SAUSALITO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When an advertising agency fields 19 participants in the "Escape from Alcatraz" triathlon (and one is the CEO), it's little surprise that being named by Outside Magazine as one of the best places to work is an important accolade. At least it is for Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners (BSSP).
Citing its culture which emphasizes volunteer efforts and giving back to the community, the wealth of athletic and fitness offerings, the dog friendly work environment and generous employee benefit programs, BSSP was named in Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work" list for the third consecutive year.
"Making this list is a huge endorsement of the culture we have worked hard to create, nurture and maintain, where employees come first and we focus on smart solutions for our clients and career development opportunities for our people," said Greg Stern, CEO of BSSP. "We're honored to be recognized again by Outside Magazine, and we are grateful to all of our employees for helping BSSP achieve this honor."
Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work" project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States.
Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.
As one of America's Best Companies to Work For, BSSP was noted for its promotion of outdoor activities like nearby kayaking, cycling, hiking and tennis, as well as staff basketball and soccer games. Its summer concert series, fitness-related benefits, dog-friendly environment, employee recognition programs and green initiatives all made BSSP a notable selection for Outside's sixth annual Best Companies list.
About Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners:
BSSP (www.bssp.com) is a full-service marketing communications agency based in Sausalito, CA, providing services in advertising, online marketing, web development, data analytics, integrated communications planning, brand identity, design and strategic brand consulting. BSSP is one of the largest independent agencies on the West Coast and is known for providing highly creative, fully accountable marketing solutions to a broad array of marketers including Priceline, MINI Cooper, Columbia Sportswear, Sorel, Coca-Cola's ZICO, Isis Mobile Payments, Greyhound, El Pollo Loco, Google, and US Bank. In 2010, Adweek named BSSP "Best Small Agency of the Decade." Outside magazine also named BSSP "One of the Top 50 Places to Work in America" in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2012, Forbes.com named BSSP "One of the Top 10 Agencies in the Country."
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