Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Number of Employees: 38
Digs: An office in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District, located near biking trails, the new Minnesota Twins baseball park, and running trails along the Mississippi River. The “second office” in summer is an employer-sponsored garden, where employees and their families work the garden (along with some experienced gardeners paid by the company) and the organic produce is shared with the entire staff—green beans, pea pods, watermelon radishes, chives, oregano, tomatoes, chard, and fresh eggs.
Culture: It’s a marketing agency, which means the usual creative buzz—and frenzy trying to meet deadlines. But the company makes sure their employees get a chance to de-stress and hosts what it calls a “wellness inferno” competition, where teams of employees can earn weekly prizes for completing various wellness tasks: hosting a walking meeting on the Mississippi riverfront, having a screen-free lunch, playing a game of Ping Pong. Flexible start and end times ensure that employees can sneak out early to take advantage of the long summer days in Minnesota or attend a family event.
Sweet Perks: A company endorsed “fun committee” to make sure that any stress build-up is vented: lawn bowling at a downtown pub for lunch, pizza parties, impromptu happy hours, and an annual winter retreat (last year it featured boot hockey and couch rides on a frozen lake—it was pulled by a four-wheeler).
Now Hiring: Digital strategist, copywriter, and an account supervisor