Top Places to Work in PR 2014: Merritt Group

Merritt Group

Merritt Group is defined by the passionate and creative talent who express their intellectual curiosity and seek new challenges every day. At the heart of the company’s strategy is its commitment to their people. Like a family, it has cultivated an environment that is collaborative, fun and challenging. The firm is united in its principles and set high standards for exceeding their clients’ expectations

Merritt Group is a work hard, play hard agency. The culture has grown to where staffers are given the opportunities they need to thrive in their carrier and as a result, Merritt attracts hard-working employees who infuse the office with energy and a sense of humor. Merritt also places great emphasis on volunteerism and giving back to the community, a quality that is carried on by all of their employees.

In a typical year at the growing firm, 30% of Merritt’s staff is promoted. Quarterly goals and review sessions with managers keep employees on the fast track. At each year mark, employees are also given a 360-degree review, where colleagues, not just managers, can provide feedback for continued professional growth.

In February 2013, Merritt Group kicked-off a new program called Merritt Group in Balance. The program is voluntary and intended to encourage health and wellness among the staff. In addition to an email alias where employees can share workout tips, healthy recipes, upcoming event registrations and more, Merritt replaced its regular happy hours with “happy and healthy hours” designed to promote and healthy and balanced lifestyle.