Namaste Solar has been selected as one of Outside's Best Places to Work in 2015. Each year, Outside recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. The entire list of winners appears online at outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.
“Making the list of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work for the third year in a row is quite an honor. We’re also thrilled to see so many fellow Colorado-based companies making this year’s list,” said Blake Jones, President and CEO of Namaste Solar. “As an employee-owned cooperative, we collectively decide what makes a healthy and happy workplace. As part of finding that balance, we don’t just measure profit in terms of dollars, but also in terms of employee morale, our community involvement, our impact on the environment and customer satisfaction. For us, our progressive, flexible, employee-friendly policies are an integral part of our success.”
“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office,” said Outside Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”
To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, Outside started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear, and Media. Outside then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives. The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.
About Outside: Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside Magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
About the Best Companies Group: Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.
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