2016 Top Places to Work in PR: Text100

As a global agency, Text100 has made it a mission to create a culture of diversity and inclusion, which are now the hallmarks of the business. As a result, the Text100 global leadership team is made up of 60 percent female and 40 percent male team members based in Asia, Europe and North America.

The company’s time-off programs are enviable by most standards. Employees enjoy five weeks' vacation after one year of employment (four weeks for new joiners) plus a total of 10 paid holidays and two duvet days (i.e., those days when you’d rather pull the duvet back up and take an unscheduled day off). Offices close early before long weekends; employees enjoy Summer Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Many employees are eligible after six years for a paid eight week sabbatical. This helps employees balance their personal and work commitments.

Text100 maintains open lines of communication, allowing all staff direct access to senior management. Its open office environment facilitates natural, real-time collaboration across the business irrespective of levels or titles. The absence of cubicles or individual offices fosters a high level of communication and collaboration. Team members are grouped together in "pods"—each with a mix of junior and senior staff, facilitating stronger information sharing.

Text100 has also been piloting an employee engagement feedback system in its New York City office that solicits weekly feedback from employees on their level of engagement and satisfaction. This provides real-time, actionable information to ensure Text100 has the right conversations to maintain high levels of engagement and motivation.