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At Peppercomm, 99 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 67 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.20. It was published on Jun 15, 2016. 11854 Visitors

What Employees Say

People care about each other here.
100%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
100%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
100%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
99%
 
There is a "family" or "team" feeling here.
98%
 

What They Do

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

Peppercomm is a strategic marketing and communications firm that combines the insight of established experts with the entrepreneurial spirit of an up-and-comer. While very serious about the work we do, we do not take ourselves too seriously.

About this Company

Website: www.peppercomm.com Industry: Advertising & Marketing
US Headquarters: New York, New York US Sites: 2
Major Locations: New York, New York; San Francisco, California US Employees: 85
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1995

Peppercomm NY takes a 4-mile run along the East river

Perks and Programs

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

  • Birthday Day: All employees are given an extra day off in the month of your birthday for your personal celebration.
  • Work From Anywhere Days: Specified days each month when employees can work from home or from another location to allow for flexibility and variety in work locations.
  • Office Travel Program: Periodic employee trips to work from other offices to experience the different cities and build stronger connections with remote co-workers.
  • Stand-up Comedy Training: Training on stand-up comedy skills set in a New York City comedy club and intended to promote team work, better story telling, relationship building, listening skills and more.
  • Dream Day: An annual employee offsite to dream up ideas for the company's future and for the industry as a whole. This is part of the company's culture of soliciting ideas from every facet of the organization and to encourage employees to always ask, "What's new?" and "What's next?"
  • Volunteer Day: A paid day off to use at your convenience. It is used to give back to a cause close to your heart in the communities where you live and work.
  • Free Food and Snacks: In every location, snacks, food and beverages are available to help employees power through the day. Seltzer is a big winner, as is the candy bowl (heavy on the dark chocolate)!
  • Monthly Employee Events: From happy hours and Broadway show outings to group sporting events like kickball, softball or field day Peppercomm provides a variety of employee outings to help employees bond, relax and explore their communities.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: We provide custom and flexible work arrangements for parents (even pet parents), employees who need to provide parent care, and many other situations that require temporary flexibility in work schedules or arrangements.
  • Meditation and Movement: Semi-monthly meditation and movement sessions are offered in 20-minute intervals (three intervals per session). These sessions provide a break to practice meditation and to learn standing/sitting stretches that can be applied throughout the day to refresh and recharge.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

25% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary60% Company-paid health coverage for employees
60% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 60% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
25 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) plan
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
Peppercomm San Fran enjoys an in-office yoga challenge

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

24 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 6 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option (98% use it)

    FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

    60 days Job-protected maternity leave20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
    5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
    60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents10 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.

    FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

    • Lactation room(s)
    • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
    • Elder care resources

    HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

    ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

    • Flu shots

      Community Involvement & Philanthropy

      8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $1,300 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

      Diversity

      • Formal programs support professional development for: Women
      • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
      • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

      Executive Diversity

       
      It's Red Nose Day!

      Demographics

       
      Peppercomm book club

      How to Get Hired

      We asked Peppercomm 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 seek entrepreneurially-minded individuals - life-long learners who are intellectually curious, willing to laugh at him or herself, and who always ask "what if?" or "what's next?" We want candidates who will be employees that push the boundaries, yet mitigate risks, for both our clients and the firm. We need problem solvers around challenges with a never-give-up attitude.

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      Do something different. Use your application as a demonstration of your work - submit a video, a resume that mirrors a BuzzFeed article, design a website showing us how your talents apply to our challenges. Help us visualize you here as an employee. Going the extra mile, knowing who we are, what we are trying to do as an organization and showing how you fit into the mix is an undeniable way to go.

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

      We are building out our creative services and digital staff with positions that include developers, search specialists and marketing experts. Additionally, we are adding research analysts to our research & analytics group. In public relations, we continue to see a need for professionals focused on communications for financial services organizations and consumer brands.

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

      Visit www.peppercomm.com and email jobs@peppercomm.com with a "resume" and supporting work examples. But do your homework first! 

      hiring Outlook

      10 Job openings forecast for coming year -1% Job Growth
      144 Average applicants per opening 3,175 Applications received
      22 Positions filled in past year 20% New hires by employee referrals
      8 New positions created 7 Jobs filled by current employees
      Yes Recruits on college campuses 10 New graduates hired
      11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
      * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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