Ad Age’s Best Places to Work 2014

Top Companies Craft Culture That Attracts, Fosters, Rewards Best Minds in Our Industry

TALENT. It’s the single most important asset in any company. The ability to recruit, develop and retain talent can be the difference between success and failure, winning business and falling behind the competition. This year we set out to identify the best places to work in advertising, ad tech and media. We searched for companies that do an exemplary job of crafting cultures that attract, foster and reward the best minds in our industry.

We looked at compensation, benefits packages and hiring practices, as well as work-life balance. Special perks, such as subsidized meals, gym access and transportation reimbursement, were also considered. But we wanted to hear directly from employees, so we surveyed more than 20,000 people to find out, in essence, how they feel when they walk through the door and sit down at their desks day after day.

The 40 companies on our list stood out—read on to find out why they’re the best places to work in the industry.

By Ad Age Staff