VisionPoint Ranks Among Top 10 Best Employers in NC

Posted: March 8, 2016

Tara Clinton


VisionPoint Marketing has been named one of the 2016 Best Employers in North Carolina! Not only that, but we came in at #9!

That’s a pretty bold statement, so I’m sure you’re wondering what we did to earn this recognition and who made this decision.

In addition to always striving to produce the best results for our clients, we are intentional about shaping an outstanding company culture. You may have heard us talk about our Vision Points. These are the values that we live by every single day. They guide our actions and how we measure our success.

  • Collaborative – No one can whistle a symphony.

  • Thoughtful / Strategic – A reason for every decision.

  • Excellent – Excellence is not an act. It’s a habit.

  • Direct / Straightforward – Do what you say, say what you mean.

  • United – Check your ego at the door; everyone is expected to get their hands dirty.

  • Self-Disciplined – Can do, will do, done.

  • Thirsting for Knowledge – Knowledge is given and received. Do both.

  • Empathetic – Be patient, understanding and inquisitive of others’ situations.

  • Friendly – Smile. Small effort, big difference.

If this sounds like a culture you want to be a part of, take a look at our Careers page and the current open positions. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Drop us a note anyway. We’re interested in finding the best of the best. As our CEO likes to say, if we put the right people on the bus, we’ll find a way to get them in the right seat.

While it’s great to be recognized, I believe that the proof is in the people. Our people are what make VisionPoint a great place to work. Take a look at what a few of our most experienced VisionPointers had to say.

Zachary Henderson – Director of Marketing

“Lots of companies can claim to have collaborative and united cultures. But ours is the only company I’ve ever seen to exhibit so many proof-points that demonstrate that we really do live our values. For example, just the other week, Luis’s car broke down on his way to work and Steph dropped what she was doing to literally rescue him from the side of the beltline.”

Micaiah Norby – Account Manager

“One of the best things about VisionPoint is the opportunity to work with such a wide range of clients and projects. Although we specialize in higher education, each client has unique challenges and differentiators that set them apart. A small, close-knit company, VisionPoint boasts a culture of collaboration and teamwork with a group of talented and driven employees. No day is the same at VisionPoint, and that’s how we all like it!”

Jenny Haines – User Experience Designer

“The professional growth I’ve experienced as a designer at VisionPoint has been tremendous… even in under a year. It’s also very exciting how quickly the team adapts to new tools and better processes. There is a never-ending supply of learning opportunities and chances for growth when working at VisionPoint, between our lunch-and-learns, 3-P Thursdays, and collaborative working style!”

Matt Walters – Director of Account Services

“Beyond the practical benefit of actually helping us improve, our culture of continuous feedback has given me something much more powerful: trust. I trust my boss. I trust my team. I trust that I know exactly where I stand, and that if people notice ways I can improve, they’ll share them.”

Steph Flood – Office Manager

“Changing careers was a hard decision to make, but I’m glad I took the leap.  Working for VisionPoint is such a rewarding experience, and I genuinely enjoy coming to work each day.  I feel valued as an employee and team member.”

Carissa Hoel – Senior Account Manager

“I love working at VisionPoint Marketing because every day offers new challenges and opportunities to grow. I get to work with a smart, talented and driven team that is more like a family than like co-workers. The leadership team is passionate, strong, motivational and has clear goals and a vision for the future. Our projects are exciting, our clients are great and working in the higher ed industry allows us to make a positive impact on the world. ”

Of course, the company wouldn’t be what it is today if not for our fearless leader! We’re lucky to have Diane Kuehn here to push us, encourage us and guide us through the challenges that make us better every single day.

Cheers to you, Diane, for making VisionPoint a great place to work for the last 15 years!

The “Best Employers in NC” program is a statewide initiative that was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group. They’ve got a streamlined process for identifying and evaluating great companies.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Employers in North Carolina. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.