Awards + Press

Walker Sands Named a 2021 Best Place to Work by the Chicago Tribune

As we near the end of another great year for Walker Sands, I am excited to announce our latest milestone award for the agency: Walker Sands has been named one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces for 2021.

This list recognizes companies across all industries that not only create, but sustain a positive and productive work culture for their employees. In developing its list, the Chicago Tribune assesses everything from work-life balance to confidence in company leadership, and it’s an honor for Walker Sands to receive this recognition alongside some of Chicago’s best companies.

Social graphic announcing that Walker Sands was named a 2021 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace

Walker Sands’ recognition as a Chicago Tribune 2021 Top Workplace is the result of our efforts to create an inclusive environment where our people feel like valued teammates, even as we experience rapid growth. This year, our agency made the Inc. 5000 list for the ninth consecutive time, and we were recently named to Ad Week’s Fastest Growing Agencies list for the first time.

With our reach now spanning coast to coast following our acquisition of integrated tech PR firm March Communications, we’re continuing to build an agency culture that allows our employees to thrive and do the best work of their careers while living their best lives.

Our company values of  “Learn, Support, Do” sit at the core of our people-first culture, and those values are a big part of the reason why our teams continue to produce award-winning work for our clients. At Walker Sands, we are constant learners looking for ways to improve our skill set while also supporting one another — and that fuels our drive and passion to do great work.

Ultimately, Walker Sands is a place where our people can do great work and have fun doing it. Although our workplace is still largely virtual, we’re constantly finding new ways to stay connected. From our annual Cubs game outing to events like virtual trivia, fitness challenges and book clubs, “finding the fun” is part of our agency DNA — it’s just one more way we nurture connections with the people on our teams and across the agency.

When you work at a fast-paced agency like Walker Sands, it’s easy to take your workplace for granted. But this award is a reminder of the incredibly talented employees who continue to make Walker Sands one of the best places to work in Chicago — or anywhere else.

Interested in joining the Walker Sands team? Learn more about our open positions and apply here.

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