The 100 Best Places to Work in 2017

The 100 Best Places to Work in 2017

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1. Forum Phi Architecture

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Forum Phi employees take advantage of their Aspen, Colorado location for outdoor activities. (Brent Moss/Forum Phi)

Location: Aspen, Colorado
What they do: Architecture, interior design, and land planning services
Number of employees: 21
Average salary*: $65,819
Vacation time: Unlimited vacation days after one year.
Perks: Forum Phridays team-building events: Take a Friday off to hit the slopes, go biking, or do a hut-to-hut trip. Also: Employees who recommend someone for recruitment get a $500 bonus after that new hire’s 90-day review.
What they say: “We have a Forum Phitness Club where staff get together and workout during lunch. It can take many forms—hiking, biking, climbing, gym, skiing. Our facilities are all around us in Aspen.”

*All salaries listed are averages for exempt employees.

2. GroundFloor Media

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Ground Floor Media pauses on Thursday’s for beer enlightenment from their resident graphic designer. (Stephanie Friday/Ground Floor Media)

Location: Denver, Colorado
What they do: Advertising, public relations, marketing
Number of Employees: 18
Average salary: $93,300
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO days after one year.
Perks: Annual Outward Bound and other offsite team-building events.
What they say: “Every Thursday at 3:30 we have our weekly Beer Club, and everyone—including clients and agency partners/friends—is invited. We feature beers from a different brewery, or of a different style, and learn from our graphic designer/beer geek.”

3. Avid4 Adventure

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Operate 17 day camps and two overnight camps 
Number of employees: 20
Average salary: $76,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO days after one year.
Perks: Annual paid month-long sabbatical to travel, in addition to an annual all-expense-paid trip to Moab to hike, bike, and climb in the desert.
What they say: “We actively build partnerships with and recruit through numerous organizations that are resources to help us grow a diverse staff population, including: Summer Search, Latino Outdoors, Be Visible, Outdoor Afro, and SW Conservation Corps.”

4. WhippleWood CPAs

Location: Littleton, Colorado
What they do: Accounting, business consulting, and tax services
Number of employees: 25
Average salary: $87,800
Vacation time: 16 days of PTO available after one year.
Perks: Hero Awards—$110 rewarded to someone on staff who is deemed to have given 110 percent. Also: they have a “Zen Room” on the premises and employees are encouraged to attend “Board Meetings”—“firm-wide breaks to ride longboards in parking lots.”
What they say: “This year we closed the office to race go-karts during tax season.”

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5. Shine United, LLC

Location: Madison, Wisconsin
What they do: Advertising, public relations, and marketing
Number of employees: 42
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Summer Fridays (partial work days from Memorial Day through Labor Day).
What they say: “Games! Whether at lunch, afternoon, or early evening, playing a game in the common area is a great way to de-stress and spend some quality time with your coworkers.”

6. Pax8

Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
What they do: B2B cloud services distributor
Number of employees: 85
Average salary: $88,579
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO days after one year.
Perks: “Three-tap kegerator with bi-weekly voting on what new local brews we should stock it with.”
What they say: “No assholes. No matter how high up the chain you are, if you’re no fun to work with, you don’t last long.”


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The Salmon Sisters

These two fisherwomen are ocean advocates and clothing designers during the off-season.

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These sisters couldn’t resist the call of the sea. (Courtesy of Salmon Sisters)


7. Room 214

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Digital and social media marketing agency
Number of employees: 33
Average salary: $65,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: In-office culture of giving back to the community, including pro-bono work, volunteer events, and fundraising for nonprofits.
What they say: “Fun events, including Movie Wednesdays in a conference room, or an afternoon running club, or Barre-and-brew nights.”

8. Ergodyne

Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
What they do: Work and safety gear
Number of employees: 50
Average salary: $108,780
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: Yoga offered twice a week for stress relief and refocusing.
What they say: “Company social hours are planned monthly and sometimes happen naturally. We gather away from our desks, enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine, or turn on the margarita mixer and enjoy some not-necessarily-work-related conversation.”

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9. Power Digital Marketing

Location: San Diego, California
What they do: Digital marketing agency
Number of employees: 43
Average salary: $77,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: Pet-friendly office. Plus: in-office ping-pong table.
What they say: “There is not a day at Power Digital where there are not at least two to three dogs running around.”

10. Young and Laramore, Inc.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
What they do: Advertising agency
Number of employees: 48
Average salary: $83,000
Vacation time: 15 vacation days offered after one year.
Perks: Annual week off between Christmas and New Year’s.
What they say: “We have a company ‘quiet room’ for meditation, prayer, or other mental health breaks during the day.”

11. Charles Cunnife Architects

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(Courtesy CCA)

Location: Aspen, Colorado
What they do: Architecture, planning, and interiors
Number of employees: 19
Average salary: $110,000
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: On Friday mornings, CCA provides a healthy breakfast by Whole Foods so that folks can eat and enjoy the TECH talk before going into their workday.
What they say: “Stand-up desks and our company bike (for errands and cruising) keep us moving throughout the workday.”

12. Peak Design

Location: San Francisco, California
What they do: Gear for photographers
Number of employees: 25
Average salary: $100,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO days after one year.
Perks: “Winter hours” policy lets employees spend the bulk of winter months in Tahoe, “allowing them to access the gnarliest pow-pow available.” And PD’s “work from anywhere” policy encourages employees to work from wherever they feel happiest.
What they say: “People are encouraged to take any trip or adventure they can dream up, regardless of time of year or length of trip. We want our employees to pursue experiences that will make them happy and help them lead exciting and fulfilling lives.”

13. Natural Habitat Adventures

Location: Louisville, Colorado
What they do: Conservation-focused travel 
Number of employees: 56
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 18 PTO days after one year.
Perks: Company ski house in Summit County, Colorado, for employees and their families and friends to use throughout the ski season.
What they say: “[We have] paid travel via ‘site inspection’ trips around the world, joining our nature adventures to experience our product. Site inspection does not count towards PTO and each employee is given a handsome annual travel budget that covers most expenses.”

