Each of the 30 places listed is accompanied with a brief description of why they made the cut as well as general information on the company as a whole. Outside award the companies points for not only being good, responsible businesses, but also realizing that their employees well being is as important as the bottom line. The companies are lauded for encouraging their staff to live interesting, bold, and adventurous lives, both in the office and out.
Some of the companies that make the list include Patagonia, which comes in at number 24, and is lauded for offering flexible hours, fitness benefits, and cultivating a team orienting work environment. Gear manufacturer Mountain Hardwear slides in at the number 19 spot, with Outside noting that the company’s HQ is completely solar powered and has an onsite gym, including a climbing wall. The company also organizes plenty of company activities and gives out some great gear for the employees to test.
Every other work place is equally as impressive, and not all of them are in the outdoor industry. There are non-profit organizations, technology companies, travel firms, and more. It’s actually a pretty well rounded list, and it arrives just in time to make us all jealous. At least they didn’t post it on a Monday, when I’d have really felt bad. Maybe I should send each of these places a resume asking if they need a blogger. 😉
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