CB&A Recognized on Best of Madison 2019 List
Fifteen years ago, CB&A relocated to Madison, Wisconsin because of its unique atmosphere. Madison offers a small-town feel with big-city opportunities, the perfect combination for a growing agency. Locales such as the Memorial Union Terrace and the Dane County Farmers’ Market make Madison a great city for both work and play. That is why we’re delighted to announce that Madison Magazine has once again recognized CB&A on its Best of Madison 2019 list featuring the top places to work in our city.
Each year, the magazine develops a survey with Quantum Workplace for Madison-based companies. The survey asks employees to share feedback in an anonymous environment, and the results help determine the companies with the best local work culture. Companies are then ranked and finalists are chosen according to their overall engagement score, with winners for varying business categories based on size.
Here are three reasons why CB&A was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019:
Reason One: CB&A is Mission-driven
We are a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise that focuses on education, special needs and workforce development industries. We prioritize work with companies that are making a difference in the lives of students and educators. Because of this shared goal, our efforts have a lasting impact on families and communities across the globe. Our mission-driven strategy and passion for the work we’re doing sets us apart from the crowd.
Every company has something to sell – the challenge is selling that ‘something’ to more people. Since 1991, we’ve successfully grown the market share for our clients time and again. Our team works with a wide range of mission-driven brands to increase visibility, drive leads, engage customers and increase sales through integrated marketing and public relations campaigns.
We work in education because we believe in it. We seek out client partners with a similar passion for their work. They’re not simply doing well for themselves. They’re doing good things for others. We strive to be part of meaningful work that changes lives, and that’s evident across our agency.
Reason Two: Culture shapes our team
Our agency focuses on collaboration and camaraderie. We challenge our team to push innovation to the limit with the support of their peers. Employees feel comfortable being themselves at work and truly enjoy coming into work on a daily basis, (at least most the time). The team has the opportunity to see how their work supports the business as a whole through regular agency discussions. We value teamwork, and we ensure every CB&A employee feels empowered to contribute.
Happy employees generate and sustain happy clients, so CB&A offers a competitive benefits package to employees and their families. This package includes an unlimited PTO policy, summer hours and tuition reimbursement for every team member, provided the grades are good, of course.
We live and breathe the “work hard, play hard” mindset, we don’t just Instagram it. Our team enjoys quarterly team events (say hello to the trolley pub, after-hours bowling and boating on Mendota), and we let the good times roll at our weekly Beer:30 gathering. Check out our IG channel (@CBlohmAssoc) to see what our team has been up to recently! Ultimately, in an agency that values collaboration above all, no two days are alike, and our team appreciates the flexibility and variety.
Reason Three: Professional growth encourages a lasting team
We ensure everyone feels supported in their role through continuous learning. To this end, CB&A provides a professional development budget for each employee to grow their skillset. This allows all team members to pursue opportunities that align with their career paths, including attending conferences, association meetings or classes.
Our team also loves sharing; cross-training and coaching come naturally at CB&A. We believe our employees need to take the time to support each other. We encourage off-site meetings and coffee catch-ups to strengthen our working relationships. And we never miss celebrating a birthday, life event or work-iversary.
Casual check-ins with the leadership team ensure every team member feels supported. Opportunities for career development are always considered as employees grow in their roles, and career paths are tailored to the strengths and interests of each employee, rather than the immediate needs of the company.
CB&A’s team-oriented, passionate and fun atmosphere make us a top place to work in Madison, and the results back that sentiment up. If you’re interested in learning more about #CBAlife, like how we enjoy the holidays, take a look at our current careers page or our portfolio of client wins.
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