45. Adventure Life Journeys

Missoula, MT

From the Company

Outside editors excerpted this information from the Employer Questionnaire submitted to the Best Companies Group.

Adventure Life provides small-group, customized adventure travel throughout South and Central America and Antarctica. We are committed to providing quality tours that have a positive impact on the local culture and environment. Group size is kept to a minimum, welcoming a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our goal is to provide a fun and exciting holiday, while creating a better understanding between travelers and our wonderful hosts.

Quite frankly, with a little time, money and effort, many companies could if they desired to, offer many of the benefits we provide our employees. But they could not so easily replicate the unique relationships and support system found at Adventure Life. There is an exceptional respect that our co-workers share with one another. I can as easily call my fellow Adventure Lifers exceptional employees, as I can call them valued friends. I know that I can find people at work who will support me with a pressing project or client, or who will cook my family dinner for a month while I'm preoccupied with a newborn, and who make me laugh. We care about each other, and we care about what we've created together at Adventure Life.

We actively support flex-time where it is reasonable and practical to do so, and where operational needs will not be adversely affected. Flextime is a work schedule which allows employees to work hours that are not within our standard 8:30 to 5:30 pm/ M-F. This is available year-round to take advantage of the great Montana landscape. Our office is populated by outdoor enthusiasts from snowboarders and hikers to kayakers and campers.

As an adventure travel company, our travel education benefits almost ensures that our employees will be active and outside on their travels. In addition, we supplement health club membership, and within the company we've developed soccer, volleyball, and softball teams, and support each other outside of work through kayaking classes, nightly lap swims, spinning classes, or weekend camping and/or rafting trips. Some employees take advantage of flextime and take time for an afternoon run—two of our staff members have run the Missoula marathon, and three is in the middle of training for next year's event. The point is, not only do we make it possible for our employees to enjoy Montana's outdoors, the office collectively supports this type of lifestyle.

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