Ad Age names Valassis a ‘best place to work’
Friday, March 30, 2012
Network of Executive
Women gold sponsor Valassis has been named one of Advertising Age magazine’s
"Best Places to Work” in marketing and media for the second consecutive year.
Valassis, recognized for its inclusive corporate culture, is 38th on
Advertising Age's list of the top 40 companies.
Valassis was noted for
its emphasis on making its workplace inclusive, team-oriented and celebratory.
The company rewards creativity through a variety of programs, including
associate appreciation days and a Platinum Performer program, in which 50
associates per quarter are recognized and rewarded with extra vacation days and
The company focuses on
effective communication to create a collaborative work environment, with
information shared through daily huddles, CEO town hall meetings, sales road
shows and the Valassis Associate Council, which is dedicated to open
communication and knowledge sharing.The NEW sponsor provides a host of
convenient services, including onsite workout facilities and discounts, health
fairs/flu shots, dry cleaning, postal services and discount tickets.
spirit, energy and innovative thinking of our associates make Valassis a truly
great place to work,” said Suzie Brown, Valassis executive vice president,
sales and marketing. "This award is a testament to all of our dedicated associates
who are the heart and soul of our company. Our team's passion and drive for
excellence shine through to our clients.”
Since its founding in
1970, Valassis has grown to more than 7,000 U.S. employees. The marketing and
media-services firm hosts holiday and other events, from barbecues and ice
cream socials to wine tastings, orchestrated by activities committees. During
the holidays, Valassis brings vendors on-site to make shopping more convenient
Valassis has received
numerous awards recognizing its workplace culture, diversity and innovation.
Earlier this year, Valassis was named a "Top 50 Company for Executive Women” by
the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and one of AZ Magazine’s
"Top 25 Workplace for Women.” In 2011, the company was recognized with 23
regional and national awards from Working Mother, InformationWeek, Diversity
Employers and other magazines and organizations.
The Advertising Age "Best Places to Work” list is determined through the
results of two surveys: an employee survey and one detailing hiring practices,
benefits and pay. The employee survey accounts for 60 percent of the overall
score. The list includes agencies, media owners and marketers with more than 50
full-time employees. Nearly 185 companies applied for inclusion on Advertising
Age's "Best Places” list.