Ad Age Best Places to Work 2022 shows the score on companies that did a standout job last year as the ad business rebounded, the talent pool tightened and the specter of COVID-19 remained omnipresent.
What separates the best from the rest?
The winning companies outranked other workplaces in factors ranging from compensation and benefits to corporate culture and leadership.
Employees gave the winners significantly higher grades on some key differentiating policies, practices and other factors. In certain areas, the difference turned out to be comparatively small for winners and companies that didn’t make the ranking.
The 50 winners—top companies with more than 200 employees and top companies with 200 or fewer employees—reflect the highest overall scores based on an analysis of questionnaires submitted by employers and survey responses from employees.
Questionnaires submitted by employers reveal important differences between Ad Age Best Places to Work and other companies in factors relating to benefits, recruitment and work/life balance.
The winners include a strong showing of digital agencies, ad tech ventures and health care agencies—thriving disciplines that must compete in a tight labor market to retain and recruit the specialized talent needed to support their growth.
Ad Age partnered on the report with Best Companies Group, a research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work.