Our agency values create a supportive, collaborative culture where we work hard to achieve the best outcomes for clients.

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A place to grow, professionally and personally

Our company culture evolves as we grow. New employees bring new backgrounds and perspectives — and we listen. But no matter where our evolution takes us, we work hard to make our agency a place where people like coming to work each day.

How? It starts with implementing policies and benefits that prioritize employee well-being, like flexible PTO. But it also means cultivating an environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion. And finally, it means offering opportunities inside and outside of the office for employees to bond and have fun. Together, we make Walker Sands a great place to work.

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We offer great benefits

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Comprehensive health coverage

We provide health, dental and vision insurance, including coverage options for mental health, pet insurance and fertility benefits. We provide an employee assistance program (EAP) with resources on mental and emotional health, nutrition (including access to a registered dietician), lactation specialists, smoking cessation programs, sleep programs and much more!

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Employer-matched 401(k)

We help you save for your future with retirement accounts, including an employer contribution and access to financial planning services so you can better manage your retirement planning and saving strategy.

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Flexible paid time off (PTO)

We support employee well-being with a less rigid approach to PTO that allows you to take time off as you need it for vacations, mental health days, or to simply unplug. We recognize 8 paid holidays, have half days every other Friday in the summer and close for a week between Christmas and New Years.

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Hybrid-first work environment

We offer the ability to mix both in-office and remote time for the ideal flexible work arrangements that allow you to balance work and life. We use a variety of tools, such as Slack, to allow you to stay connected with your teams across geographies and timezones.

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Five-year anniversary sabbatical

Every five years of employment, we reward team members with a two-week sabbatical and a $2,000 cash gift to use on something that brings joy to their life like a once in a lifetime trip, a painting class or to send their dog away to a training bootcamp.

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Family-friendly policies

We support caregivers with generous paid leave policies, available to all employees in the case of a birth or adoption of a child. We have a Family Bereavement Policy that allows time off for pregnancy loss, failed adoption or surrogacy agreements, unsuccessful reproductive procedures and other diagnoses or events negatively impacting pregnancy or fertility.

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Clear career paths and learning opportunities

We provide clear career paths and opportunities to learn from experienced leaders through a formal mentorship program, Lunch and Learns, knowledge sharing, CEO Snacks + Strategies sessions, formal coaching and career development and more! Learn is one of our core values and we take it seriously.

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We offer a clear path toward advancement

Walker Sands hires smart workers who not only know what it takes to get the job done, but figure out the most effective way to do it. We recognize our employees’ hard work by providing tailored opportunities for advancement and prioritize promoting from within the agency. Knowledge sharing and professional development are hard-wired into our corporate culture, with learning opportunities woven into our day-to-day work lives.

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We prioritize employee well-being

We work hard to promote a healthy work-life balance and ensure that we provide flexibility to all employees, including flexible PTO. This isn’t the kind of place where people stay late because they don’t want to be the first one to leave. Our company values having a life outside of work, and we actively encourage our employees to follow their passions.

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We invest in our community

Each year, Walker Sands takes on a variety of pro-bono clients, elevating the amazing local organizations that serve the cities we call home. We also collaborate on a number of charitable activities outside of the office. Whether it’s creating new brand guidelines for a female POC-led nonprofit, distributing food to local shelters in Western Washington or participating in a 5K to fundraise for underserved communities in Chicago, our marketing agency values giving back to local communities.

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We cultivate a sense of belonging

Walker Sands believes that a workforce drawing from a diverse range of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds is the backbone of an innovative and creative agency culture. Our culture empowers individuals to voice their unique perspectives, and we encourage employees to consistently practice mutual respect and inclusion. That’s why we invest in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including our employee resource groups (ERGs) and our DEI Annual Moments program.

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Learn how we build a people-first culture

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