2016 Top Places to Work in PR: SHIFT Communications

SHIFT prides itself on seven core attributes that drive everything it does as an agency: connected, honorable, creative, smart, positive, dedicated and ballsy. The emphasis on culture begins well ahead of an employee being hired, with candidates asked a series of questions during the interview process to help determine if they have what it takes to be a SHIFTer.

SHIFT also has a cultural committee in every office that plans events and perks throughout the year, including major holiday outings and smaller holidays like Earth Day. The agency also launched a series of new "culture hacks" focused on helping employees more effectively complete their work and achieve work-life balance. It's no wonder culture is always one of the first responses given when SHIFTers are asked what they love most about the agency.

SHIFT maintains employee satisfaction and an overall positive culture by offering SHIFTers a variety of benefits. While many companies now provide benefits like Summer Fridays and employee referral bonuses, SHIFT goes above and beyond by offering employees additional perks like time off for volunteering and voting, cultural and wellness reimbursements, professional development and networking opportunities (at no expense to the employee), an office exchange and much more. Over the last year, the agency introduced a health and wellness initiative as well as "cultural hacks" like “No Meeting Days” and “Heads Down Time” to continue fostering employees’ overall well-being.