Advertising Age Names Weber Shandwick a 2015 Best Place to Work
Weber Shandwick was named one of the Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media by Advertising Age today for the second year in a row. Honorees were selected based on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design, as well as direct employee feedback. Nearly 20,000 people across hundreds of companies were surveyed as part of the selection process.
Weber Shandwick fosters a culture of collaboration and creativity through a range of programs that empower employees to embody the spirit of the firm’s “engaging, always.” mantra. In awarding Weber Shandwick this distinction, Advertising Age pointed to the firm’s success in fostering an open environment around the world, highlighting its programs that encourage employees to feel part of a wider network, such as its international employee-exchange program.
“Our people are the heart and soul of our company, and their passion and drive have made Weber Shandwick a leading marketing services organization in the U.S. and around the globe,” said Andy Polansky, CEO, Weber Shandwick. “We are building a collaborative and rewarding workplace where our employees are empowered to do amazing work that goes beyond what’s expected, to imagine new ideas and to drive real change for our clients.”
“As always, the competition was tough. Out of the hundreds of companies who applied, we’re calling out more honorees than ever before. Fifty big shops, independents, agencies, ad tech, and media companies earned recognition for being leaders in recruiting, retaining, and cultivating talent,” said Ken Wheaton, editor of Advertising Age. “At the end of the day all these organizations are in the talent business and they’re doing it right. They’re finding interesting, relevant, and often unexpected ways to create cultures and work environments that keep employees engaged.”
This Ad Age distinction follows several Best Place to Work recognitions Weber Shandwick has recently earned, including being named a Top Place to Work in PR by PR News in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and a Best Place to Work by PRWeek in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, the firm was also honored with the Diversity Distinction in PR Award for Best PR Firm Diversity Initiative by the PR Council and PRWeek, an honor Weber Shandwick has earned three times since the program was introduced five years ago.