2015 Top Places to Work in PR: Republica

A truly great environment is one that inspires creativity. Indeed, República’s success lies in the talented and diverse individuals who roll out original ideas and executions for its equally diverse roster of clients. At República, they like to say that ideas have an open door policy -- and that creativity is encouraged from every division of the agency, from finance to media planning to back-end UX. That culture of open collaboration is what helps it rethink not just the traditional brand-consumer relationship, but the traditional client-agency partnership.

Four years ago, the company began organizing annual company retreats where all employees have equal opportunity to voice their thoughts about the inter-workings of República, the company’s approach, and brainstorm ideas on how to improve and deliver even better results. In keeping with this culture of transparency, the agency incorporated quarterly Town Hall meetings, which are led by Chairman & CEO Jorge A. Plasencia and President & CCO Luis Casamayor, as an open forum to address important business updates, celebrate recent account wins, recognize awards and honors, welcome new employees, and commemorate staff anniversaries.

Besides traditional benefits, República employees enjoy pet insurance. Employees also enjoy Gap Insurance, allowing them to seek reimbursement for deductible and out-of-pocket expenses. República employees can also enjoy a fitness center, a rooftop terrace for lunches and break times, an on-demand batista who makes cafecitos, (Expresso), café con leche, (Latte) or traditional American coffee throughout the day. There is also a state-of-the-art brainstorming room that is equipped with foosball, pool table, ping pong and Ms. Pac-Man arcade machine.

In addition, employee birthdays are celebrated with a monthly cake and refreshments. Other benefits include raffles for tickets to sporting, concerts and community events. Republica is a fully diverse company and since its inception, diversity and inclusion have played a key role in its competitive advantage and success. There are over 30 nationalities represented at República, which is also proud to have many women in key leadership roles.