At Eleven Inc., 86 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 51 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.89. It was published on Jul 18, 2017. 1281 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
People care about each other here.
I can be myself around here.

What They Do

We asked Eleven Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Eleven is a Creative Agency that sits at the intersection of branding, advertising, and design - where innovation and disruption happens. Our approach translates business, brand, and product strategy into design experiences, creative content, and social conversations that connect/surround consumers.      

About this Company

Website: Industry: Advertising & Marketing
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California, 94111 US Sites: 1
Major Locations: San Francisco, California, 94111 US Employees: 62
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1999

Dog friendly

Perks and Programs

We asked Eleven Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee wellness: We're always looking for ways to encourage good wellness habits among employees. Examples include: CPR training, on-site flu shots, a running club, meditation workshops, on-site chiropractic and acupuncture, and ergonomics workshop (by the author of the bestseller, "Deskmount"). In addition to company-subsidized health insurance, we also pay the annual dues for employees to take advantage of the nationwide network of One Medical centers.
  • Pooch policy: Dogs are welcome at Eleven and treated like members of the family. They receive special tags while being introduced to the whole agency and ultimately will appear on our pet photography wall. Our application process ensures that dogs are current on inoculations and have the demeanor to be in a corporate-like setting. And because our dogs are good dogs, we always keep a jar of doggie treats on hand in our communal kitchen.
  • Mobile phone: We subsidize mobile phone costs for every single employee regardless of tenure or level of seniority. We are a text heavy organization so this seems like the right thing to do.
  • Surprise and delight: Eleven has a 'behind the scenes' culture committee that brings creativity and inspiration to our employees. We've arranged for on-site visits/playtime with puppies and kittens from our local shelter, a live farm petting zoo set up in office, guided group meditations, a day with the SF Giants at ATT&T Park, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, executive sponsored golf outings, poetry slams, book signing parties for local authors, cast readings for an upcoming play,  and more. A favorite is on or near November 11th (11/11) each year, when this culture committee works hard to surprise and delight Eleveneers 11 times in one day.
  • Tuition reimbursement: Eleven invests an additional $1,100/year per employee to advance their careers. Given we are in a creative industry we are pretty liberal with our peramaters. Example: we've allowed a designer to take a silk screening class, another to take a pottery course.
  • Employee art exhibit: We showcase different kinds of art that our employees create outside of Eleven, across media. We've displayed employees' photography, stained glass work, textiles and more. It's a great way to inspire and celebrate.
  • Sabbatical: Tenured employees receive up to 6 weeks paid time off to pursue a personal passion: travel, time with family, community service, etc.
  • Employee referral program: We pay employees $1,100 every time they recommend a candidate who gets hired. This perk is unlimited. For connected people there can be quite a reward for being an Eleven ambassador and matchmaker!
  • Employee contests: Mid-year we hold a t-shirt design competition, the winner of which is decided by popular vote. And during the holidays we host an ornament design contest, with fun and silly categories that change each year. (The agency's owners have dressed as elves to present the winners with prizes—dinner for two.)
  • Cross-culture celebrations: Twice a year we host agency wide celebrations in which employees are encouraged to represent an aspect of their heritage through ethnic foods and cultural traditions.


5% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to $265000 of salary75% Company-paid health coverage for employees
50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 75% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
32 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,100 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
CPR training


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 30 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
6 weeks Paid sabbatical after 11 year(s) of employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
20 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (95% use it)
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Healthy food and drink options, monthly happy hours, espresso, communal meals and Monday breakfasts)


120 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
120 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take20 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*20 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit20 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$45,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Director of Operations Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 2 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Petting Zoo


International Food Day

How to Get Hired

We asked Eleven Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We described earlier (7.3) how seriously we take our company’s values and behaviors, and that we’ve incorporated them into our interview process—some through explicit questions, others through observation. Our five company values are originality, curiosity, ambition, passion and ownership. Our five company behaviors are generosity, thoughtfulness, integrity, persuasiveness and respect.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees will get our attention by doing great/smart/clever/interesting work.  Having a robust online presence makes it easy to get on our radar.  As does landing on a ‘best of’ list or participation on a panel.  The easiest way of all though is an introduction or referral made by an employee, client, vendor or friend of the Agency.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are focused on hiring 'T shaped' employees - individuals who have deep knowledge and skills in a particular area of specialization, along with the desire and ability to make connections across disciplines.  Additionally we are focused on hiring people who will help us continue to grow our digital, analytical and experience design practice groups.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Networking is a great way to get started - find a connection and reach out.  Alternatively, people are always welcome to stop by without an appointment.  We’re an approachable bunch and we like showing off our space.  It's likely that more than a handshake will be offered, and a great way to get the feel of the place.

hiring Outlook

20 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 133 Average applicants per opening
1,200 Total job applicants 44% New hires by employee referrals
22% Openings filled by current employees 3 Recent graduates hired
23% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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