2015 Top Places to Work in PR: APCO Worldwide

APCO provides its employees with a supportive environment that focuses on individual strengths, goals, and growth opportunities. Through a newly redesigned annual review process, employees receive valuable feedback to enhance their performance and to foster learning and advancement. Managers at APCO are intent on providing experiential learning and exciting client-facing opportunities. Promotions at early career level ensure career progression and a positive employee culture.

A few of APCO’s unique offerings include: a Wellness Program that encourages and rewards employees with healthy habits; a gym at the DC office that employees have access to free of charge; tuition reimbursement; partnerships with external businesses for employee discounts, including Zip Car and 529 College Savings Program.

APCO also has a Global Employee Scholarship Program where recipients are sent to visit another office in the network to share information and best practices while learning about the host office’s client work, meeting colleagues and experiencing a new culture.

APCO has a collegial company culture with employees from diverse backgrounds. To encourage the collegial environment, multiple internal committees in the office host events to allow employees to relieve stress and get to know their colleagues.

APCO’s genuinely non-hierarchical and flat management structure makes for a collaborative and entrepreneurial culture where everyone’s contributions and ideas are valued. As a majority employee-owned firm, APCO is committed to offering staff the opportunity to define their own “APCO Experience.” The diverse set of talent within APCO allows employees to bring unique ideas to the table and makes APCO a fun and interesting place to work.

Mentoring is also a great professional development opportunity that APCO encourages employees to take part in both informally and formally. APCO’s Mentoring Program pairs mentees with a mentor that is either in their home office or throughout the global network.