More Best Places to Work: Gazelle Sports

Specialty running store

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Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Number of Employees: 168
Digs: Three retail locations in the state of Michigan: Kalamazoo, Holland, and Grand Rapids. All locations have bike racks and locker rooms to encourage bike commuting. The Kalamazoo store, which houses many of the administrative staff, has a roof-top picnic area. The Holland location is located in downtown of Holland, Michigan.
Culture: As you can imagine, most people that work at Gazelle Sports have an interest running. That passion is shared by the company and it helps the staff maintain a great work-life balance. On a day-to-day basis, the atmosphere is very laid back, with flexibility in schedules so employees can tend to their families, appointments, and pets.
Sweet Perks: It’s all about fitness: reimbursements for race entry fees and gym memberships and hefty discounts on athletic apparel.
Now Hiring: Supply chain assistant, data coordinator, and brand assistant, among other positions

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