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Great Places to Work for 2011

#1 - Dixon Schwabl

Industry: Advertising & Marketing
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/gptw/26
Dixon Schwabl
Location: Victor, NY
2010 Revenue: $21,000,000
http://www.dixonschwabl.com

Why It's a Great Employer

Founded by CEO Lauren Dixon, fun is a line-item in the budget at this advertising and PR agency, based in Victor, New York, and funds are dedicated to every employee. Some examples of this fun include scavenger hunts in the office, with clues over the PA leading players to cash prizes, and a company rock band, Job Order, that is named after the internal billing system. To help inspire creativity, the PR team works in a large, newsroom-like space with phrases like "Big Ideas" and "Wild Parties" painted on the walls by a local artist. The spirited culture builds buzz that helps recruiting: 90% of hires are made through employee referrals.

Employee Perks

Free Snacks
Free Beverages
Personal Concierge
Mailing
Dry Cleaning
Travel
Free Lunch
Subsidized Lunch
Free Breakfast

By The Numbers

82
Current Full and Part-Time Employees
73
2009 Full and Part-Time Employees
4%
Full-Time Voluntary Turnover
$0
Highest Referral Bonus
60%
Portion of employee health-care premium paid:
60%
Portion of dependent health-care premium paid: