Hydro Flask Named One of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014

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Bend, Oregon –Hydro Flask, the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks, has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014. 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 www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.

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To find the best places to work in the United States, OUTSIDE conducted a rigorous eight-month vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. The group went straight to the employees to hear about 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 who cultivate a comfortable and collaborative workplace, enable their employees to enjoy the great outdoors and take pride in their roles in the community and the environment.

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“If you’re considering a career change or searching for your dream job, OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list is the first place to look,” said OUTSIDE Executive Editor Michael Roberts. “These companies set the standard for workplaces that really value their employees and offer an experience that’s fulfilling inside and outside the office.”

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“We’re absolutely thrilled to be named one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work for a second year in a row,” said Hydro Flask CEO, Scott Allan. “Creating a fun and engaging environment where our employees can feel at home and be themselves is a main priority at Hydro Flask. We know that ultimately, a great culture and an emphasis on hiring the right people is the foundation for a great company.”

Hydro Flask believes in living a life free from lukewarm habits and routines. To this end, the company offers its team paid time off, generous benefits, and profit sharing incentives. Hydro Flask also rewards employees for biking, carpooling, telecommuting or walking to work, offers paid time off for individual and company-wide volunteer outings and tuition reimbursement. Hydro Flask believes in the value of providing a comfortable, open and positive work environment.

The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.

About Hydro Flask: Hydro Flask began in the summer of 2009 in beautiful Bend, Oregon, one of the country’s premiere outdoor playgrounds, with a mission is to save the world from lukewarm beverages.

Hydro Flask is now the award-winning leader in premium, insulated stainless steel flasks and has recently expanded into the food and beverage industry with its food flasks and industry-first double wall vacuum insulted 64 oz growlers. Using only high-quality 18/8 stainless steel, Hydro Flask delivers what people on the go have been looking for: a durable flask that keeps hots hot, colds cold, is stylish, recyclable, and backed by a lifetime warranty.

Hydro Flask believes that great flasks and great causes go hand in hand, and through its charitable arm, FivePercentBack.org™, offers a giveback program that allows consumers to allocate a portion of their flask sales to a charity they choose. For more about Hydro Flask’s charitable mission and commitment to making a difference in the community, visit www.FivePercentBack.org.

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 OUTSIDE 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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