Location: New York, NY
David Feldman Worldwide (DFW) believes that when you mix the best people with a carefully thought-out culture, you get the best experience for both the employee and the customer. That’s why the company built its corporate strategy around the idea that employees come first. Instead of creating a corporate culture, Michael Feldman and his team work to create a family culture in which employees bond by caring for each other and having fun together. Feldman reports that a lot of these bonds are built through team challenges, like participating in the Spartan Race, and through fundraising events. DFW also encourages its employees to praise each other’s excellent work through Bonus.ly, an online peer-to-peer recognition program, and has created a three-foot-tall trophy called the DFW Moosebuckaroo, which is awarded to an outstanding employee each month.
“As a company, even though we are operating at a high-volume rate, within a very serious industry, we make our third core value ‘fun.’ We work hard and play hard.”