Ingram's Magazine in Kansas City recently issued a list of the Best Companies to Work For in the Kansas City area and Amply Media was chosen as the number one small company to work for.
Ingram's divided the Best Companies to Work For into three categories: Large, mid-size and small companies. Coming in at number one in small companies, was Kansas City-based Amply Media, founded in 2016. The company currently has 65 employees and is growing rapidly.
Amply Media is an Internet media and entertainment company that operates around 40 different entertainment websites which pull in over 100 million subscribers. Amply Media earned revenues of $42.5 million last year. This is up from $34.3 million the previous year.
Opportunities to challenge yourself and achieve
The company is strongly focused on working as a team. However, individuals within the team have strong incentive to take on responsibility, submit new ideas, initiatives and concepts. Employees are encouraged to take ownership of the projects they are involved in.
“When any of our employees have an idea they want to try, we make sure they have the resources and tools necessary to create a basic trial-version of their concept and test it accordingly,”
- Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Schaar
What makes Amply Media such a great place to work?
In short, it's the perks.
One of the more attractive perks is one called "unlimited vacation time." It's a benefit that is becoming more popular with many companies large and small. One of the core concepts of unlimited vacation is that it encourages employees to take ownership and responsibility and – in return – reward them for their hard work.
The concept is simple: Get the work done and achieve the objectives, then take the time off that you need.
“We provide unlimited vacation as a way to instill trust and confidence in our employees," CEO Schaar says, "while also providing them with an amazing benefit to thank them for their hard work.”
"This company that works hard as a team also plays hard as a team.
We have frequent, out-of-office events so people can get to know each other on a personal level," Schaar says. "We believe these strong relationships
create a more positive and effective culture for our employees. It’s that sort of culture and camaraderie that we’re very proud of here at Amply.”
Free food, beverages, gym and health plan
The company also provides employees with free catered lunch twice weekly.
In addition, working for the company includes a casual dress code and a competitive health plan, while the Amply Media facility also includes an on-site gym, free vending machines with snacks and beverages (including a fully stocked beer fridge).
Further accolades: A Great Place to Work® certification
Amply Media was also officially certified in 2019 as a Great Place to Work®. This national recognition is only given to a small percentage of companies.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures, with over ten million employees in fifty countries taking the Trust Index© Employee Survey every year. Amply Media earned its 2019 credential based on extensive ratings and feedback provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.