Top Places to Work in PR 2014: Dixon Schwabl

Dixon Schwabl

Dixon Schwabl has steadily grown over the years, expanding its offerings while maintaining its culture through strategically recruiting and retaining employees who embrace the can-do attitude that helped found the firm 27-years ago.

CEO Lauren Dixon and president Mike Schwabl actively participate in the fun that keeps their teams together. Mike is a past contributing member of the company rock band as a backup singer and vibraslap player and ran with 24 employees in the 2014 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge.

The firm utilizes a comprehensive talent management plan in identifying future company leaders, developing the “strength from the bench” that is necessary to maintain growth with formal leadership training. Dixon Schwabl offers merit-based increases, and has paid an annual bonus to all eligible employees for eight consecutive years.

The agency also informally assesses client and employee satisfaction with a large school bell by the door. If clients have a creative, productive meeting at the agency, or visitors are particularly enthusiastic about the agency, they are welcome to ring a bell near the main door. The entire agency lets out a cheer when they hear the bell.