Location: New York, NY
The furniture Cliff Young Ltd. creates “combines modern-day sophistication with the warm, inviting feel of old-world craftsmanship,” says Leslie Zarra. The company works to make sure its culture mirrors its unique mix of products and services. That’s why flexibility is a crucial part of Cliff Young’s culture. With each new employee who joins the team, Cliff Young rethinks its job descriptions and operational flow. This also means that everyone has a say. “The ability of every employee, and even every intern, to contribute to our Signature Collection’s design and development is enviable and super rare in our industry,” says Zarra. What’s more, Cliff Young celebrates every single employee’s birthday as a team, and holds get-togethers that range all the way from afternoon drinks to cruises.
“While adapting job descriptions and procedures to new employees is not a typical corporate practice and normally can be seen as totally counterproductive, it works for Cliff Young because it stimulates and challenges every employee to the best of their skills and abilities, and fosters a creative atmosphere of high strength and rare team spirit.”