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14. Pellucid Analytics

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Data visualization firm
Number of employees: 21
Average salary: $190,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: Periodic company outings and teams—bubble soccer, bowling, go-karting, indoor soccer team, tennis team, gym group.
What they say: Carbs be damned! On “High Calorie Fridays,” employees gorge on cupcakes, donuts, pastries, and other high calorie treats.

15. Hailey Sault

Location: Duluth, Minnesota
What they do: Healthcare marketing agency
Number of employees: 20
Average salary: $69,391
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Jigsaw puzzle area; employees take turns choosing playlists for in-office music; dogs are allowed; beer (or wine, juice, or water) and bingo on Friday afternoons.
What they say: “We have a life coach for goals.”

16. SportRx

Location: San Diego, California
What they do: Custom prescription sunglasses and snow goggles
Number of employees: 20
Average salary: $83,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: They regularly send employees on trips to such destinations as Rio, Park City, Mammoth, Mt. Hood, Daytona, and Big Bear to test products.
What they say: “We have massive Nerf gun fights. It gets everyone up and moving, which promotes creativity and bonding.”

17. GeoEX

Location: San Francisco, California
What they do: Adventure travel
Number of employees: 56
Average salary: $69,000
Vacation time: 15 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Subsidized employee wellness, including healthy snacks, yoga classes, outdoor fitness classes, and meditation-based stress reduction classes.
What they say: “We have a Cocktail Cart that makes the rounds in the office from time to time, plus an employee curated kegerator.”

18. Bluetent

Location: Carbondale, Colorado
What they do: Digital agency for travel and tourism
Number of employees: 49
Average salary: $71,916
Vacation time: 12 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Bluetent sponsors a weekly HIIT class led by a private instructor and tailored to individual skill levels, as well as a Friday morning yoga class.
What they say: “Flexible time is encouraged to use as needed, such as to walk the dogs, pick up children, take a hike, go for a run, mountain or road bike, fly fish, ski, or snowboard.”

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19. MyRounding

Location: Denver, Colorado
What they do: Cloud-based healthcare technology provider
Number of employees: 31
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: Free Ecopasses (unlimited light rail/bus pass) to all full-time employees.
What they say: Annual Halloween costume contest and lunch. “Halloween is a big deal here.”

20. Southwest Michigan First

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
What they do: Economic development organization  
Number of employees: 19
Average salary: $96,000
Vacation time: 15 days PTO after one year.
Perks: Professional certifications are fully funded, including books, certification fee, prep classes, and paid time off to study.
What they say: “This year, we celebrated ‘40 days of kindness’ leading up to Easter. Each of us drew the name of a team member and secretly did four nice things for them over 40 days. At the end, we celebrated with a team lunch and guessed who our secret person was.”

21. Geocaching HQ

Location: Seattle, Washington
What they do: Geocaching adventure app
Number of employees: 74
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 15 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Makers and builders are allowed to use 10 percent of their time to work on projects that excite and challenge them. “Some even end up on our product roadmap.”
What they say: “We give employees the choice of either unlimited reimbursement for ski and snowboarding lift tickets or $250 towards outdoor activities. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful and we want to encourage our people to get out and enjoy it!”

22. Mathys and Potestio

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(Courtesy Mathys+Potestio)

Location: Portland, Oregon
What they do: Temporary creative staffing and placement
Number of employees: 18
Average salary: $70,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year. 
Perks: Annual “summer fun days”—two days of events (i.e. river rafting, wine tasting, trips to the mountains, and picnics) to encourage staff bonding during work hours.
What they say: Cook-offs are big. “We have had contests for salsa, guacamole, and other office-wide events built around food and drink.”

23. Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte

Location: Crested Butte, Colorado
What they do: Outdoor adventure nonprofit for people with disabilities
Number of employees: 16
Average salary: $52,884
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Free ski pass to Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
What they say: “We’re allowed to come into work late on powder days.”

24. The Trade Desk

Location: Ventura, California
What they do: Programmatic advertising company
Number of employees: 381
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 20 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Annual TTD Palooza: the entire company is flown in to Ventura, California, for a week-long retreat—think company-mandated fun built around battle-of-the-bands, karaoke, field trips, and workshops.
What they say: “Lunchtime surfing: We provide a storage area and spare surfboards/wet suits in our Ventura office and have regular surf outings.”

25. TeamSnap

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Integrated sports team, club, and league management
Number of employees: 112
Average salary: $78,500
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: A “culture of trust” is emphasized. “Everyone is trusted to do their jobs however they feel most capable.”
What they say: “One-minute workouts are a regular thing, where people in HQ take a break to do an exercise.”

26. Drake Cooper, Inc.

Location: Boise, Idaho
What they do: Full service creative advertising agency
Number of employees: 51
Average salary: $68,800
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: Weekly Share the Love meetings to update staff and get feedback, a monthly chat with the CEO, and an annual offsite one-day planning session.
What they say: “Our office is located on downtown Boise’s primary bike path. We have office bikes and a silver medal from the League of American Bicyclists for our promotion of biking.” Plus, they know how to have a good time: “We randomly provide the team with fun treats like frozen fruit bars, cocktails, or pizza. Like Snow Day Pizza.”

27. Cloud Elements, Inc.

Location: Denver, Colorado
What they do: API integrations
Number of employees: 72
Average salary: $103,717
Vacation time: Unlimited vacation days after one year
Perks: Company sponsored hike and ski days, catered lunches three days a week, and a training, education, and conference budget for employees to expand their learning.
What they say: “Our awesome team is rapidly building connections to the most popular cloud applications that your customers are using. We were named APEX Technology Startup of 2013!”

