2016 Top Places to Work in PR: Porter Novelli

Porter Novelli's culture is welcoming, lively, supportive and fun. New employees rave about the unique feeling of being part of a broader team and being met with open arms.

More than anything, the company wants its employees to have fun while they work, because it believes they do their best work when they consistently feel valued and celebrated. That’s why offices are encouraged to cultivate that experience through weekly happy hours, breakfast clubs, seasonal parties, off-site events, etc.

The agency has a Discovery & Development program that rewards high-performing employees with short-term assignments in other offices (internationally) in order to help facilitate an employee’s growth. Longer-term assignments are also available for more senior level employees.

In addition to a very comprehensive benefits program, Porter Novelli offers Summer Flex Days, enabling employees to take three extra days off with pay during the summer months. This longstanding tradition has been an employee favorite and demonstrates a commitment to work-life balance.

Porter Novelli was founded on the basic tenet of “Doing Well by Doing Good.” In line with this, the company offers all employees one paid workday per year to devote to volunteer activities, and encourages employees to find a common passion point and commit to a cause together to simultaneously encourage morale and team building.

Porter Novelli also recently announced a corporate initiative to support CARE. All employees have and will have opportunities to provide the nonprofit organization with pro bono PR services as well as volunteer services to help eradicate poverty internationally.