Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance.
“I’m so thrilled that The Honest Kitchen has made the Best Places to Work list again this year,” Lucy Postins, founder and CEO of The Honest Kitchen, said. “We have a real commitment to the well being of our teams, both human and canine, and a strong focus on creating a working environment that fosters individuality and creativity, as we continue our face-paced growth.”
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 an office in the United States.
Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.
“We’re proud to publicize the efforts of these 100 companies,” Outside Editor Christopher Keyes said. “They each show a real commitment to creating active, healthy work environments and put a premium on innovative benefits. Year after year, Outside’s Best Places to Work program demonstrates that America’s most successful companies are the ones that consistently promote true work-life balance for their employees.”
The Honest Kitchen’s San Diego office is dog friendly, which helps keep a fun office culture and promotes regular exercise breaks during the day. In-office perks include two company-owned bikes for employees’ personal use, monthly employee chair massages and reimbursement for fitness coverage such as yoga, gym fees, exercise classes or team membership fees (like kickball, marathon training).
In 2013 The Honest Kitchen introduced a ‘Contribution Teams’ program, which allows staff to contribute to the company’s cultural development and employee happiness, by participating in projects outside of their normal job responsibilities. The company also offers a flexible working schedule, so that each person can create the workplace/outside balance that they need.