28. Revelry Agency

Location: Portland, Oregon
What they do: Hospitality marketing and communications
Number of employees: 26
Average salary: $50,000
Vacation time: 15 PTO days after one year.
Perks: Each employee is required to spend five days in the wilderness with their family; the company pays the cost of the outfitter.
What they say: “Reverly requires team members to commit 100 hours per year in support of LEAP wilderness therapy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.”


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Aidan Haley got his first internship at a photography agency in Paris. (Krystle Wright)


29. FullContact

Location: Denver, Colorado
What they do: Software development
Number of employees: 87
Average salary: $101,759
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: Twelve weeks of 100 percent paid parental leave for primary care givers, three weeks 100 percent paid for secondary. Plus: all-company “Truancy Day” encourages employees to “play hooky and head to a local brewery to eat, drink, play, and connect!”
What they say: “They pay us $7,500 to go off of the grid and go on vacation!”

30. 303 Software

Location: Denver, Colorado
What they do: Web and mobile applications
Number of employees: 19
Average salary: $70,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: A $50 monthly cash bonus for employees who don’t use their allotted parking spots and bike/bus/walk to work instead, plus a partnership with a local bike shop that includes free maintenance.
What they say: “Every employee has the opportunity to take every other Friday off provided they work 80 hours in the 14 days leading up to it. We call it Flex Time.”

31. Sterling-Rice Group

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Brand consultancy and creative services
Number of employees: 106
Average salary: $107,633
Vacation time: 17 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Company-sponsored athletic and charity events, such as Bolder Boulder, the Ragnar Relay Race, and the B Strong Ride.
What they say: “Our wellness program, SRGThrive, looks at health through a holistic lens that encompasses the physical, financial, mental, and community aspects of health by providing resources in the workplace, such as yoga, massages, and stress-reduction sessions.”

32. EverCheck

Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida
What they do: Healthcare license monitoring
Number of employees: 24
Average salary: $56,772
Vacation time: 15 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Walking meetings. “If the meetings don’t require the use of technology, we take them outside and straight down to the beach that’s just a few blocks away.”
What they say: “We host regular lunch-and-learns. We cater in healthy lunches and one person shares with the team what their day-to-day looks like and how their work adds value to the company’s mission.”

33. N2 Publishing

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
What they do: Neighborhood publishing 
Number of employees: 228
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 20 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Free fitness classes on-site, free nutrition counseling, and a Care Team for emotional support.
What they say: “Each holiday season our company shuts down for two weeks so our team can spend uninterrupted time with loved ones. The weeks leading up to this end-of-year closing can be very busy, though, so we provide free massages to everyone during this time.”

34. Hanson Dodge

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(Courtesy Hansen Dodge)

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
What they do: Integrated marketing
Number of employees: 47
Average salary: $97,230
Vacation time: 16 days of PTO after one year
Perks: HD is a “puppy inclusive” workplace (a.k.a. dogs are allowed). “It’s not uncommon to find a pug or English bulldog roaming around the office.”
What they say: “The first Friday of every month is ‘Old Fashioned Friday’ where we end work early and the entire company participates in a cocktail party.”

35. Colorado Outward Bound School

Location: Denver, Colorado
What they do: Non-profit outdoor education organization 
Number of employees: 34
Average salary: $53,911
Vacation time: 21 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Families are welcome at the office and basecamps, fostering a deep sense of community across generations.
What they say: “Course send-offs: When a course leaves base, all staff participate in a creative send-off with a quick costume change, reading, water balloons, noisemakers, or something else funky to send the crew on their way with a smile.”

36. Polar Field Services, Inc.

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(August Allen/Polar Field Service)

Location: Littleton, Colorado
What they do: Global logistics and operations experts
Number of employees: 55
Average salary: $80,923
Vacation time: 12 days of PTO after one year
Perks: Daily organized stretching in headquarters and flex hours to allow exercise during work hours. Plus an office garden.
What they say: “Our mission statement is to provide our employees with unique jobs, impressing customers in cool places. Our primary work has been as a subcontractor to CH2M Polar Services who serves the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Arctic Research Program.”

37. Inntopia

Location: Stowe, Vermont
What they do: Fully-integrated digital travel platforms
Number of employees: 86
Average salary: $84,000
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Wellness benefits in the form of “money for gym memberships, ski passes, Fitbits, and subsidized vacations at top resorts around the world.”
What they say: “We encourage people to exercise during work hours. We have ski days, raft days, and golf trips. On powder days, work is optional.”

38. Procore Technologies

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Location: Carpinteria, California
What they do: Construction
Number of employees: 769
Average salary: $87,900
Vacation time: Unlimited vacation days after one year.
Perks: “All Hands,” an all-inclusive getaway for the entire company put on every year.
What they say: “We have a snack wall employees are encouraged to use. In the same room there is a big screen TV equipped with video games.”

39. Evoke Entrada

Location: Santa Clara, Utah
What they do: Wilderness therapy programs
Number of employees: 81
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 16 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Company pays for advanced training, such as Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Symposium, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, etc.
What they say: “In the field, staff and clients participate daily in Mandatory Fun Time—games and activities that highlight different therapeutic aspects that could not otherwise be seen.”

40. Traeger Grills

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
What they do: Pellet grill manufacturer
Number of employees: 143
Average salary: $86,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: “We have a full-time, professional culinary team that prepares world-class meals for the company throughout the week. Cooked on a Traeger, of course.”
What they say: “On site masseuses offer free 10-minute massages, periodically.”


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(Courtesy of Perri Spreiser)


41. Creative Alignments

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Recruitment firm
Number of employees: 23
Average salary: $55,600
Vacation time: 14 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Flexible schedules, weekly lunches, and an annual volunteer day where “the whole company goes onsite at a local nonprofit to assist with their needs.”
What they say: “Every year we trek up to Eldora ski resort for a ski day. Team members choose to ski, snowshoe, or clink drinks and eat lunch after playing with snow.”

