Each year, Ad Age announces it’s ranking of the 50 Best Places to Work in the marketing and media industry. This list recognizes and honors workplaces across the country that nurture and prioritize employee satisfaction and engagement. Ready Set Rocket is proud to announce that it is among this year’s 50 companies selected for the exclusive list that’s based on criteria including workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics and the overall employee experience.
“The companies on Ad Age’s Best Places to Work represent the cream of the crop in marketing, advertising, media and ad technology,” said Deputy Editor Judann Pollack. “In these highly competitive fields, these 50 stand out for their best-in-class benefits, salaries and hiring practices, but also for creating a compelling culture in which employees are engaged, encouraged and valued. Talent has never been more important in marketing, and our Best Places to Work companies have proven that they can attract and retain the best in the business.”
Coming up on our seven-year anniversary, we believe much of our success is a direct reflection of the company’s innovative and entrepreneurial culture. As an agency, we offer various perks to keep our employees – the majority millennials – happy and inspired, including a dollar-for-dollar matching program for staff to take classes related to learning a new skill or pursuing a passion. A paid sabbatical for employees who have been with the agency for more than three years, flexible work schedules and volunteered paid time off also help employees stay motivated.
As co-founder and ECD, Aaron Harvey, put it, “Culture is a top priority for us, because we really believe that happy employees do their best work. We provide an open and encouraging environment that makes people really want to come to work every day and shows that we value every person’s opinion and input in the office.”
The 2016 Best Places to Work list is a joint effort of Advertising Age and Best Companies Group. Best Companies Group is dedicated to establishing programs to identify and recognize workplaces that nurture a superior level of employee satisfaction and engagement. Companies from across the United States participated in the two-part survey process to determine Ad Age’s Best Places to Work. Any agency, ad tech, media company, or marketing division of a brand that’s been in business for more than one year with more than 15 full-time employees was eligible. Public, private, for-profit and non-for-profit businesses could all participate. The list was determined by feedback from two surveys. The first garnered information about employer’s offerings and the second was an employee survey to measure the workplace experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.