More Best Places to Work: Leisure Trends Group

Outdoor-sports and recreation research firm

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Location: Boulder, Colorado
Number of Employees: 47 full-time employees plus five interns
Digs: Office building next to the Boulder Creek, with views of the Front Range, a lounge/library, and walls decorated with antique outdoor gear and photos.
Culture: The name, perhaps, says it best: if you’re into outdoor leisure pursuits, you’ll fit right in with Leisure Trends Group, who handles all facets of market research for how people play in the outdoors today. Work is collaborative and casual—jeans, shorts, and, yes, flip flops. Computer time is a necessary evil of the daily grind, but employees are given time to get outside and play (naturally) during the day.
Sweet Perks: Free ski passes at Eldora Mountain Resort and significantly-discounted gear from LTG partners. Plus, three specific company-sponsored celebrations: 1. A holiday party. 2. A summer BBQ. 3. A special anniversary event where all employees who have been with the company for five years or more (currently 47 percent of the staff) is invited to attend.
Now Hiring: Research analyst, office coordinator
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