2015 Top Places to Work in PR: Lippe Taylor

Lippe Taylor (LT) is the perfect agency for talented, passionate, entrepreneurial team members. It is a place where talent is not only recognized, but nurtured and rewarded continually. Many members of its senior team have made the agency their home, rising through the ranks over many years.

For example, the Managing Director started as an Account Supervisor and moved up six levels over ten years. In addition, LT has multiple Account Supervisors and Group Managers who started their careers as either interns or Account Coordinators. Fostering talent from within is a corporate mandate.

LT credits these opportunities to its culture—both in organizational structure and commitment from the top. Its structure allows for unprecedented contact with the CEO/founder. She’s a passionate supporter of nurturing and mentoring talent.

Since Lippe Taylor is independently-owned, it is able to invest in talent to cultivate growth within the agency. This is something that is clear from day one for every new hire and something LT believes plays a huge part in its high employee retention. Plus, employees receive regular reviews with clear goals that outline steps for them to advance. Lippe Taylor University also fosters growth through a rotation of visiting experts to help all to grow and think creatively and strategically.

Lippe Taylor is a woman-owned and founded business and was recently, officially certified by the WBENC as a women owned business. CEO Maureen Lippe strongly believes in mentoring young women and promoting their careers. In addition to Maureen, there are many women in leadership positions in the company.

A unique perk offered by Lippe Taylor is profit sharing – a highly unusual benefit for the industry (regardless of the size of the agency). The company makes a contribution of 5% of the employee’s annual compensation to a profit sharing account. For those that stay at the agency for a few years, this can really add up.