42. Allagash Brewing Company

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(Mat Trogner/Allagash Brewing Com)

Location: Portland, Maine
What they do: Makers of Belgian-inspired beer
Number of employees: 117
Average salary: $85,701
Vacation time: 18 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Allagash allows a four-day work week for many departments.
What they say: “Employees can submit recipes and brew them for our Pilot Beer Program. Many of these go on to a larger brew production.”

43. VictorOps

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Incident management software and operations
Number of employees: 75
Average salary: $90,493
Vacation time: 15 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Super Job Keep It Up award bequeathed at each CEO-hosted company meeting (winner gets a trophy and a $100 gift card). Employees are also encouraged to give 1 percent of their time to charity through the GiveOps program.
What they say: “Our office is steps away from great running and hiking trails, and we offer in­-office massage sessions once a month.”

44. Spawn Ideas

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(Courtesy Spawn Ideas)

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
What they do: Advertising, public relations, marketing
Number of employees: 38
Average salary: $77, 681
Vacation time: 12 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Commitment to being a family-friendly workplace: New parents can bring babies to work after family leave and until they crawl (“Who doesn’t want to hold a baby?”). Working parents and employees with aging parents (or even sick pets) get extra flexibility.
What they say: Spawn employees are “perpetual adventurers” in both work and play. “From organized rock climbing classes to ice fishing derbies, we share our love of the outdoors with one another.”

45. Wisetail

Location: Bozeman, Montana
What they do: Learning management systems
Number of employees: 37
Average salary: $54,800
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: Weekly organic catered lunches and “random BBQ’s” for the staff to connect and build relationships. Plus: A “Be Well Stipend” offers $60 a month for every team member to spend on wellness “however they see fit.”
What they say: “We like to recognize and celebrate our team, whether it is their birthday or recognition from a client. Our team brainstorms a custom, creative gift or gathering for each person.”

46. Nuun

Location: Seattle, Washington
What they do: Sports drink company
Number of employees: 49
Average salary: $73,000
Vacation time: 16 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Commuter benefits: Staff is incentivized to commute by any means other than a single-occupancy vehicle  (i.e. bike, walk, run, bus, train, carpool).
What they say: “We ‘runch’ (run at lunch) together almost every day.”

47. Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc.

Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
What they do: Travel and hospitality marketing and website design
Number of employees: 19
Average salary: $65,838
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Silly Hat Day! Chili Cook-offs! Bi-annual meetings with river rafting, skiing, and other outdoor activities! Also: Employee Appreciation Week with games, massages, prizes, food, and “a white elephant party”
What they say: “Work/Life Balance is a core value. Meaning that performance is assessed based on the contribution to the company and employees can work flexible hours (or from home) in order to maintain a work/life balance.”

48. Verified First

Location: Meridian, Idaho
What they do: HR services and background checks
Number of employees: 66
Average salary: $70,000
Vacation time: 5 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Movie Day (“We closed the office at noon and rented out a movie theater for the rest of the day!”) and “Treat Yo Self” Day (free coffee, massages, lunch, and swag).
What they say: “We structure our work schedule so that those with kids can be off by 3:30 and have a better work/life balance.”

49. Nemo Design

Location: Portland, Oregon
What they do: Advertising and design agency
Number of employees: 42
Average salary: $79,000
Vacation time: 15 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Skate Lunch (company pays for skate park rental for employees and friends to skate every Wednesday) and a company wake surfing boat. Because: “We can’t think of a better way to start or end the day than in the water.”
What they say: “Since 1999, Nemo has built a company culture that counters traditional advertising agency norms. In that time, we have grown from three founders to 41 full-time fun-loving, brand-building, skateboarding, marathon-running, turkey-bowling, bike-riding, split-boarding employees that care as much about each other as the work we put into the world.”

50. Powder7

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(Courtesy Powder 7)

Location: Golden, Colorado
What they do: Retail ski equipment
Number of employees: 17
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 5 days of PTO days after one year.
Perks: In addition to on-site foosball, a liberal pets-at-work policy, and “surprise powder ski days off,” employees get a month sabbatical after working five years.
What they say: “Employees have access to discounts from their first day of employment, including a fleet of shop skis to be used for free, whenever staff wants.”

51. Haberman

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(Courtesy Nicole Haugen/HAB)

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
What they do: Advertising, public relations, and marketing
Number of employees: 53
Average salary: $88,000
Vacation time: 15 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: The Dude Ranch (“our organic company garden and CSA”), Dudestock (“our end of season family harvest party”), and the Fun Committee (which organizes an “Oscar party, beer-and-bingo, random happy hours, birthday celebrations, and much more!”)
What they say: “Staff members are able to leave the office at 12:30 on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day to enjoy our amazing summers!”

52. SummitCove Vacation Lodging

Location: Golden, Colorado
What they do: Short-term vacation lodging company
Number of employees: 47
Average salary: $58,397
Vacation time: Not provided
Perks: Various team-building days, including: a company rafting trip, a Hike for MS team, Highway Clean Up day, and meal prep for cancer survivors.
What they say: “We sponsor up to three children of employees per year to participate in the Keystone Science Camp, a fantastic, outdoor based camp.”

53. Mondo Robot

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Creative digital agency
Number of employees: 33
Average salary: $92,000
Vacation time: 15 days of vacation after one year.
Perks: Full bar on the premises with 2 micro beers on tap. Plus, an annual company outing “where we rent a school bus and tour local breweries.”
What they say: “We provide a yearly $300 Wellness Benefit to be used toward any type of sports equipment, gym memberships, hiking permits, etc. People are encouraged to go on walks, bike rides, and hikes for their monthly one-on-one meetings with their managers. Regularly scheduled mountain and road bike rides happen at lunch and after work.”

