential self) program, which helps employees understand and work toward advancement, and Mindfulness Mondays, a guided five-minute meditation, further enhance Spectrum’s work environment.
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This year’s iteration of Best Places to Work spotlights the perks, programs and professional opportunities most coveted by today’s workers. It attempts to make sense of the almost-post-COVID landscape, especially as it pertains to the ongoing debate over hybrid work options.
“Working in medical marketing is a far different proposition in late 2022 than it was when COVID-19 hit in March 2020,” said MM+M editor-in-chief Larry Dobrow. “Our Best Places to Work honorees are the companies that have most ably navigated the chaos.”
Read the full article in MM+M.