VANCOUVER, B.C. – January 30, 2015
We are excited to announce that 6S Marketing has been recognized as one of British Columbia’s Top Employers for the sixth consecutive year. This honour is a testament to the commitment that the agency’s co-founders Chris Breikss and John Blown extend to their loyal employees. If you ask 6Sers what it means to work here, you’ll hear shoutouts for the exceptional work-life balance, fun company events, and the family-like atmosphere.
What does it mean to work at 6S? Here is what a few members of our team were eager to share.
“It might sound cliché, but we really do have a warm, family-like atmosphere here. When moms are on mat leave, they bring their babies in for much-anticipated visits. We’re welcome to bring our dogs to work, and even they get along! We frequently hang out with each other outside of work, even after spending 40+ hours together in a week.”
“I love our travel subsidy to work in our other offices. I got to go home to Toronto, spend a few extra days with my family over Christmas, and not miss any work time. An added bonus was meeting an East Coast client face-to-face for the first time.”
“Absolute transparency. Regular standup meetings and one-on-one sessions with managers provide numerous opportunities to share personal and work-related good news, what’s big on our to-do list, and any roadblocks we’re currently experiencing. Also, management’s open-door policy makes me feel supported personally and professionally.”
“What I really love is the trust that managers have in us to get work done independently. There are no helicopter managers hovering around.”
“The company culture! There’s always something fun happening, whether it’s a catered company lunch, Friday drinks while playing Cards against Humanity, corporate cooking classes, team runs, yoga classes, volunteering, BBQs and baseball games…”
(If you want to learn more about working at 6S, check out our Careers page)
Of course, the judges of the Top Employers awards were interested in other areas such as significant business developments over the past year; how we engage, train and review our employees; our physical work environment; and benefits programs.
The past year has seen the launch of Sheng Li Digital, a wholly owned subsidiary of 6S Marketing. Headquartered in New York, Sheng Li helps North American brands reach a Chinese audience.
6S offers an enviable 100% tuition subsidy for professional development; attendance at leading industry events such as Google Partner Summits, Dreamforce, and SXSW; spacious, customized ergonomic workstations; encouragement and motivation to volunteer for our favorite causes; and a convenient, highly utilized health plan. In addition, employees enjoy a Health Solutions Plus Account that covers expenses not covered by the group health plan.
Our mission statement and values
6S Marketing exists to help organizations embrace and succeed in the world of digital marketing and technology. We exist to help clients maximize their impact.
- We dig digital. We are passionate about it.
- Grit. We are persistent and learn from challenge.
- We embody a strong work ethic and stubbornness to win or learn, not win or lose.
- In all we do — ethics and integrity are paramount.
- Joie de vivre.
We strongly feel that the BC’s Top Employers Award supports how those values are earnestly put into practice every day.
Our agency’s co-founders say that if there’s one thing that sets 6S apart from our competitors, it’s our people and the level of knowledge, creativity and drive they bring to each campaign. We certainly feel the love here and are proud to be a part of an award-winning team.