Top 5 Best Places to Work: Saatchi & Saatchi X


Top 5 Best Places to Work: Saatchi & Saatchi X

This shopper marketing agency might be a member of the world’s third-largest communications company (Publcis Group), but it still offers a flexible environment and personal experience for employees.

Pets are always welcome at Saatchi & Saatchi X. New parents are offered four weeks of paid leave. The average employee is allowed 37.5 paid days off, including a six-day holiday break from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.

Saatchi & Saatchi X
Home: Springdale
Employees: 140
Industry Type: Advertising/Public Relations

Schedules can be tweaked to accommodate for sickness, child care and other events when life happens.

Fitness is encouraged through a number of initiatives, including a 60-minute, on-site yoga session Mondays and Wednesdays, plus a Mindfulness meditation class twice a month and discounted gym memberships.

A monthly documentary film during the lunch hour — “lunchmentaries’ — fosters togetherness and conversation in the office. Topics are selected to inspire creativity and based on their relevance to the advertising industry.

“Random Acts of Joy” encourage a fun work environment and employee interaction including an ice cream truck, crawfish boil and a screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on May 4.

Amidst the fun, employees have plentiful career-development options. An online platform encourages goal-setting and mentoring, cross-training and job shadowing are tools used to help grow future leaders.

Saatchi & Saatchi X employees have their own charitable organization, CARE, to raise money for children’s safety and advocacy. So far the 501c3 has generated more than 2,400 volunteer hours and raised more than $850,000.