ICON is one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Connecticut

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STAMFORD, Conn., April 13, 2015 – ICON International, Inc., a specialty finance company engaged in corporate barter, was selected as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Connecticut in the large company category.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify and recognize the best employers in Connecticut, benefitting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. This is a statewide project managed by Best Companies Group and sponsored by the Hartford Business Journal and Hooker & Holcombe Companies.

“We are honored to have made this list for the eighth consecutive year,” says Richard Upton, executive vice president of operations at ICON International.  “The talented individuals that work at ICON are the driving force to our success.  Each year we continue to promote from within and hire additional individuals that make ICON the stable company we are today.”

ICON competed against many other companies statewide for the position. The Best Companies to Work for in CT are selected based on a stringent two-part employee survey process conducted by a third party. The first part of the survey consisted of an evaluation of each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics. The second part was designed to measure employee engagement and satisfaction experience based on a five point agreement scale and includes a few demographic questions. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

ICON scored high marks in the following categories: (1) organization philosophy (2) individual employee opinion and (3) team infrastructure.  Employees also expressed gratification with the company’s strong leadership, compensation and benefits, support for work-life balance, communication practices and corporate citizenship.

“ICON’s positive culture is derived from the incredibly talented individuals we have working at ICON,” says Dawn Montelione, vice president of human resources at ICON International. “We continually search for outstanding sales and media talent to add to our growing team.” If you are interested in working at ICON please email your resume to jobs@iconinternational.com.

According to the employees, ICON is one of the Best Places to work in Connecticut!

About ICON International

ICON International is a specialized finance company engaged in corporate barter to help companies restore value to underperforming assets and fund corporate expenses. ICON International, Inc. is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.