More Best Places to Work: Full Sail Brewing Company

Craft brewer

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Location: Hood River, Oregon
Number of Employees: 115
Digs: Your typical brewery—complete with fermentation tanks, a filtration system, a bottling line, and a tasting room—on a bluff overlooking one of the best wind- and kite-surfing spots in the world. There’s also front-door access to the Columbia River Gorge.
Culture: Full Sail is an employee-owned company. As such, everyone working for the company is dedicated to and passionate about the product—which just so happens to be craft beer. And because it’s located in the Columbia River Gorge, most everyone just so happens to be passionate about outdoor pursuits too. In a recent survey Full Sail conducted, 85 percent of employees hike, bike, fish, kayak, ski, snowboard, climb, windsurf, or kite-board each week.
Sweet Perks: Full Sail has a standard four-day work week, giving employees a three-day weekend year-round. Also, employees get half-price meals and two beers after each shift in the company’s Tasting Room and Pub, which features local produce, natural grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and wild-caught salmon.
Now Hiring: Salespeople and cooks and servers in the tasting room

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