Step inside the GA Communication Group offices, and the air is charged with energy and enthusiasm. The company creates branding and marketing campaigns for healthcare services—and uses lots of imagination to make those campaigns successful.
“Medical advertising has a very specific focus and bent, and that means we get to do a lot of creative things,” says Patrick Tucker, senior creative director of copy.
Ben Currie, the VP of digital solutions, agrees. “You have to be really dedicated and really creative, which makes it a great place for smart people to be,” he says.
Those smart people come from a variety of backgrounds. While some employees have PhDs, others are fresh out of undergraduate programs. The company prides itself on nurturing its talent: According to employees, they feel supported because they’re able to grow inherent skills and entry-level jobs into senior-level positions.
One of the many ways GA Communication invests in its employees is by hosting Tech Talk Tuesdays. Every week, the whole company is invited to a discussion of different topics in the tech and digital space, to be digested with a complimentary lunch. Past presentations have focused on user experience and usability research, creating effective email communications, and using grids in design. “GA Communication is the type of place where you learn something new every day,” Tucker says.
It’s also the type of place where you have fun. The team is super close—an inevitable consequence of bringing a bunch of smart, driven people together—and they love to have a good time. Take, for instance, the company’s annual St. Patty’s Day celebration. GA Communication rents out a bar downtown to play fun limerick competitions, drink Irish-influenced beverages, and join in on one of Chicago’s greatest traditions.
If this sounds like the dream company for you, take a peek at GA Communication’s office below, then find your next job there today.