By Chelsea Irwin
While the Engage PR softball team might be 0 for 175, when it comes to winning awards we’re doing great. Engage PR recently received a “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” award for the fourth time in five years. If you’re wondering what happened that one year we didn’t win, they cancelled lunch time and forced us to wear uniforms. That’s a joke. We actually weren’t eligible one year.
So it’s no surprise that everyone wants to work at Engage PR. I can’t decide if this is the result of the amazing work schedule, the company culture, or just because we have so much fun? I’m leaning towards the work schedule (we get off at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays).
I also keep hearing that Engage PR offers a “something healthy” allowance to each employee. I haven’t actually done anything healthy in about 10 years so I’ll take their word for it. Some of the perks I do capitalize on include the commuter relief stipends, monthly “kudos” awards and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 401k plan and medical, dental, and vision coverage.
The 401k plan is especially important for me because I plan on retiring in the next year, or at least before I hit 30. I’ll let you know how early retirement works out for me. If all else fails, I have a great job to fall back on.