By Carl Johnson
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (December 2, 2016) – Big Agnes®, the award-winning manufacturer of tents, sleeping bags and pads, has been named as one of Outside Magazine’s “Best Places to Work”. The company is recognized for offering employees a powder clause, discounted gear and ski passes, and providing an all-around great place to work in the mountains.
“It’s great to be recognized a second time by Outside for providing one of the best places to work,” says Bill Gamber, Big Agnes co-founder and president. “We have dedicated significant time and effort to create a staff culture that is grounded in playing outside and using the gear that we sell. From our regular company backpacking trips, to getting out to ski and ride together, we make sure to keep a healthy balance that helps us retain great employees.”
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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. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. 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.
This is the second recognition Big Agnes has received from Outside Magazine as one of America’s Best Places to Work, the first in 2013. Last year, Big Agnes’ sister company, Honey Stinger made the list.
About Big Agnes: Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents. Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.