More Best Places to Work: Geographic Expeditions

Adventure-travel outfitter

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Location: San Francisco
Number of Employees: 55
Digs: A refurbished military building in San Francisco’s Presidio.
Culture: “People work here because they’re jazzed about the places we go,” says president James Sano, a mountaineer and medical doctor. Indeed, the staff exudes pride in providing top-end trips to places like Kenya and Bhutan. It helps that they get out there themselves: once a year, each employee goes on a “familiarization trip” to one of the company’s destinations.
Sweet Perk: Every quarter, a top-performing employee gets an airline ticket to anywhere the company operates.

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