Best Places to Work in 2013: Best Office Culture

On cookout Fridays at DryCase LLC, employees take turns serving home-cooked meals. The office also has a flexible schedule, letting employees take time off or leave early for family events. (DryCase LLC)

Cookout Fridays

On cookout Fridays at DryCase LLC, employees take turns serving home-cooked meals. The office also has a flexible schedule, letting employees take time off or leave early for family events.

On-Site Slacklines

Employees at Seeley Lake Elementary have access to on-site recreational equipment like bikes and Nordic skis, as well as a rec room with a bouldering wall, slacklines, and table tennis. They also can be reimbursed for their college tuition payments.

(Courtesy of Seeley Lake Elementary)


Game Room

During work hours at Brainstorm Inc., employees can play foosball, darts, or take a break in the gaming room. Staff members are also encouraged to take part in bi-monthly service activities in the community.

(Courtesy of Brainstorm)


Roofdeck Happy Hours

Colle+McVoy holds monthly birthday parties, an all-agency holiday party, a spring party, and roofdeck happy hours. The company brings in live music acts for concerts, and encourages employees to bring in their favorite vintage records for a DJ to spin at rooftop gatherings.

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(Courtesy of Colle+McVoy)


Surprise Breakfasts

Drake Cooper hosts surprise breakfasts and dog day afternoons, when employees are welcome to bring their dogs to work during the summer.

(Courtesy of Drake Cooper )


Kid- and Pet-Friendly

The Honest Kitchen prides itself on being a kid- and pet-friendly workplace, and employees can also bring the kids to work events if schol is closed or the nanny cancels at the last minute.

(Courtesy of The Honest Kitchen)


Free Catered Lunch, Kegerator

Staff members are well-fed at Groundspeak, where free catered lunches, bagel breakfasts, and a kitchen with a dual-tap kegerator are part of the job.

(Courtesy of Groundspeak)


Free Medical Premiums

Patagonia's famous for taking care of its employees; the company pays 100 percent of employee medical premiums, gives eight weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave, and offers onsite childcare.

(Courtesy of Patagonia)


On-Site Massage Therapist

ReadyTalk helps its team relax and feel good with an in-office massage therapist, chiropractor, and acupuncturist. If that doesn't work, there are two kegs in the kitchen.

(Courtesy of ReadyTalk)


On-Site Shower

Coast Law Group LLP encourages its lawyers and support staff to get out and surf, with a wetsuit drying rack and shower on-site. The firm also promotes bonding through physical events like the Del Mar Mud Run, and pays for continuing legal education expenses.

(Courtesy of Coast Law Group LLP)

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