2016 Top Places to Work in PR: Bhava Communications

Bhava is founded on and lives by several core values: integrity, passion for quality, fearless creativity, putting people first and playfulness. These are the qualities that Bhava looks for in potential employees and that are embodied by each Bhavan.

The agency puts a deliberate focus on team dynamics that foster cohesiveness and camaraderie. Walking around Bhava HQ, one regularly hears bursts of laughter from conference rooms, sees Bhavans bonding over their favorite snacks and training to run races together.

Outside of work, Bhava organizes fun activities including movie nights, bowling, happy hours, potlucks and a book club. Bhava sponsors a quarterly themed party for employees and their family and friends—the most recent being the Bhava Luau, replete with a barbecue, musicians, a photo booth and a signature drink.

Bhavans are total foodies, and Bhava keeps a fully stocked kitchen with snacks like fresh fruit and trail mix as well as ingredients to assemble a full meal. There are always many options for Bhavans with dietary restrictions, including gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives. In addition to a plethora of do-it-yourself meal options, this year, Bhava began a Work Lunch Wednesday program, providing an office-wide lunch each week sourced from local restaurants.

Bhava encourages employees to live an active lifestyle and offers a state-of-the-art private on-site gym featuring cardio equipment, free weights, resistance machines, a yoga studio and shower facilities. Bhava’s commitment to fitness extends beyond the onsite facilities, offering employees a weekly yoga class, group fitness classes and full membership at a local gym. In the past year, Bhavans organized three workout challenges with prizes and team lunches to encourage everyone to reach personal fitness goals.