2015 Top Places to Work in PR: DEVENEY

DEVENEY has a “work hard, play hard” culture that is grounded in ensuring each employee maintains a work/life balance. Firm leadership is committed to making DEVENEY a financially sound business that puts employees first.

In its near 20-year tenure, there has never been a need for lay-offs. This is solely due to the company’s fiscal responsibility, proper client ratio and the priority set forth by DEVENEY to create a safe haven for team members.

Walking into a welcoming, friendly work environment each day is the best part of being on the DEVENEY team. The atmosphere strikes a unique balance between professionalism and family. This fosters a concurrent sense of creativity and productivity (after all, their motto is “To do exceptional work and have a great time doing it.”).

DEVENEY also strives to create a workplace that challenges employees professionally. From birthday celebrations and team lunch-n-learns, the DEVENEY team acts more like a family than coworkers. It’s not unusual to find team members taking a mid-day stroll for some iced coffee or gathering on DEVENEY’s rooftop balcony for cocktails to celebrate another successful work week.

After 10 years of service, employees receive four-weeks paid vacation and $5,000 to spend on their personal "trip of a lifetime.” Following a recent change in health insurance provider, a Wellness Program has been implemented, which supports a healthy lifestyle. Part of this is routine exercise, monitored through a Fit Bit. In support of the program and healthy living, DEVENEY is offering a stipend to team members who purchase a Fit Bit.

A gym membership reimbursement policy is currently in the works. This is another result of DEVENEY’s annual CHARGE retreat where senior management listened to team members’ wants and concerns and will create actual changes.

In addition, all DEVENEY team members are encouraged to pursue professional development. Opportunities have included attending conferences, speaking at seminars and sharing knowledge internally with the rest of DEVENEY.