Mills James - Jun 27, 2019

Lame Job or Dream Job? What Makes the Difference?

Mills James was designated a Best Workplace in Ohio for the fourth consecutive year by Ohio Business Magazine.

Think back over your career for a moment. Remember the lousiest job you ever had? Maybe it was a place where they treated you like a cog in the machine, or you had a boss that micromanaged every little thing you did. We’ve all been there.

Here at Mills James, that’s what motivated us never to be one of those employers. As an employee-owned company, we’ve made that ethic half of our vision statement: “to become the most desirable place to work for top creative professionals in the region."

We’re proud to learn that Ohio Business Magazine recently included us in their “Best Workplaces in Ohio 2019” feature—for the fourth consecutive year. (Judges rated Ohio businesses of all sizes on employee engagement, work environment, community involvement, career development, and benefits.)


Mills James was honored with Ohio Business Magazine's 'Best Workplace in Ohio' distinction in 2019. A full list of winners can be found at

The link many companies seem to miss: when associates feel valued and respected, they’ll extend those attitudes toward the clients they work with every day. Clients who have told us:

"All of your teams are so fantastic to work with. I love how everyone on the crew takes ownership in delivering a quality product."

"I know this took an extraordinary amount of work, personal sacrifices, talent, and sheer tenacity - and every bit of what you did is sincerely appreciated.”

"You and your team are so great to work with. You make it fun and are amazing at handling stressful moments with great ease and professionalism!”

"You and your guys were – as always – so professional, competent, flexible, and reliable."

Are we perfect? Hardly. But day by day, we’re trying to shape our work environment closer to the “dream job” every creative professional aspires to.

Written by Mills James