Last night, Periscopix attended the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2014 event. We had already been notified that we had received the highest accolade – a three star rating – however we were eager to find out where we ranked on the list.
We are delighted to announce that we were ranked tenth overall! Considering 897 companies entered the competition, we are thrilled with this result.
Our profile as listed on the Best Companies App:
“THIS DIGITAL MARKETING agency keeps in touch with its workforce by having a weekly, anonymous one-question survey, and asking for honest responses. This “tiny pulse” must be getting useful answers, because 61 of its employees have voted the business a new top-10 Best Company!
The London-based firm was founded in 2004, and revenues and profits have risen steadily in the past three years. It manages pay-per-click online advertising campaigns, improves websites and helps increase the value of expenditure of online marketing for clients such as Toys R Us, The Wall Street Journal and Coast, by – its website says – “hiring clever people and developing powerful software”.
Periscopix gets its best scores for staffer’s sense of Wellbeing (an 83% positive factor, ranked third for small companies). There’s a policy to discourage work outside of the core hours of 9 am to 5:30 pm, and most employees feel they are not spending too much time at work (78%) and believe their jobs don’t interfere with responsibilities at home (86%) – both top-two scores.
“We understand how tough it is to have a career and raise a family”, Marketing Manager Ashley Burgess says, so the company offers nursery vouchers, and children are invited to regular lunches and the annual away-weekend. They are also welcome in the office: “we all love a good coo”, she says. People have a good balance between work and home (86%).
The agency lays on free fruit, Pilates classes and physiotherapy session, and smokers have unlimited support to quit, including a copy of John Diamond’s book C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too. Staff enjoy team-building events such as treasure hunts, table tennis and dodge ball tournaments, and don’t end most days feeling exhausted (68%).
Profit doesn’t feel like the only driving force here (91%), nor do people feel the firm takes advantage of them (87%). James Ullman, Senior Business Development Manager, says “I haven’t had Sunday blues for two and a half years and am genuinely happy and motivated to be in the office.”
It’s a place where the biggest gripes are only “first-world problems”, as Mike Rowe Senior Search Account Manager complains “I’m struggling for desk space because I have too many game consoles!””
To view the Best Companies website, please click here