Work at VSA

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What We're All About

VSA is made up of thinkers, designers, disruptors and storytellers. But at our core, we are problem-solvers who believe there’s always a better way. Pair your own calling with VSA’s culture, and you’ve got an unbeatable combination, wherever your career may lead.

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Our Beliefs

VSA's purpose is to design for a better human experience. That’s because we were founded on the principle that behind every business problem is a human problem.

And design, with its inherent focus on human needs, is a powerful tool to solve them. At VSA, we bring together the art of design and the science of business strategy to reimagine and elevate each person's experience — in our culture, with our clients, and across the world.

Today, we continue to be motivated by this purpose, guided by our core beliefs:

  • To do our best work, we need to foster an environment where people can bring their whole selves—and be their best selves.
  • There’s always a better, smarter or more creative way. And by leaning into—and learning from—our differences, we can find it.
  • We’re in this together. True partnership, with our clients and each other, is essential to our success.
  • You often need to go deep—below the surface and beyond the brief—to find and solve the real problem at hand.
  • Work should be both personally and professionally rewarding, with great people, interesting, meaningful projects, and room to grow.
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What We Offer

Providing for health, well-being and balance

We care about each other, and support people in work and in life, offering:

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits: medical, dental, vision
  • 401(k) match
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Reasonable working hours
  • Generous PTO
  • Evolving happiness and health policies, including screen-free Fridays, quarterly “Me Days” and other responsive practices
  • “Purpose day” that allows employees to engage in causes that are important to them and give back to their communities
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Prioritizing Diversity and Equity

VSA is committed to creating and fostering a workforce diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, religion and age, but also in thought process, backgrounds and life experiences. That commitment is driven by both our values system and our business goals. Our client base is diverse, as are their employees, customers and shareholders. Only a diverse VSA workforce can effectively empathize with and serve their needs.

VSA commits to these actions in our pursuit of a more diverse and equitable workforce:

  • Fostering an environment in which employees feel comfortable having complex and perhaps uncomfortable conversations about diversity and inclusion.
  • Casting a wider net in selection and promotion decisions for every open role and requiring a diverse selection committee.
  • Committing both time and resources that help our employees understand and overcome their unconscious biases.
  • Providing access to and opportunities for participating in programs that can broaden our appreciation of one another’s backgrounds, world views and strength.

At VSA, we understand that we are accountable to one another for creating an environment in which all individuals can achieve their highest and best purpose.

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A Better Way to Work

VSA Partners’ hybrid model balances collaboration alongside flexibility.

We see our offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco as a flexible, accessible network of hubs for employees to use for work, collaboration and meaningful interaction with colleagues. Implementing in-office and remote workdays enables us to foster work-life balance, as well as the innovation, creative collaboration and camaraderie that come with in-person connection.

To support our culture and grow our business, we prioritize candidates located within 25 miles of our hubs: Chicago, San Francisco and New York. However, we encourage you to apply to any of our roles, regardless of your location, as talent will continue to drive our hiring decisions.