50. Tabar

Glove manufacturer

LOCATION: Bethel, CT
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 24
BEST PERKS: Alternative work environment, Flex time, Swag
HIRING: YES! tabarinc.com

Founded in 1982, Tabar is a market-leading designer and importer of mid-to-high-end gloves for the most respected outdoors sports brands in the United States. The company provides technically advanced gloves for four seasons of sports, including outdoor, skiing and snowboarding, cycling, power sports, hunting and fishing, tactical, and watersports. Tabar’s process spans original concept, expert CAD prototype designs, sample production, material sourcing, manufacturing coordination and importation, and global freight forwarding. Its true differentiation is in its analysis of market trends and its original design capabilities of gloves, one of the most technically challenging products in the outdoor industry.

COMPANY CULTURE
Tabar’s corporate culture is one that exists not only to serve our client base and deliver a best-in-class service experience; it also aims to provide a stable base and core for the employees to use as a foundation to build their lives. We have a very open culture that respects and rewards individual and group achievement.

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
Tabat has an extremely rich and generous benefits plan and vacation policy and competitive compensation plans. We have a defined tuition-reimbursement plan. We have the Tabar Thumbs Up Award, which is a roaming statue that sits on an employee’s desk when he or she goes over and above the call of job performance.

FITNESS BENEFITS
We have showers available to employees. We have storage areas for employees to store gear and equipment and exercise clothing, and we offer health-advocacy services at no cost to employees.

FLEXTIME
We offer employees with 10 years of service a formal award as well as an extra week of vacation, for a total of 20 days off work. We offer employees with three years of service 15 days of vacation time. We had a long-term employee take a six-month leave at half pay to take the sailing trip of a lifetime.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Tabar fully sponsors a child in each full-time employee’s name with the organization Save the Children. Tabar currently sponsors 23 children worldwide. Employees get paid time off for approved volunteer work for community or church services

GREEN INITIATIVES
Waste recycling and low-wattage lighting alternatives have been implemented wherever possible.

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