2016 Top Places to Work in PR: Spectrum

Spectrum is an independent public relations agency specializing in health and science that was recently named the Holmes Report 2016 Healthcare Agency of the Year.

Spectrum founder John Seng believed an independent PR agency focused exclusively on healthcare was the ideal formula for a rewarding career and success for clients. As the firm celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2016, the growing agency remains a place where people with a passion for health and science communications thrive, doing exceptional work on behalf of some of the world’s leading healthcare and consumer products organizations.

The overall wellness of Spectrum’s staff is important, and Spectrum plans to launch a new comprehensive wellness initiative in 2017 to expand upon current offerings, which include ergonomic standing desk stations in every office, FitBits for employees, healthy snack options and more.

Spectrum considers every employee’s family situation, including how they welcome a new child into their lives. With that in mind, Spectrum offers a generous paid parental leave (up to 13 weeks of full pay) that allows employees ample time to bond with their child whether it’s the birth, adoption or fostering of a child. This plan allows flexibility for both mothers and fathers.

Spectrum’s office is business casual (except when clients visit). Spectrum also offers its employees healthy snacks, coffee and tea, as well as refrigerators stocked with cold drinks (champagne is chilled in the bottom drawer and is broken out when there’s good news to celebrate).