54. Eagle Creek

Location: Carlsbad, California
What they do: Travel gear outfitter
Number of employees: 56
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 20 days of PTO after one year
Perks: Annual week-long horseshoe and cornhole tournament, on-site meditation room and yoga classes, and early-out Fridays.
What they say: “Our employees can attend more than 50 ‘Feed Your Mind’ classes per year. Topics vary from Leadership, Influencing, Time Management, and Presentation skills to more technical classes like Excel and Illustrator.” Plus: “You can bring your dog to work on Fridays!”

55. Ecology Project International

Location: Missoula, Montana
What they do: Educational conservation nonprofit
Number of employees: 34
Average salary: $44,220
Vacation time: 15 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Summer Float Lunches—inner tubes kept in the basement will appear at will on sunny summer afternoons for a river break in the middle of the workday.
What they say: “From our pro deals to our Commuter Challenge to the ability to take days off with no notice, EPI creates an office environment that encourages employees to be active and take full advantage of our incredible setting in Missoula.”

56. TDA_Boulder

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What They Do: Full service advertising agency
Number of Employees: 29
Average salary: $92,000
Vacation time: 15 vacation days after one year.
Perks: One powder day per year “to go chase the unexpected storm,” ice cream truck visits on summer half-day Fridays, and TDA matches employees’ donations to their favorite charities.
What they say: “We encourage employees to be—and remain—active by sponsoring sports leagues, having weekly golf outings, and taking hikes.”

57. Workshop Digital

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(Brian Dove/Workshop Digital)

Location: Richmond, Virginia
What They Do: Digital marketing agency
Number of Employees: 27
Average salary: $49,869
Vacation time: Unlimited vacation days after one year.
Perks: Volunteer Fridays—paid time off to volunteer at a charity or nonprofit of employee’s choice.
What they say: “We encourage walking meetings as a practice to get teams outside—the James River and its park systems are literally in our backyard. We also provide unlimited vacation, which has resulted in some amazing trips: Three weeks paddling the Grand Canyon, hiking in Nicaragua, snorkeling in the U.S. Virgin Islands, exploring Japan, and many other trips promoting personal well-being and wellness.”

58. CampMinder

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What They Do: Web-based platforms and solutions for summer camp operators
Number of Employees:  47
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 14 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Community service is a big deal: The company has donated backpacks and school supplies to an underserved Denver school, volunteered at Food Bank of the Rockies, and run a canned food drive.
What they say: “Through CampMinder’s affiliation with the outdoor industry, we are able to offer employees access to Experticity, a provider of pro deals, including steep discounts on over 300 outdoor brands.”

59. SlideBelts

Location: El Dorado Hills, California
What They Do: Retail belt maker
Number of Employees:  28
Average salary: $64,149
Vacation time: Unlimited vacation days after one year.
Perks: On-site basketball hoop, foosball, Netflix, ping pong, and cornhole for employee use at lunchtime and breaks.
What they say: “There are countless things we do on a regular basis to promote fun, such as an annual Halloween costume contest, ice cream truck at the office, Pajama Day with a cereal potluck, unicorn frappuccino taste tests, weekly Fresh Kick Friday contests, and more.”

60. RA Nelson

Location: Avon, Colorado
What They Do: Full service general contractor
Number of Employees:  87
Average salary: $94,847
Vacation time: 14 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: “We offer a yearly scholarship program for employee dependents from 1st grade through college and support physical and intellectual pursuits, including academics, athletics, and the arts.”
What they say: “We are unique in that most of our work is outside. Seventy-five percent of our staff are outside on the job site, in the mountains, overlooking rivers, every day. No one is micro-managed, and everyone has the flexibility to support their personal passions outside of work. We all choose to live in the mountains for a reason and the owners of the company respect, understand, and encourage that.”

61. Outward Bound California

Location: San Francisco, California
What They Do: Outdoor education
Number of Employees: 23
Average salary: $58,406
Vacation time: 19 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Free enrollment in Outward Bound course; opportunity to attend Outward Bound course events in the field and the backcountry; Community Day hikes.
What they say: “Staff strive to complete outdoor activities together outside of work. During the 2016-17 winter, we organized two OBCA ski days in the Lake Tahoe area. In July 2017, five of our administrative staff members, including our Executive Director, ran together in the San Francisco Marathon.”

62. Beach Cities Health District

Location: Redondo Beach, California
What They Do: Preventive health agency
Number of Employees: 75
Average salary: $73,037
Vacation time: 15 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Employee garden; family access to AdventurePlex fitness facility (with rock wall, basketball court, ropes course, and “Toddler Town imaginary play center”); and “Mindfulness workshops to learn how to live in the present.”
What they say: “As part of our wellness challenges, departments have created outdoor activities (such as hiking, running, canoeing). We also have a community initiative called Free Fitness Weekends where employees can take advantage of free fitness classes that also take place outside (e.g., paddle board yoga, beach boot camp).”   

63. Zen Planner

Location: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
What They Do: Management software for the fitness industry
Number of Employees:  91
Average salary: $92,936
Vacation time: 18 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Weekly on-site fitness classes (yoga, pull-up progression workshop, bootcamp) taught by team members. Plus: “Dogs in the office every day.”
What they say: “We have a sabbatical program to encourage team members to dream big and live large—life is short and if we only get one shot at this, we want our team members to make the most of each minute.”

64. BSW Wealth Partners

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What They Do: Financial advisory firm
Number of Employees: 21
Average salary: $125,505
Vacation time: 5 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Mentorship program, on-site meditation and relaxation groups, and financial support for professional education and development
What they say: “We had four staff members running a half-marathon and one competing in an Ironman in one year. We all train together, provide encouragement, training/nutritional advice, and are extremely supportive in each other’s endeavors.”

