- 2017 Inc. 5000 Rank:
- # 2838
- Katie Patterson
WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Happy Medium strives to be at the forefront of agency company culture. Two staff members are dedicated to the Culture Team and keeping the company true to its founding principles in all internal decisions. Curiosity, Happiness, Integrity and Teamwork (CHIT) make up those values and can be seen in conversations on a daily occurrence. Employees do not undergo an annual review, but participate in CHIT-Chats, one-on-one conversations with the CEO and Founder about their personal growth and dreams. Each employee is tasked with setting personal goals, and they are placed in a "Power Couple" with a teammate outside of their department where they can touch base and check in regularly. Happy Medium employees are encouraged to keep growing and remain curious through Happy Medium University where employees can volunteer to give a lunch workshop on tips they've learned through their own avenues. Founder Katie Patterson was able to see that when the company operated on a 7:30-5 schedule (with an early out at 2:30 on Fridays), not all employees were at their peak performance. Flex schedules were quickly introduced to allow each employee cater their day to when they felt they were most productive.