The 30 Best Places to Work: The Honest Kitchen

Maker of dehydrated pet food and all-natural treats and supplements for pets

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Location: San Diego, California
Number of employees: 20 human staff, 26 four-legged executives
 A 3,500 square-foot loft in a one hundred-year-old red brick building that used to be home to the Wonder Bread factory. The floor plan is very open, with lots of brick and natural wood—and of course dogs, dog beds, and water bowls all over the place. Massage chairs, lots of sofas (usually occupied by one or more dogs), and bookshelves dot the office.
Culture: It goes without saying: it’s a dog culture. Twelve office dogs are the focal point of everything: schedules are often structured around their walks, meaning lots of fresh air for everyone. Employees take advantage of flexible hours to accommodate their personal needs, everything from children’s sports to canine acupuncture appointments.
Sweet Perk: Monthly in-office chair massages for everyone and dog peticures for the office pups. Office outings are in the oft, and include lectures (the staff recently went to hear the Dalai Lama speak), local craft brew houses, restaurants, and occasional baseball games.
Now Hiring: National sales manager, experiential marketing / consumer insights manager, channel manager and six territory sales people

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