2016 Top Places to Work in PR: VSC / Wareness.io

VSC / Wareness.io’s mantra: Your ideas will be heard. Your impact will be felt. Your work will be rewarded. Its work ethic: Work hard. Play harder.

To that end, staff is taken on multiple- and single-day retreats to Hawaii, Mexico and throughout California. The agency also offers weekly in-office yoga with one of its executive team members, who is also an experienced yogi. Dogs are welcome, too.

The agency also regroups and rewinds over Whiskey Wednesday, a weekly happy hour where the team connects over cocktails and treats and often enjoys presentations from other team members and industry experts on photography editing, productivity tools, paid media, creative writing and improv.

The agency also features an open floor plan office with no structured seating arrangement. One might even get to watch a Giants game in the background.

With all these perks, it’s no wonder that the agency’s Glassdoor rating ranks in the top five percent of PR firms, earning a score of 4.8 out of 5. And with an Indian-American CEO and 65 percent of its management staff female, VSC takes diversity seriously. VSC’s founder, in fact, is one of the only Indian-American CEO executives in the United States; VSC's executive is comprised of one Indian-American, a Latino and a woman.