Butler/Till has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
Employees at Butler/Till noted in the survey that they appreciate the employee-ownership benefit, flexible work hours, paid time off for community service, vacation buy, pet insurance, and in-house training at Butler/Till University.
Butler/Till thrives on a culture of ownership, collaboration and a family-like atmosphere. And it all begin in 1998 when Sue Butler and Tracy Till founded the company. These two women not only created a media agency, but started to grow their business as a family. As the agency grew, its values stayed intact. Today, Butler/Till is 100% employee-owned, experienced the highest revenue to-date in 2016, and Sue & Tracy sit on the Board of Directors. “While the agency has grown from 2 employees to 120, our collaborative, devoted, and loving work environment remains the same” states President, Kimberly Jones.