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Merritt Group Lands #5 Spot on Best Places to Work List

I love working at Merritt Group. Now I can say, it’s not just me!

Recently, we attended Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work awards event at the Warner Theater where Merritt Group was named the 5th Best Medium-Sized Company to work for in the D.C. metro region! This is amazing news and a true testament to our philosophy that happy and healthy employees are critical to our success. You can read the article about the honor here.

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Earning this recognition was something that involved the endorsement of every employee. From the application process, to taking the survey (with an astounding 95% response rate), to being named a finalist in the top 25 (and with that came videos, interviews, photos, etc.) and finally landing at the number five spot, every single employee played a part in making this top-ranking recognition happen. 

So what exactly makes Merritt Group a great place to work? Let’s face it, “agency life” has a reputation for burning up employees and spitting them out. At Merritt Group, we pride ourselves on being the anti-agency agency. To achieve this, we created the Merritt InBalance program. The program focuses on four main pillars that are necessary to employee success:

  • Physical activity

  • Stress relief

  • Healthy eating

  • Giving back

Each month, we organize an activity (during work hours) that fits into one of these key pillars. Some stand-out activities include kayaking in San Francisco, reading to elementary school children during the holidays, yoga classes and healthy potlucks. We recognize the need for employees to live a balanced life so that they can be energized and enthusiastic when they come to work. We also believe that sacrificing one afternoon of work each month to make this happen is critical to keeping employees engaged and producing the best work for our clients.

You can view our in-house produced video and read the interview with our CEO, Alisa Valudes Whyte here!


Topics: Awards