As another successful year comes to a close, I am excited to announce that Walker Sands has been named to the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces list for the second year in a row. This list recognizes companies that foster a positive work environment and sustain a welcoming culture, and it’s an honor to be included among this year’s winners.
Earlier this year, Walker Sands was also named a Built In 2022 Best Place to Work in Chicago and Seattle, and was recognized on the Inc. 5000 for the 10th consecutive year. This continued recognition is a true testament to our people and their commitment to our core values of “Learn, Support, Do.” Even as the agency has grown and experienced significant changes, I have seen our teams extend support to one another day after day.
The past few years presented some unique challenges, and we’ve adapted to support our teams in several ways. This year, we officially introduced a policy that allows our people to choose between being a hybrid or full-time remote employee — allowing them to pick the environment where they do their best work. But whether employees work in the office or at home, events like our annual baseball game outings, Kiddos and Caretakers’ Day, and virtual trivia nights allow us to connect and build community across all our offices.
Employees also support one another through our various employee resource groups, including Walker People of Color, Walker Parents, Walker PRIDE, Walker Women and Walker Disability (mental + physical). In addition to providing ongoing support for our ERGs, we continue to work closely with our DEI consultant to create an environment where people can bring their true, authentic selves to work.
From paid family leave and flexible time off policies to DEI initiatives, Walker Sands is committed to creating an environment that allows our people to thrive both inside and outside the office. Though we work hard to produce top-notch work, we also take time to find the fun with one another and celebrate our wins.
I could not be more proud of our amazing teams for helping build such a rewarding agency culture. This award would not be possible without their hard work that continues to make Walker Sands a top workplace in Chicago.
Interested in joining the Walker Sands team? Check out our open positions and apply here.