November 19, 2015

Outside Magazine Reveals The Best Places To Work 2015

Every year we wait patiently for Outside Magazine to reveal their annual list of the 100 Best Places To Work. The list is different every year and it’s an excellent reminder that where you work is as important as what you do.

Man Works On Computer While Sitting On Cliff Picture When you’re searching for a job, it’s absolutely mandatory that you research your potential employer. Your employer directly impacts your life in more ways that you can imagine – pay, office life, co-workers, perks, benefits, culture. That’s why Outside Magazine’s list is so important – it highlights the best employers and tells you what makes them so awesome.

The 100 Best Places To Work was published on November 16, 2015. It features employers that are committed to the outdoor lifestyle. They have calculated a perfect combination of work, play, and fun loving culture. These businesses include breweries, advertising agencies, solar installers, tech startups, therapeutic wilderness programs, apparel companies, construction companies, and other niches.

These companies provide their happy employees with perks and benefits that will make anyone smile, including: table tennis tournaments, ski Fridays, brewery tours, flexible hours, slacklines in the office, 30 days of vacation, team rock climbing trips, weekly dinners, employee referral bonuses, deals on gear, midday whitewater paddles, solid health insurance plans, stellar views, dog friendly offices, remote work opportunities, 401k’s, extra cash for NOT driving to work, backpacking trips, book clubs, annual cruises, airfare allowances, volunteer opportunities, fresh produce deliveries, and the list goes on and on.

We know you’re itching to find out what companies made the list. Here are the top 50 of the 100 Best Places To Work In 2015:

  1. GroundFloor Media – Denver, Colorado
  2. Drake Cooper – Boise, Idaho
  3. Ergodyne – Saint Paul, Minnesota
  4. Spawn Ideas – Anchorage, Alaska
  5. CauseLabs – Denver, Colorado
  6. Young & Laramore – Indianapolis, Indiana
  7. Nemo Design – Portland, Oregon
  8. Stance – San Clemente, California
  9. The Trade Desk – Ventura, California
  10. TDA_Boulder – Boulder, Colorado
  11. Pellucid Analytics – Boulder, Colorado
  12. BrainStrom – Orem, Utah
  13. Cloud Elements – Denver, Colorado
  14. Realeflow – Parma Heights, Ohio
  15. Zen Planner – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  16. TeamSnap – Boulder, Colorado
  17. Zozi – San Francisco, California
  18. AmeriCan Adventures – Santa Rosa, California
  19. Ecology Project International – Missoula, Montana
  20. Cloud 9 Living – Boulder, Colorado
  21. FullContact – Denver, Colorado
  22. The Honest Kitchen – San Diego, California
  23. Bluetent – Aspen, Colorado
  24. Peaksware – Boulder, Colorado
  25. VictorOps – Boulder, Colorado
  26. GeoEx – San Francisco, California
  27. Foothold Technology – New York, New York
  28. Southwest Michigan First – Kalamazoo, Michigan
  29. Sterling-Rice Group – Boulder, Colorado
  30. Carmichael Lynch – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  31. Slice of Lime – Boulder, Colorado
  32. ReWork – New York, New York
  33. MERCURYcsc – Bozeman, Montana
  34. Namaste Solar – Boulder, Colorado
  35. New Belgium Brewing – Fort Collins, Colorado
  36. Tendril – Boulder, Colorado
  37. Adaptive Sports Center – Crested Butte, Colorado
  38. Organic Valley – LaFarge, Wisconsin
  39. Geocaching – Seattle, Washington
  40. SolidFire – Boulder, Colorado
  41. Montana Wilderness Association – Helena, Montana
  42. ReadyTalk – Denver, Colorado
  43. Cornerstone OnDemand – Santa Monica, California
  44. The Frontier Project – Richmond, Virginia
  45. Ontraport – Santa Barbara, California
  46. Evoke at Entrata – Santa Clara, California
  47. CCY Architects – Basalt, Colorado
  48. Hawaii Forest & Trail – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  49. G Adventures – Toronto, Canada
  50. Colle + McVoy – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Other companies that made the list include Aspen Skiing Company, SmartWool, Backroads, Superfeet Worldwide, The Mountaineers, IDX Broker, Deschutes Brewery, North Carolina Outward Bound School, Skullcandy, and many more. You can read a brief description about every single company on the list on Outside Online.

Outside worked with the Best Companies Group to create this list. The rankings are based on employee reviews of categories like corporate culture, policies and perks, role satisfaction, work environment, and overall employee engagement. Want to see who made the Outside’s Best Places To Work list in 2014?

Don’t get stuck in a job you hate. Choose an employer that will help you find happiness. This list of the 100 Best Places To Work is a great starting point for any job search. Are you ready to find your next job?

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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