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.
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:
- GroundFloor Media – Denver, Colorado
- Drake Cooper – Boise, Idaho
- Ergodyne – Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Spawn Ideas – Anchorage, Alaska
- CauseLabs – Denver, Colorado
- Young & Laramore – Indianapolis, Indiana
- Nemo Design – Portland, Oregon
- Stance – San Clemente, California
- The Trade Desk – Ventura, California
- TDA_Boulder – Boulder, Colorado
- Pellucid Analytics – Boulder, Colorado
- BrainStrom – Orem, Utah
- Cloud Elements – Denver, Colorado
- Realeflow – Parma Heights, Ohio
- Zen Planner – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
- TeamSnap – Boulder, Colorado
- Zozi – San Francisco, California
- AmeriCan Adventures – Santa Rosa, California
- Ecology Project International – Missoula, Montana
- Cloud 9 Living – Boulder, Colorado
- FullContact – Denver, Colorado
- The Honest Kitchen – San Diego, California
- Bluetent – Aspen, Colorado
- Peaksware – Boulder, Colorado
- VictorOps – Boulder, Colorado
- GeoEx – San Francisco, California
- Foothold Technology – New York, New York
- Southwest Michigan First – Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Sterling-Rice Group – Boulder, Colorado
- Carmichael Lynch – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Slice of Lime – Boulder, Colorado
- ReWork – New York, New York
- MERCURYcsc – Bozeman, Montana
- Namaste Solar – Boulder, Colorado
- New Belgium Brewing – Fort Collins, Colorado
- Tendril – Boulder, Colorado
- Adaptive Sports Center – Crested Butte, Colorado
- Organic Valley – LaFarge, Wisconsin
- Geocaching – Seattle, Washington
- SolidFire – Boulder, Colorado
- Montana Wilderness Association – Helena, Montana
- ReadyTalk – Denver, Colorado
- Cornerstone OnDemand – Santa Monica, California
- The Frontier Project – Richmond, Virginia
- Ontraport – Santa Barbara, California
- Evoke at Entrata – Santa Clara, California
- CCY Architects – Basalt, Colorado
- Hawaii Forest & Trail – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
- G Adventures – Toronto, Canada
- 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?