BOSTON, MA (August 20, 2008) — For the second year in a row, Aquent’s Los Angeles office was ranked number one in the “Small Companies Category” of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles.”
“We work very hard here but we have a lot of fun while we’re doing it!" said Susie Hall, Aquent’s local Area Manager. "We’re constantly looking for creative ways to keep people engaged and give them an outlet for their great ideas. Sometimes that means making sure you have great benefits and a flexible vacation policy, which we have. Sometimes that means doing wacky things like throwing a ‘prom’ for talent, which we did just last month.”
“If you put in the effort,” she continues, “people will truly enjoy coming to work."
"The fact that nine of us have been here for nine years or more, and that we’ve steadily grown over that time, shows that Aquent is a special place," adds Sharon Strauss, Market Sales Director for Los Angeles and a nine-year Aquent veteran. "We always say, ‘People make the difference,’ but you’ve got to be different as a company if you want to attract and keep great people."
The "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles" program placed Aquent in the “small-sized company” category based on the number of employees who work in the Los Angeles office. In addition, the ranking was based primarily (75%) on feedback provided by employees, at least 80% of whom must respond to a survey on the organization’s work culture. Aquent Los Angeles had 100% employee participation in the survey.
For more information about Aquent, please contact Susie Hall, Los Angeles Area Manager, at (323) 634-7000, or Matthew Grant, Director of Corporate Communications, at (617) 535-5000. For more information about the Best Places to Work awards, please visit http://bestcompaniesgroup.com/.
For over twenty years Aquent has led the way in transforming how companies find and utilize marketing and creative talent to execute their brand strategies. Aquent’s pioneering approach to staffing and services has helped thousands of companies - including two-thirds of the Fortune 500 and 90 of the Fortune 100 - build their internal marketing and communications capabilities. Last year we placed over 11,000 Aquent talent at more 3,000 companies. Aquent is headquartered in Boston, MA.