More Best Places to Work: Patagonia

Outdoor retail clothing company

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Location: Ventura, CA
Number of Employees: 1,210
Digs: Both the Ventura headquarters the Reno Service Center warehouse (Gold LEED Certified) house workout areas for yoga classes, bike and surfboard racks, biking and walking trails, sand beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, ping pong, foosball, and exercise equipment.
Culture: When they’re not making and marketing sports threads, employees are encouraged to get outside and bike, walk, or run during their breaks (the office has on-site shower facilities). The Ventura Campus has an organic cafeteria and daycare facility; the Reno Service Center has food delivered each day. All locations recycle, compost, and have building energy efficiencies or alternative energy sources.      
Sweet Perks: Naturally, each employee gets great discounts on Patagonia products. In addition, employees can sign up for an environmental internship, allowing them to volunteer for a green non-profit of their choice up to two months while still earning their regular pay.
Now Hiring: Apparel graphic designer, IT systems administrator, and managing editor—catalog, among others

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