10 Reasons I’ve Stayed at Mulberry for 10 Years

Without a doubt, COVID-19 turned the job market upside down. Over the course of 2021, more than 47 million people quit their jobs, representing 23% of the total U.S. workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, it’s important to consider the benefits of staying loyal to your current employer. I’ve been with Mulberry since 2012 and here’s why:

  1. Growth Opportunities: By staying with Mulberry for so many years, I’ve had the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. I started as an account executive in 2012 and am now an account director. Additionally, I’ve had the opportunity to manage staff and take ownership over several projects.
  2. Familiarity and Stability: Over the past 10 years, I’ve become stable and familiar with my work environment. I’m familiar with company policies, procedures and the organizational culture. This familiarity has provided a sense of comfort and job security.
  3. Travel: During my time with Mulberry, I’ve travelled to London, throughout Canada and countless cities in the U.S., including Sanibel, Fla., Los Angeles, New York, Colorado Springs and more.
  4. Flexibility: I started working in our Chicago office in 2012, but when I decided to re-locate to Dallas in 2015, I was able to stay with the company and work remotely. Little did we know then that the entire world would be remote in 2020.
  5. Challenging Projects: Over the past decade, I’ve taken on several new and challenging projects. As a result, I’ve gained valuable experience and expertise specific to this industry. Engaging in diverse projects within the company has helped enhance my skills and made a significant impact on our success.
  6. Work-Life Balance Initiatives: Mulberry recognizes the importance of work-life balance and offers initiatives to support its employees’ well-being. Mulberry offers flexible work arrangements, wellness programs and other initiatives that promote a healthy work-life balance.
  7. Work Relationships: Over time, I’ve developed meaningful relationships with my colleagues and managers. A few of these connections have extended beyond professional interactions and become long-lasting friendships. We do several teambuilding events that have helped our camaraderie and make Mulberry a great place to work.
  8. Job Security: In an ever-changing job market, job security is a significant consideration. I’ve been fortunate to not be faced with the uncertainty associated with job searching and the risk of facing layoffs or downsizing. Job security has provided peace of mind and allows me to focus on my work and professional growth.
  9. Benefits and Perks: Mulberry offers a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, a matching 401K and generous PTO. I also didn’t have to worry about taking time off when some family health issues developed. Mulberry was very supportive and understanding.
  10. Contributing to Long-Term Success: By staying with Mulberry, I’ve had the opportunity to make a lasting impact on our success. As I’ve gained experience and knowledge, I’ve been able to contribute ideas, insights and improvements that have shaped our organization and our clients.

I’ve had countless job offers from other organizations over the years, but none have been enticing enough for me to truly entertain. From growth opportunities and stability to recognition, work-life balance, my time at Mulberry has brought numerous benefits to my personal and professional life. I’m looking forward to the years to come.



Christina Alvarez is an account director, an award-winning full-service B2B communications agency based in Chicago, London and Australia. She is passionate about the art of business communications and enjoys helping her clients increase brand awareness in their unique industries.