65. First Descents

Location: Denver, Colorado
What They Do: Outdoor adventure programs for young adults impacted by cancer
Number of Employees: 18
Average salary: $54,800
Vacation time: 25 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: “We believe strongly in local community creation. Festive contests, family-style pot luck meals, and ping-pong tournaments abound!” Also: Pro deals with dozens of outdoor vendors.
What they say: “The ‘Out Living It’ mantra drives every facet of our organization—from strategic planning to staff retreats. To be a true leader in Outdoor Behavioral Health, our staff must embrace adventure and mindfulness as a part of their everyday lives.”


How I Work

Gear Designer Nancy Hoo

Meet the woman behind your favorite Arc’teryx trail running kit.

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Nancy Hoo, a marathoner and designer for Arc’teryx, is working hard to create your favorite base layers. (Courtesy of Arc’teryx)


66. Buzz Franchise Brands

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
What They Do: Multi-brand franchisor of home services
Number of Employees: 35
Average salary: $81,608
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Monthly fun activities designed to get employees out of the office during work hours to unwind and bond: go-karting, adventure ropes courses, Top Golf, and happy hours
What they say: “Our office space includes a café, phone booths for private calls, various conference rooms, ping pong and pool tables, a workout room, bright colors, and more! We also host a Toys for Tots drive in during the holidays, and include our customers, asking them to leave toys on their porch during the week, so our technicians can pick them up.”

67. Backbone Media

Location: Carbondale, Colorado
What They Do: Brand marketing and communications agency
Number of Employees: 44
Average salary: $65,836
Vacation time: 15 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Staff has a fleet of eight cruiser bicycles to share and use for commuting around town.
What they say: “In the winter we have a powder day clause: Employees can go skiing in the morning as long as they get to the office by 1 p.m. and get all their work done. In the summer we go on weekly staff mountain bike rides, dubbed ‘Dirty Thursdays.’”

68. Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Location: Bozeman, Montana
What They Do: Environmental nonprofit
Number of Employees: 26
Average salary: $57,400
Vacation time: 15 days after one year.
Perks: Outdoor “Culture Committee” excursions, generous paid time off benefits, customizable flex-time and telecommuting policies.
What they say: “We combine traditional meetings with hikes, walks, sitting around campfires, and Wiffle ball games. We also host a week-long cycle tour through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and staff are encouraged to participate by biking or assisting along the route.”

69. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing

Location: New Castle, Virginia
What They Do: Outdoor educational camp, conference, and retreat center
Number of Employees: 22
Average salary: $20,000
Vacation time: 5 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Employee-of-the-month bonuses, “Staff Happiness” days (“where we get to spend a work day doing something fun outside”), and regular campfire outings at New River Gorge.
What they say: “As a staff, we do a lot of team building exercises and learn to how to work together as well as improve our communication.”

70. Carmichael Lynch

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
What They Do: Full service creative agency
Number of Employees: 280
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 18 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: In 2016 alone, the agency logged more than 1,000 hours of volunteer work.
What they say: “We do our best to encourage healthy, active lifestyles and access to the outdoors through agency bikes, rooftop yoga, free local fitness classes, agency locker rooms with showers, a discounted on-site massage program, agency-sponsored intramural teams, and a treadmill desk.”

71. IDX Broker

Location: Eugene, Oregon
What They Do: Software provider for real estate industry
Number of Employees: 54
Average salary: $78,245
Vacation time: 15 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Catered gourmet lunches, on-site video game arcade, company-issued Nerf guns and ammo.
What they say: “IDX is a proud, active member of our vibrant community in Eugene. As we continue to build new relationships, we’ve also strengthened our partnership with McKenzie River Trust, which protects and cares for special land and rivers in Oregon.”

72. Cairn, Inc.

Location: Bend, Oregon
What They Do: Monthly adventure gear subscriptions
Number of Employees: 17
Average salary: $35,000
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO.
Perks: Office-sponsored gear closet; “4:00 Beer Fridays”; remote work policy that allows employees to work from home two days per week.
What they say: “Four times a year we gather up the team to get outside together for a group activity. We can be found participating in a trail clean up, fat-biking in the snow, or touring Central Oregon caves.”

73. Foundant Technologies

Location: Bozeman, Montana
What They Do: Grant management software
Number of Employees: 59
Average salary: $64,000
Vacation time: Unlimited vacation.
Perks: $1,200 personal development perk for team members; free yoga at a studio within walking distance of headquarters; local trainers host fitness boot camps for team members.
What They Say: “Foundant has an unlimited time off policy that can be used year round. Some choose to take advantage of the great skiing Bozeman has to offer, others use it in the fall during hunting season, and others use it in the summer for all of the awesome hiking, fishing, and other recreational offerings. Part of our culture is to get out and enjoy Montana however works best for the team member.”

74. The Frontier Project

Location: Richmond, Virginia
What They Do: Boutique management consultancy
Number of Employees: 33
Average salary: $67,399
Vacation time: Unlimited vacation days after one year.
Perks: Project Well—a monthly program designed to challenge employees to think differently about health/wellness, nutrition, sleep, financial well-being, community engagement, and professional development.
What They Say: “Many of our employees do creative work. As such, they’re encouraged to get out and do what they need to do in order to recharge.”

75. Voyageur Outward Bound School

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(Theo Theobald/Voyageur Outward B)

Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
What They Do: Outdoor education
Number of Employees: 37
Average salary: $55,000
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: A paid “Service Flex Day” enables team members to get involved in a cause of their choosing (i.e. helping at food shelf, Women’s March, Save the Boundary Waters, etc).
What They Say: “At Outward Bound, it’s less about work/life balance. Because our work is outside and often in the areas and places that our staff are passionate about, we work to have a work/life integration. We work to have an inspiring mission and constantly ask our staff what could be better—then ask them to help create that.”

76. Montana Wilderness Association

Location: Helena, Montana
What they do: Nonprofit conservation organization
Number of employees: 23
Average salary: $47,551
Vacation time: 16 vacation days after one year.
Perks: A Commuter Health Challenge provides monetary incentives for green commuting or exercising. Also: “staff retreats in beautiful locations.”
What they say: “Staff are encouraged to spend four workdays a year connecting with the wild places. ‘Trail Days’ lead to resiliency and improve our knowledge of the places we seek to protect. All staff are eligible to participate and people get paid to hike!”

