18 Reasons Why TJA is the Best Place to Work

18 Reasons Why TJA is the Best Place to Work

June 29th, 2015 Posted by TJA Culture

We may be a little biased…but what can we say, we LOVE working at TJA.

1. The Camaraderie


2. The Culture

0e4ae3c817527963fc8c8926d011b3e7 2Our people are what make our culture. Our culture is what makes us different. We play off of each other’s creative talents and incorrect quote usage. We’re here because we love what we do, we enjoy and appreciate our clients, and yeah, we really do like each other (you work here, you get a nickname – end of story).

3. Boss Lady

10942603_10203642712210330_9201101861382924908_nVeronique James aka V aka Boss Lady, kickstarted The James Agency, back in 2005, as a one-woman show out of her living room. Needless to say…TJA has come quite a ways over the past 10 years. 

4. The People

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 2.33.46 PMWe’re more than just a bunch of people who have to share an office…we’re a family. There is no job too big or too small that any of us wouldn’t do. We’re there for each other through the good, the bad and the bizarre.

5. Team Builds

Our team is our foundation, and in order to strengthen that foundation we need to let loose every once in a while. Our team building events give us the opportunity to bond in a way that being stuck in an office all day can’t.

6. No Micromanaging

b9f86a1c86f5c3dd90ce54146aecef21 2Tina Fey said, “In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.” This is definitely true of TJA. You won’t find a speck of micromanaging happening here, but Boss Lady’s door is always open for guidance and insight.

7. Massage Day

10926428_786337991413309_2220384964841502376_n 2Wellness Wednesdays are definitely an office favorite. A good rub down by Nancy makes us TJAers feel like brand new people…with better posture.

8. The Talent


Not to brag or anything…but how great is our award wall? We’re pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished so far this year…two ADDYs, six Spectrum Awards, a Silver and Bronze Stevie Award, and Boss Lady was named as one of the most influential women in Arizona Business.

9. The Flexibility

3876f393faad93c5f4e2dac233d8769f 2There is absolutely nothing better than having a boss that is completely understanding of the fact that sometimes stuff just happens. Your nanny calls you last minute to let you know that she’s sick? You get a flat tire on your way to the office? You have to take your dog in for an emergency vet visit? No problem man. Just let Boss Lady know what’s up and be sure to get done what you need to when you can.

10. The Support

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWork related or not, TJAers support each other through everything.

11. The Lack of Egos

IMG_0359House Rule #7. This one is easier said than done for a lot of people. But we TJAers are pretty darn good at sticking to it.

12. The Clients

clientsOur clients are just as much a part of the TJA family as our team members. We wouldn’t be where we are without them. (Click here to see a complete list of our past & present clients: http://www.thejamesagency.com/#all)

13. The Fun 

 IMG_7383What’s work without a little friendly competition amongst friends? At TJA we love what we do, but sometimes we need to step away from our computers and toss some bags around.

14. Jillian’s Sneeze Attacks

0bd05c48794e452cec15f3ba6daa3494 2But really…they’re adorable.

15. Jib Jabs

Jib Jabs (1)Jibberish: The native language of our beloved senior project manager, Julie aka Jibs. Jibberish is the adaptation of classic American sayings (e.g. “I’ll believe that when turtles fly” translates to “I’ll believe that when pigs fly”).

16. Fully stocked snack corner…especially the tequila. 

IMG_0358Designing logos, crafting the perfect copy for a new website, scheduling TV segments…it all can be very exhausting. Which is why Boss Lady keeps the TJA kitchen stocked with delicious brain food…and tequila for those days that are especially rough.

17. Jayne the Booze Fairy

11038076_849049605142147_5272156556880293308_n 2Nothing says Friday afternoon at TJA like Jayne coming around with everything you need to make the perfect margarita.

18. Everyone’s Opinion Matters

IMG_0360Every person who sets foot into TJA has an opinion. And guess what…every single one of those opinions is heard and respected by everyone at the agency.

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1 comment on “18 Reasons Why TJA is the Best Place to Work”

Mark Redlinski says:

Our daughter Jessica is thrilled to be the newest team member. It’s great to see one of your kids love their job. Nice to see that Penn State 4.0 avg. paying off too. Best of luck!

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