According to the active, outdoorsy health and nature purveyors at Outside magazine, New Belgium Brewing Co. has created a company that gives its workers an ideal balance between work and play. New Belgium has been selected as one of Outside’s Best Places to Work 2014, and the magazine ranked the brewery seventh out of 100 selected companies. That’s not even that impressive. In 2008, New Belgium debuted on the list in the No. 1 spot; this is the sixth time that New Belgium has made the top 20.
Each year, Outside recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike an ideal work-life balance and encourage active lifestyles, eco-consciousness and giving back to the community. The entire list of winners can be found right over here.
“It’s quite an honor to be recognized for your culture,” said Bryan Simpson, PR director of New Belgium. “Having fun is a core value here, but we are also an incredibly hard-working bunch and value co-worker input. Being 100 percent employee-owned means everyone has a voice and a hand in making this brewery the best that it can be.”
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, and 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 highest ranking respondents: 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.
“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.”