Culture of the U.S. Chamber
Fast paced. Challenging. Dynamic. Sounds like a great place to work. It is. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's high-achieving staff is dedicated to a variety of pro-business causes, and everyone is committed to excellence. At the Chamber, we recognize that our most valuable asset is our employees. It's our team who makes the Chamber the most effective business advocacy organization in the world.
We strive to advance human progress through an economic, political, and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity, and responsibility. It takes a committed workforce with diverse backgrounds and abilities to carry that off.
Located across from The White House, the U.S. Chamber creates an exciting and influential culture. Our work day can include a visit from the President, Vice President, members of congress, or any number of foreign officials. This culture encourages personal and professional growth and development. We support our culture and the efforts of our employees with an extensive benefits plan, which includes:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Health care flexible spending account
- Dependent care spending account
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
- Life insurance
- Long–term care insurance
- Retirement income plan
- Up to 5 weeks of paid time off
- Eleven paid holidays
- Employee assistance program
- Transportation spending account (headquarters only)
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Tuition reimbursement
- Paid volunteer program
- Group retreats with classes, workshops, and CEO speakers
- Media, public speaking, and computer training
- In-house physician
- Healthy lifestyle seminars
- Fitness center, personal health assessment, and an on-site personal trainer
- Softball team, running club, and book club
- Backup child care services
- Employee contests, raffles, and awards
- Holiday parties with professional photography services
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.
Whether you own a business, represent one, lead a corporate office, manage a local chamber or trade association, the U.S. Chamber is a voice of experience and influence in Washington, DC, and around the globe. Our core mission is to fight for business and free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.
Our members include businesses of all sizes and sectors—from large Fortune 500 companies to home-based, one-person operations. In fact, 96% of our membership encompasses businesses with fewer than 100 employees.
The idea of a national institution to represent the unified interests of U.S. business first took shape when President William Howard Taft, in a message to Congress on December 7, 1911, addressed the need for a "central organization in touch with associations and chambers of commerce throughout the country and able to keep purely American interests in a closer touch with different phases of commercial affairs."
Four months later, on April 12, 1912, President Taft's vision became a reality when a group of 700 delegates from various commercial and trade organizations came together to create a unified body of business interest that today is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
More than 90 years later, the Chamber has grown to represent more than 3 million businesses, nearly 3,000 state and local chambers, 830 associations, and over 90 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.
Through the Chamber's dedicated team, the spirit of free enterprise and our mission to fight for business is stronger than ever. Our culture breeds passion and high morale in an intellectually stimulating environment.