Did you hear?... Outdoor companies once again represented well in Fortune magazine

Outdoor companies are once again represented well in the Fortune magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For" announcement yesterday.

Outdoor companies are once again represented well in the Fortune magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For" announcement yesterday. W.L. Gore moves up to 34 from the 35th position last year. Patagonia leaps to 41 after sitting at 58 last year. Land's End rests at 53 -- and was not listed last year. REI climbs to 62 from 65 last year. Timberland slips a few notches to 65 from 54 last year. And Rodale? Apparently the challenges that company faced this year were reflected in employee satisfaction -- they fell off the list completely, though we suspect it'll be back in contention soon. Fortune establishes the rankings by surveying company employees to measure pride in work, job satisfaction, etc. as well as researching benefits, company policies and work culture.


Did you hear?…Two industry players break top 10 on Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list

If going to work is a grind, you may want to consider checking out Fortunes' 2006 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Better yet, if you love the outdoor and sports worlds, here are four companies that made the list: W.L. Gore, No. 5; REI, No. 9; Timberland, No. 41; and ...read more

Did you hear?... Patagonia founder profiled in Fortune magazine

Fortune magazine recently profiled one of the outdoor industry's most well-known companies, Patagonia and its founder Yvon Chouinard in the article "Patagonia: Blueprint for green business." It chronicles Chouinard's evolution from a dirtbag climber and self-taught blacksmith ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> W.L. Gore, Timberland and REI appear for the seventh consecutive year on Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list -- quite a feat and honor. They are also the only outdoor companies to make the list this year. More impressive is that all three companies improved their ...read more

REI Ranks #9 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced today that it is ranked number nine on FORTUNE magazine's 2011 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.”“Our ongoing placement on FORTUNE's list is reflected in ...read more

REI Named to FORTUNE’s Best Places to Work List

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), the outdoor retailer regarded for its quality gear, staff expertise, progressive business practices, and community and environmental efforts, announced today that it has again been honored by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of June 21-27 >> The Access Fund and the Bureau of Land Management said they have reached a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a cooperative agreement to work at the national, regional and local levels on mutually beneficial programs, ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Patagonia has been named one of the top 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America. The list was made public on June 28 before 12,000 human resource (HR) professionals at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 56th Annual Conference & Exposition in New ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of March 8-14 >> One new technical apparel company, Westcomb, from Vancouver, British Columbia, showed up at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, holing up in a small room in the Marriot and enticing buyers and media to come take a look-see (we didn't mention the company ...read more

Did you hear?... Buff will once again be a required accessory on Survivor

Buff, as in the tubular head and neck gear, will once again be a required accessory on the new upcoming Survivor show, this one in the Fiji Islands. Survivor contestants on the first three shows in Borneo, Australia, and Africa also wore the item. Not only an accessory that is ...read more