Public Strategies – an award-winning communications, project management, technology, human services and consulting firm—announced today that they have been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma. This is the 11th year the firm has received the honor.
“The top companies selected have strived to keep a work-life balance with their employees,” said Sarah Barrow of The Journal Record. “Even during the early days of COVID-19, these companies were able to maintain their company culture while working remotely.”
Founded as a woman-owned business in 1990, Public Strategies has grown to 196 employees and maintains a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The organization brings together employees with diverse backgrounds and gifts to drive change and deliver on the firm’s core commitment to “do good well.”
“Public Strategies places a high value on treating everyone who walks through the doors with dignity and respect,” said Sammye Norvell Cravens, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. “That commitment extends to our program participants, employees, clients and partners.”
“Public Strategies is like family,” said Chabria Dorsey-Easter, Senior Manager of Self-Sufficiency Programs, who has been with Public Strategies for 12 years. “We take care of each other and know how important it is that we check on each other in our day-to-day. It truly is an incredible place to learn and grow in your career.”
To care for its employees, the organization accommodates summer hours, pays for wellness initiatives—including gym memberships—and allows for personal use of the company vehicle if needed. The company closes the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day to allow employees additional time with family and friends.
“Public Strategies promotes a family atmosphere and inclusive culture, which has been demonstrated day in and day out during my 14 years here,” said Kiyonte Smith, Senior Accounting Manager.
During the holidays, the executive team celebrates the staff with small gifts, treats and employee outings. The organization shows appreciation other times of the year by hosting food trucks, sharing event tickets and supporting charitable causes of employees. As faithful OKC Thunder fans, company leadership encourages employees to wear their team gear on game days.
“I love Public Strategies because they allow you to stay true to who you are,” said Katherine Cooper, Senior Project Manager. “It is one of the best places I have ever worked.”