2015 Top Places to Work in PR: Hill+Knowlton Strategies

From a traditional growth perspective, Hill+Knowlton Strategies offers ample opportunities: it has annual performance reviews and promotions and semi-annual salary reviews, with off-cycle promotions made where they are warranted.

But growth should be personal. With that in mind, the company offers a career path training that focuses on educating employees about the many career options available at H+K and developing a path toward achieving career goals. It also helps employees see how different roles they might want to play in the firm can be right for them at different seasons of their lives and careers.

International opportunities are one of those incredible paths for growth, so H+K created the Dave Robinson International Scholarship. Dave believed in the value of international transfers and assignments, and in providing H+K people with the opportunity to see and explore what the H+K network has to offer. Scholars are chosen to spend three months in an international office where they sharpen their international consulting expertise, collaborate with global colleagues, and bring home an evolved perspective and world view that will serve them well in this business for years to come.

More than half of H+K’s vice presidents and above in the U.S. are women, and the numbers are even more inclusive at the most senior levels of the firm. Seven of its 12 U.S. offices have a female general manager. Half of its core practices are led by women. Two of three U.S. regional leaders are women. More than half of its CEO’s U.S. operating committee members are women, and more than half of the people who report directly to the CEO are women.

Beyond its client work, H+K Strategies commits every day to being engrained in, and beneficial to, its communities. The time and effort employees spend engaging in their communities defines H+K as a firm just as much as its client work does.