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Carmichael Lynch Named to Ad Age's 2015 Best Places to Work

Published on November 16th, 2015

Carmichael Lynch was named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media by Advertising Age. Carmichael Lynch was among 50 companies selected based on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design. Nearly 20,000 people were surveyed as part of the selection process.

Carmichael Lynch has invested heavily in its people, committing to create an environment, culture, office space, benefits and policies that make it stand apart from other companies nationwide. The office design promotes collaboration across departments with open workspaces and shared meeting areas while maintaining environmental practices – the office was designed to LEED standards, is made up primarily of recycled materials and offsets 100% of its energy with wind credits. The space also strives to inspire employees by regularly introducing new artists, cultural acts and even new ways of thinking by way of all-agency meetings on topics of diversity and inclusion or emerging technologies.

The creative agency has proven its commitment to work/life balance and healthy living by offering weekly yoga on the rooftop, free bikes for employee use, regular visits from a local masseuse, and company Subaru vehicles for employees’ weekend adventure. In addition, the agency’s commitment to diversity efforts is unrivaled, spearheaded by the Diversity Inclusion Action League (DIAL Committee), which more than 28% of the employees are actively involved. The DIAL committee has helped found a women’s leadership group, monthly lunch ‘n learn events and even family date nights.

“As always, the competition was tough. Out of the hundreds of companies who applied, we’re calling out more honorees than ever before. Fifty big shops, independents, agencies, ad tech, and media companies earned recognition for being leaders in recruiting, retaining, and cultivating talent,” said Ken Wheaton, editor of Advertising Age. “At the end of the day all these organizations are in the talent business and they’re doing it right. They’re finding interesting, relevant, and often unexpected ways to create cultures and work environments that keep employees engaged.”

Submissions were evaluated by Advertising Age research partner Buck Consultants LLC. With nearly a century of experience in employee and human resource consulting, Buck crafted two surveys to help Advertising Age find the companies with the best benefits and most-engaged employees. The employer survey contained about 100 questions, including questions about pay, promotions, health care and other benefits and hiring practices. The employee survey contained about 50 questions. It measured aspects of the workplace environment that contribute to an engaged staff, including matters such as fairness of pay, vacation time, relationships with management and co-workers, career development and other workplace issues. Any agency, ad tech or media company with more than 40 full-time employees in the U.S. was eligible.

See the list of 2015 winners here