For the third time, Deckers joins Outside Magazine’s Annual Best Places to Work List
Goleta, CA--Deckers Outdoor Corporation was named to Outside magazine’s fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list today. The full list and related story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands today.
Outside magazine’s “Best Places to Work” celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The year-long selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs.
All of the results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees’ enjoyment of active endeavors, and environmental and social involvement.
“Being named a Best Place to Work for the third year in a row is a great honor,” says Angel Martinez, Deckers’ CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Because our employees are the ones who determine the outcome of the survey, we know we’re heading in the right direction to ensure their satisfaction.”
“These 50 companies are successful precisely because they support a proper work-life balance,” says Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside. “Happy workers that feel part of an active community are guaranteed to be more engaged and productive. And the companies on our list are offering amazing benefits: organic cafeterias, on-site fitness classes, reimbursements for gym memberships and ski passes, opportunities for on-the-clock community service, and much more.”
Deckers' culture encourages not only activity but creativity as well. In an environment that feels more like family than work, the doors are always open for all employees to explore opportunities to learn and grow through the Employee Engagement and Learning program. Deckers provides services that help to free up employees from running errands after work or during their lunch break including car washes, dry cleaning, massage therapy, a fresh produce truck, a mobile frozen yogurt food truck and a Starbucks coffee service to promote the use of reusable mugs.
There is a fleet of bikes and stand-up paddleboards available to employees for a quick trip to the beach, which is located less than a mile away. The company’s Deckers Goods program encourages community service around the globe, and provides on-the-clock opportunities for employees to volunteer.
About Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Deckers Outdoor Corporation strives to be a premiere lifestyle marketer that builds niche brands into global market leaders by designing and making innovative, functional and fashion-oriented footwear developed for both high performance outdoor activities and everyday casual lifestyle use. Teva®, Simple® Shoes, UGG® Australia, Sanuk®, Tsubo®, Ahnu® and MOZO® are registered trademarks of Deckers Outdoor Corporation. For more information, visit www.Deckers.com.
About Outside Magazine
Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle magazine, with over two million readers a month. For more than 30 years, the magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Visit the magazine online at www.outsideonline.com.
About the Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional 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.
About the Outdoor Industry Association
Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center: www.outdoorindustry.org.