Hydro Flask was named recently to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list. The company, which is celebrating its 4th anniversary this year, was ranked 27th out of 100 selected companies. The full list of the top- performing small, medium, and large companies is available online at OutsideOnline.com/bestplacestowork. The list of winning companies is also included in the August issue of the magazine, now available on newsstands nationwide.
As part of the ranking process, Hydro Flask employees completed confidential employee-satisfaction surveys to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives and community outreach programs. Employer questionnaires about the same topics were also included in the program. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.
“Since our company’s inception four years ago in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask has embodied a work hard, play hard attitude in a unique mountain town setting where we have the opportunity to test out all of our products right in our own backyard,” said Scott Allan, CEO of Hydro Flask. “Our employees feel great about the mission of the company and the products that they stand behind, and our success can be attributed to their passion and dedication. We are all thrilled to receive such honorable recognition.”
In addition to the comfortable, open work environment, Hydro Flask offers a generous benefits package and paid time off, profit sharing program for employees, paid time off for individual volunteer work and company-wide outings for volunteering. The company also offers tuition reimbursement and involvement in Commute Options, which rewards employees for biking, carpooling, telecommuting or walking to work. Additionally, Hydro Flask hosts Friday lunches for all employees, and organized outings during lunch and after work, such as trail running and mountain biking.
Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States.