OMD, Wavemaker, The Works & VERSA have come out on top as some of the best places to work in Australia, according to The Best Places to Work study.
The Best Places to Work study is one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture. The latest study is the 12th edition of the Best Places to Work benchmarking study in Australia.
The study is broken down into three categories: over 1,000 employees; 100-999 employees and under 100 employees.
Topping the list overall for the second consecutive year was Salesforce.
And, after featuring in the study for the past 11 years, OMD Australia has reached its highest-ever ranking, coming in at number 4 for companies with over 100 employees.
OMD Australia CEO Aimee Buchanan said: “Commercial success and culture are never mutually exclusive. We wouldn’t be as successful as we’ve been without our continued focus on our people and culture.”
Wavemaker Australia cemented its position by retaining its number 18 ranking for companies with more than 100 employees.
Wavemaker ANZ CEO Peter Vogel said: “Future-proofing our agency as we lead the way in this digital, data-driven world is at the heart of our vision.
“We can’t do that without creating an environment where our people feel valued, supported and inspired. But it’s not just about business results.
“As an employer, we are responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of our employees, and so we work hard on the things that count, including providing the right support and recognising and rewarding good work.”
VERSA placed 7th in the under 100 employees category and is the top-ranked agency.
CEO Kath Blackham said: “The VERSA culture is very special, and I think it’s fair to say unrivalled – it’s about passion, innovation and expertise. We strongly believe in valuing and nurturing our talent and recognise that our teamwork hard in very demanding and high-pressure roles.
“The truth is we all need the flexibility to manage our complex lives and commitments. I’m exceptionally proud that VERSA has been recognised among 2019 Best Places to Work Study.”
Meanwhile, The Works has been ranked 17th in the 100 employees or less category.
Kevin Macmillan, co-founder and creative partner at The Works said: “Being recognised for the effective work we produce for clients is always appreciated, but this is the one that means the most to us at The Works.
“As is often said, this industry is built on its people, so to be named as one of the best places to work across all Australian businesses is an accolade I’m super proud of.”