Starcom MediaVest Group is a fun, casual and hardworking place for Generation Y professionals to work. Its relaxed office environment provides young employees with a welcoming and inclusive culture. Gen Y workers can decorate their office areas and listen to music as they please. There is an entertainment room in the office to further support having fun while getting work done. With over 30% of Starcom’s office being composed of Generation Y employees, it is no surprise that it ranks high on Brill Street + Company’s “2011 Top 50 Chicago Generation Y Employers.”
The media company has a formal training and development program in place to ensure that its newest employees have a firm understanding of how to tackle their day-to-day responsibilities. New hires have the full support of their co-workers and superiors during their training. Starcom provides a collaborative environment where the idea of team is encouraged. Young professionals can feel free to share opinion and express individuality as the company values both.
Starcom encourages its employees to engage in continuing education so that they are constantly growing and developing as professionals. The media company offers a subsidy on professional certificates and tuition reimbursement to help employees accomplish their goals.
Upper level management at Starcom understands the importance of work life balance and demonstrates this understanding through their generous work policies. Employees at Starcom can enjoy reduced summer hours, a paid vacation day on their birthday and nine flex days each year in addition to their two week paid vacation. Employees of Starcom can also enjoy its corporate discount program in place.
The work completed at Starcom lends itself to an area of interest with Gen Y talent. Starcom goes the extra mile to ensure that its young professionals are working in a comfortable flexible environment and are acclimated with their fellow staff members. Friendships are promoted through company-sponsored events and in-office perks. Add a competitive benefits package to that mix and you have a winning combination for a Gen Y-friendly company.