Denver-based PAIRIN has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s 50 Best Places to Work 2018. Winning companies provide great workplaces for employees and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors, while also respecting the environment.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work,” said Michael Simpson, CEO of PAIRIN. “As a company founded by coaches, we strive to provide a meaningful, fun work environment where our team members lean into difficult conversations and personal growth because they know they are valued as a whole person. Our employees created our company culture and values, so it’s no wonder they love working here,” Michael added.
“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Abigail Wise, online managing editor, OUTSIDE. “Employees took part in an anonymous survey to measure personal experience, while The Best Companies Group evaluated each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics.”
The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. This is OUTSIDE’s eleventh year providing the Best Places to Work.
PAIRIN is a fast-growing social enterprise software company whose products personalize career exploration, professional development and hiring, helping employers limit unconscious bias when hiring. Their clients include many workforce development programs that serve underserved populations, high schools, colleges and companies of all sizes. PAIRIN lives by the principles that they want to model for all educators and employers as the leadership team deeply values their employees’ ability to think and contribute strategically regardless of position. Employees at PAIRIN have total transparency regarding the company’s direction and are often found sharing and celebrating the stories of how PAIRIN’s products and services impact people of all demographics to live better lives through relevant education and equitable employment.
PAIRIN offers employees flexible schedules and unlimited PTO. Instead of a maximum vacation, team members must take a minimum of two weeks of vacation and are encouraged to work when and where it makes the most sense for them. In addition to Friday happy hours and monthly team gatherings, PAIRIN employees are often found on team hikes and climbs, and the annual company-wide retreat in the mountains is always a favorite. Employees also benefit from amazing benefits including unlimited PTO; 100% employer paid healthcare, vision and dental premiums; company equity through Incentive Stock Options (ISO); a 401K plan and educational reimbursement program; and of course, a dog-friendly office.
Best Places to Work 2018 Winners:
|1||Southwest Michigan First||Kalamazoo, MI||Non-Profit – Other|
|2||Peak Design||San Francisco, CA||Product Design|
|3||WhippleWood CPAs||Littleton, CO||Accounting|
|4||Adaptive Sports Center||Crested Butte, CO||Non-Profit – Other|
|5||Ergodyne||Saint Paul, MN||Safety Products|
|6||BSW Wealth Partners||Boulder, CO||Financial Services – Other|
|7||Global Citizen Year||Oakland, CA||Education|
|8||GroundFloor Media||Denver, CO||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|10||Power Digital Marketing||San Diego, CA||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|11||Avid4 Adventure||Boulder, CO||Education|
|12||J&A Racing||Virginia Beach, VA||Services – Other|
|13||Hailey Sault||Duluth, MN||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|14||Spawn Ideas, Inc||Anchorage, AK||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|15||ATJ (Asia Transpacific Journeys)||Boulder, CO||Hospitality/Travel/Tourism|
|19||The Garrett Companies||Greenwood, IN||Real Estate|
|20||Backbone Media||Carbondale, CO||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|21||Development Counsellors International||New York, NY||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|22||Montana Wilderness Association||Helena, MT||Non-Profit – Other|
|23||Foundant Technologies||Bozeman, MT||Technology|
|24||SportRx||San Diego, CA||Ecommerce Eye Wear|
|26||N2 Publishing||Wilmington, NC||Publishing/Printing|
|28||Sterling-Rice Group||Boulder, CO||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|29||GeoEx||San Francisco, CA||Hospitality/Travel/Tourism|
|31||EverCheck||Jacksonville Beach, FL||Technology|
|32||JRF Ortho||Centennial, CO||Non-Profit – Other|
|33||Young & Laramore||Indianapolis, IN||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|38||Geocaching HQ||Seattle, WA||Technology|
|39||Small Giants||Scottsdale. AZ||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|40||Beach Cities Health District||Redondo Beach, CA||Healthcare – Provider|
|42||Ascent360, Inc.||Golden, CO||Technology|
|43||Camp + King||San Francisco, CA||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|46||Rustic Pathways||Willoughby Hills, OH||Experiential Travel, Education|
|47||Mondo Robot||Boulder, CO||Advertising/PR/Marketing|
|48||Infinite Energy||Gainesville, FL||Energy|
|49||BrainStorm, Inc.||American Fork, UT||Technology|
|50||SummitCove Vacation Lodging||Keystone, CO||Hospitality/Travel/Tourism|
The complete list of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018 (including the 50 honorable mentions) is available at OutsideOnline.com. For a list of past winners and for more information on the selection process, visit www.Bestplacestoworkoutside.com.
For more information on OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018 or to schedule an interview with an editor, please contact Kailey McGarvey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.695.7046.
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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.
PAIRIN is a social enterprise software company whose mission is to make education relevant and hiring equitable. The PAIRIN Readiness Management System™ is the world’s first competency-based talent ecosystem that personalizes career exploration, job matching and professional development. Recognized as the 2017 Denver Chamber of Commerce Start-Up of the Year, the 2017 Colorado Technology Association APEX Emerging Tech Company of the Year award, and 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch winner, PAIRIN continues to lead the skills-based talent pipeline evolution for education and industry. Find out more at www.PAIRIN.com.