77. Namaste Solar

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(D Scott Clark/Namaste Solar)

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Employee-owned renewable energy cooperative
Number of employees: 157
Average salary: $71,147
Vacation time: 5 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Weekly road bike rides, periodic acupuncture and massage sessions, yoga classes, seasonal softball and bowling leagues.
What they say: “We have a solar array on our office building, and offer a substantial employee discount for residential solar on their homes.”

78. Digital Operative, Inc.

Location: San Diego, California
What they do: Full service digital marketing agency
Number of employees: 31
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO.
Perks: Game room with foosball, corn hole, musical instruments, “and board games!”; wellness room equipped with yoga mats, neck rollers, kettle bells and “an essential oil diffuser” includes a quiet space for meditation.
What they say: “We compete in Spartan races or mud runs together as a team and offer working remotely at any time to all employees to promote a healthy work/life balance.”


How I Work

Alpinist and Trauma Nurse Anna Pfaff

The fine art of balancing two high-adrenaline jobs.

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(Tim Banfield)


79. Taptica

Location: San Francisco, California; New York City, New York; Tel Aviv; London; Tokyo; Beijing’ Seoul
What they do: Global end-to-end mobile advertising platform
Number of employees: 17
Average salary: $143,000
Vacation time: 14 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Ping pong tables, team-building “fun days,” unlimited bonuses, and in-office happy hours.
What they say: “We have an annual international company retreat: Open to all employees, all expenses paid.”

80. Ska Brewing Company

Location: Durango, Colorado
What they do: Craft beer brewery
Number of employees: 72
Average salary: $53,000
Vacation time: 15 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: “FREE BEER!” Also: Ska and Avery Brewing companies co-founded “BoulDurango,” a six-day road biking charity event challenging brewery employees to ride from Boulder to Durango or vice versa.
What they say: “Each employee receives two shift beers after they are done working their scheduled shift. This encourages employees to hang out at the brewery with their co-workers outside of working hours.”

81. SheerID

Location: Portland, Oregon
What they do: Eligibility verification software company
Number of employees: 38
Average salary: $104,908
Vacation time: 15 days after one year
Perks: Fund-raising and planting trees for the McKenzie River Trust; flexible work schedules; “achievement celebrations” when goals are reached.
What they say: “Whether it’s happy hour, holiday parties, spontaneous lunch BBQs, retirement parties, days at the lake, hiking, rock climbing, or kids movie nights, SheerID loves taking an afternoon off and getting the team together for a good time.”

82. Tendril

Location: Boulder, Colorado
What they do: Data analytics provider for residential energy market
Number of employees: 111
Average salary: $124,337
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: On-site masseuse twice a month; zero waste initiative that involves recycling and composting with the aim of creating zero waste.
What they say: “A standing initiative at Tendril is to turn as many one-on-one meetings as possible into walking meetings. We also offer a commuting challenge with prizes in the summer to encourage people to walk and bike to work.”

83. New Belgium Brewing

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado; Asheville, North Carolina
What they do: Employee-owned craft beer brewery
Number of employees: 783
Average salary: $86,300
Vacation time: 14 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Local Grants Program “serves and connects with the communities where we sell our beer. Since 1991, we’ve donated $8 million.” Also: one hour of PTO for every two hours volunteered.
What they say: “There are regular opportunities to join a running or cycling club, and coworkers are encouraged to bike to work by being given a bicycle on their one-year anniversary and by having on-site showers and covered bike parking.”

84. Apto

Location: Denver, Colorado
What they do: Web-based software management platform for real estate industry
Number of employees: 83
Average salary: $84,574
Vacation time: Not provided
Perks: “Powder days” policy lets employees take day off at last minute in winter and on beautiful off-season days, too
What they say: “We hold Monthly Town Halls where employees submit anonymous questions and leadership answer them honestly and thoroughly. It creates a culture of transparency, trust, and accountability.”

85. Ascent360, Inc.

Location: Golden, Colorado
What they do: Digital marketing and customer data mining company
Number of employees: 21
Average salary: $91,000
Vacation time: 15 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Annual pool party picnic for employees and their families. Also, once-a-year Habitat for Humanity group build project
What they say: “We offer an annual company ski trip, Ragnar Trail Run, hump day hikes, and often employees take advantage of lunch time hikes/runs/bike rides around the area and use our in-office shower after.”

86. EPTDESIGN

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(Courtesy EPT Design)

Location: Laguna Beach, California
What they do: Landscape architecture firm
Number of employees: 40
Average salary: $81,236
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Flexible work schedules. Also: Staff landscape architectural services for Habitat for Humanity, and design and construction drawings for low-income home projects in Orange County.
What they say: “In 2001, EPTDESIGN began our travel incentive program called TREK, which stands for “Travel, Renewal, Exploration, Knowledge” and offers two employees per year an additional 40 hours and a $3,000 stipend to complete a study trip.”

87. Toad and Co

Location: Santa Barbara, California
What they do: Active lifestyle apparel maker
Number of employees: 55
Average salary: $112,000
Vacation time: 20 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Loyalty program that rewards employees for years of service: “The rewards are meant to inspire active lifestyles and range from a custom surfboard to paid sabbaticals and even trips to Telluride and Nepal.”
What they say: “We have an on-line library of industry pro deals that keep our employees well equipped; each employee is also given an annual stipend to purchase Toad and Co product. “We also have two stand up paddle boards at the office to get out on the water.”

