More Best Places to Work: MiresBall

Advertising and public-relations firm

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Location: San Diego, California
Number of Employees: 33
Digs: A two-story, 9,000-square-foot converted warehouse, decorated with floor-to-ceiling, gallery-quality art; display walls featuring rolled steel; and custom-built tables and desks.
Culture: If the surf is good, it’s not uncommon for employees to show up a little late. But when it comes to the job, everyone works hard to do great work, and the company recognizes that great ideas often come from collaboration, which is why there are plenty of common areas for brainstorming (or chatting about the morning’s surf session). It’s a small office, so colleagues often seem like family. Of course, with the flex time, there is still plenty of daytime to spend with the real fam.
Sweet Perks: Every employee receives floating holidays over Christmas and New Year’s, so you don’t have to save up vacation time to use then. Plus, the company hosts events like a summer party, a weekend camping trip, Thanksgiving potluck, and an end-of-year holiday party.
Now Hiring: Senior designer and copywriter, among other positions

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