2015 Top Places to Work in PR: Reputation Partners

Reputation Partners strives to be a workplace that gives all employees real opportunities for ongoing career development and professional growth. Both praise and constructive feedback play a big role in Reputation Partners’ culture. Everyone always has a strong handle on areas of development and short- and long-term goals.

The company also doesn’t wait for performance review cycles to award promotions or raises. If an employee is consistently performing at the next level, it will reward and recognize that effort right away.

One of the best parts of working in a small, tight knit agency is the team interaction. Everyone is empowered to reach out to senior management whenever they have a need. Whether it’s clarification on an account project, an impromptu mentoring discussion, or a creative idea to improve culture, everyone is welcome to offer up ideas directly to the senior management team, or entire group if appropriate.

One of Reputation Partner’s most exciting benefits is its sabbatical policy. All employees who have been full-time for seven years can take four weeks of paid time off with no expectation to check-in or be available to the agency or its clients. It’s a time to explore the world, renew or discover passions and then come back refreshed. “I’ll be spending my sabbatical in China and Cambodia,” said one employee. “I can’t wait to come back and share the experience with my co-workers.”

Additionally, along with the typical summer hours, group events and holiday outings, Reputation Partners offers all employees a fun money account. Each employee can spend $200 per year on other employees with no restrictions. Employees can go to lunches, treat their colleagues to manis/pedis or drinks to promote team bonding and to celebrate jobs well done. Employees can also combine their fun money to do something bigger like buy tickets to a sporting event or concert.