Today, The Ramey Agency was named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media by Advertising Age. Companies were selected based on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design.
Currently, there are around 13,000 agencies in the United States. Ad Age received hundreds of submissions and nearly 20,000 people were surveyed as part of the selection process. Ramey is ranked third on a list of 50 winners nationwide.
This recognition from Ad Age highlights Ramey’s focus on establishing a culture that enables collaboration, giving back to the community and creativity. Employee benefits include 40 community service hours a year, staff massage therapist, monthly enrichment events (including wine tasting with sommelier, desk yoga, still life drawing), along with multiple indoor and outdoor creative spaces.
“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.”
“We’ve always tried to create a special culture at Ramey that is inspiring to both our team and our clients,” said Chris Ray, Ramey CEO. “It’s so gratifying to be recognized as one of Advertising Age‘s Best Places to Work.”
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.