88. BCF Agency

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
What they do: Brand communications firm for travel industry
Number of employees: 42
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 20 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: Annual company lip-sync battle! Twice-a-year canned food drive! Office competitions! (“Our office competitions get pretty serious. Easter egg hunts, derby races, and piñata whacking are just a few.”)
What they say: “We strongly encourage an environment where the idea is king—where it doesn’t matter who comes up with something or how ‘senior’ the person is. We passionately believe that the best ideas often come from the most unexpected places.”

89. Turner

Location: Denver, Colorado
What they do: Public relations, social media, and digital communications firm
Number of employees: 40
Average salary: $81,812
Vacation time: 15 vacation days after one year.
Perks: “Recess” activities, organized group volunteer outings, and comp time.
What they say: “Employees are encouraged to engage in ‘sweat working platforms’ with clients and journalists. Our staff skis, cycles, and sails with journalists and clients; we also do yoga, spin, and barre classes on a regular basis with editors.”

90. Balihoo

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(Courtesy Balihoo)

Location: Boise, Idaho
What they do: Data-driven search campaigns
Number of employees: 33
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO.
Perks: Parking and gym stipend; bike room on premises; monthly chair massages.
What they say: “After five years, employees take a mandatory sabbatical with pay and bonus for two weeks.”

91. The Honest Kitchen

Location: San Diego, California
What they do: All-natural pet food
Number of employees: 45
Average salary: $97,936
Vacation time: 10 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: $60 a month toward fitness memberships and massages; discounts on pet insurance; organized charitable giving on a monthly basis through Pawlanthropy.
What they say: “Working with our dogs helps us get outside for brisk walks twice a day. Not only do we get to work with our best pals, but we have a more balanced work day.”

92. Red Frog Events

Location: Chicago, Illinois
What they do: Event and experiential entertainment production company
Number of employees: 67
Average salary: $90,643
Vacation time: Unlimited PTO after one year.
Perks: Month-long, fully paid sabbatical after five years with company; catered family lunch every Monday; office bar and craft beer fridge.
What they say: “There are no required office hours for Red Froggers. Work schedules are very flexible, and every employee is allowed one work-from-home day per week.”

93. Deschutes Brewery, Inc.

Location: Bend, Oregon
What they do: Craft beer brewery
Number of employees: 526
Average salary: $79,781
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Employee stock ownership program. Plus: “Yoga in our private event space, a company bike share for off-site meetings and to get around our campus, and a horse shoe pit on-site.”
What they say: “We donate $1 per barrel of beer that we sell—$374,000 this year—to nonprofit organizations that support environmental, family service, youth, and arts programs within our distribution footprint.”

94. CCY Architects

Location: Basalt, Colorado
What they do: Architecture firm
Number of employees: 33
Average salary: Not provided
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year
Perks: Annual wellness allowance of $850; annual education allowance for continuing education, conferences, and community leadership programs; Friday “Beer30” events—a weekly in-office happy hour.
What they say: “Collaboration is our day-to-day working style—our design studios are open (we’ve never had a private office at CCY)—and that approach carries over to our other working relationships.”

95. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

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(Camara/Arapahoe Basin)

Location: Dillon, Colorado
What they do: Winter sports recreation
Number of employees: 68
Average salary: $69,875
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year
Perks: Access to ample pro deals for gear and apparel (both winter and summer); ski passes (allowing employees to ski nearly everywhere in Colorado for free); twice weekly yoga classes.
What they say: “We hold the occasional weekly staff meeting on the ski hill and encourage employees to ski or snowboard to and from. During ski season we encourage year-round staff to ski in order to understand the product we are offering.”

96. C1S Group, Inc.

Location: Dallas, Texas
What they do: Engineering, construction, and sustainability consulting firm
Number of employees: 27
Average salary: $89,767
Vacation time: 16 days of PTO after one year
Perks: Remote work policy allows employees to work from home 2 days per week; summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day; breakfast tacos every Friday.
What they say: “Everyone got a FitBit Blaze for Christmas and we had weekly step challenges during our Biggest Loser Competition to see who walked the most. Winners were posted in the kitchen and got a $20 gift card. Lots of good trash talking!”

97. Rustic Pathways

Location: Chardon, Ohio
What they do: Student travel, education, and philanthropy programs
Number of employees: 76
Average salary: $54,234
Vacation time: 16 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: “My Rustic Pathway” program helps employees chart a career path—“whether it is always with us or with another company…and that provides our team the opportunity to be the best version of themselves.”
What they say: “Cyclone Winston caused major damage to much of Fiji, and our community partners were hit hard. Following the storm, the RP Foundation (the philanthropic arm of Rustic Pathways) raised $35,000 and we were able to provide food and supplies to remote areas that had yet to receive aid.”

98. Infinite Energy

Location: Gainesville, Florida
What they do: Natural gas utility company
Number of employees: 318
Average salary: $91,748
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Half-mile walking train along perimeter of company campus; cross-fit style fitness area complete with heavy ropes, kettle balls, and tires. Plus: “We also have a ping pong table.”
What they say: “We have a casual dress code and host events including Olympic games, picnics, chess lessons, and chili cook-offs. We have an on-site gym, full-time personal trainer, and extensive wellness programs. And we even give away a total of $100,000 in prize money at our holiday party each year to 11 winners.”

99. EMC Research, Inc.

Location: Irving, Texas
What they do: Political polling and market research firm
Number of employees: 47
Average salary: $73,865
Vacation time: 10 vacation days after one year.
Perks: Costco membership. Plus: in-office composting.
What they say: “March Madness competitions!”

100. DryCase

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
What they do: Waterproof case manufacturer
Number of employees: 20
Average salary: $30,000
Vacation time: 5 days of PTO after one year.
Perks: “Cookout Friday’s” (with a prize bequeathed to the “chef of the month”); mini basketball court in the back of the office; pool table. Plus: They like to party. “Anything we can celebrate, we do.”
What they say: “We have a skateboard-friendly warehouse/office space. Keeps the blood flowing and makes it easy to get around.”

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November 8, 2017 at 10:09AM

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