The 30 Best Places to Work: River Design Group

River and wetland restoration company

Outside Magazine's best jobs of 2012     Photo: Outside Magazine

Location: Whitefish, Montana (main office) and Corvallis, Oregon
Number of employees:
 A log cabin with two outbuildings situated on five wooded acres on the outskirts of town. The office décor features photos of RDG’s projects as well as artwork of famous western rivers. The five-acre grounds are adjacent to State lands for recreation and contain a seasonal wetland. Within a two-acre fenced area on site, is a “doggie daycare” facility.
Culture: Work attire is casual and based on whether the day’s activity is a presentation to a watershed committee, or a field excursion wading rivers and taking scientific measurements. During the short, Pacific Northwest summer field season, the field days are typically long and office days are few and far between. Flex hours are generally redeemed during the winter months when winter activities rule. Employees are encouraged to break up the day with a trip to the gym, mountain bike ride, or a few ski runs on a powder day. No matter the time of year, Glacier National Park or the Oregon Coast are always accessible for a break from the grind.
Sweet Perk: RDG pays for employee memberships to a local fitness center of their choice.
Now Hiring: Senior water resources engineer in the Whitefish and Corvallis office

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