UM U.S has been named one of the 40 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media by Advertising Age! One of 40 companies selected, UM was rated on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design.

“With hundreds of companies applying and going through the rigorous employer and employee survey process for the 2014 Ad Age Best Places to Work list, the competition was tough,” said Natalie Zmuda, deputy managing editor at Advertising Age. “The organizations that rose to the top are incredibly deserving.”

Submissions were evaluated by Advertising Age research partner Buck Consultants LLC. With nearly a century of experience in employee and human resource consulting, Buck crafted two surveys to help Advertising Age find the companies with the best benefits and most-engaged employees. The employer survey contained about 100 questions, including questions about pay, promotions, health care and other benefits and hiring practices.

The random employee survey contained about 50 questions. It measured aspects of the workplace environment that contribute to an engaged staff, including matters such as fairness of pay, vacation time, relationships with management and co-workers, career development and other workplace issues. Over 500 UMers across the U.S. were randomly selected to participate in the employee survey, which polled nearly 20,000 across all the competing companies.

Any agency, ad tech or media company with more than 40 full-time employees in the U.S. was eligible.