Patagonia

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About the Company

Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. A certified B Corporation, the company is recognized internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism—and its contributions of more than $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to date.

Certifications

Patagonia has received the following certifications.

Top 100 2021
TOP 100
2021
Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

259 w. santa clara st. ventura ca

Company Headquarters

Industry:

Construction

Company Headquarters

Company CEO's name:

Ryan Gellert

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Number of employees:

10000 +

Why Patagonia IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

One way we collaborate throughout our company is through collaborative learning experiences. Our learning experiences offer employees an opportunity to meet employees across different parts of the business, share ideas and innovate to solve unique business opportunities. This helps to develop employee skills and knowledge, it improved relationships across teams, and helps to solve problems faster

Onboarding is another way we collaborate throughout the company. Our onboarding program brings new employees together to experience what it means to live our mission and values. One example is Tin Shed Day and Philosophy Class.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

People work at Patagonia because they care deeply about saving our home planet.
According to our FY21 Annual Organization Pulse Survey:
90% of our employees believe Patagonia has an outstanding future.

88% of our employees are satisfied with the actions Patagonia is taking to be a mission driven organization. This includes our commitment to initiatives such as monitoring our own progress, taking legal action to stand up for what we value and be a voice for positive change and supporting partner organizations and grantees that are committed to saving our home planet.

93% of employees are proud to work for Patagonia

83% of our employees believe Patagonia is fulfilling its mission statement of “we are in business to save our home planet” which means our employees feel we have an outstanding future and trust our senior leadership has communicated a vision of the future that inspires and motivates

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

At Patagonia our culture is about respect and ensuring all voices are heard and ideas are valued throughout the company. Patagonia creates an environment for the free expression of ideas, opinions and beliefs. We achieve this by our employee listening strategy which is an integrated approach to understanding the employee experience. It is designed to involve employees, harness their ideas, feedback and take those insights
to inform better decision making and deliver our organization’s purpose.

78% of employees feel that when they speak up at work, their ideas and suggestions are valued

88% of employees feel free to share ideas and concerns directly with their immediate supervisor or manager

86% of employees feel they are treated as an individual regardless of age, race, gender, physical capabilities, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion

91% of employees feel their immediate supervisor/manager cares for their well- being which means our leaders take the time to ensure employees can bring their authentic self to work and is committed to the human aspects and authenticity of leading through empathy and understanding.

Note: This data was collected from the height of the pandemic when people were scared, alone feeling isolated, unsure what was going to happen in the world and employees felt cared for, supported and their leaders were really there for them in their lives and making sure they had the mental health and physical resources they needed to be successful in navigating through uncertainty.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

At Patagonia we believe our performance as individuals and teams directly impacts our ability to save our home planet. We created a customized performance management program to help our employees achieve their professional and personal goals. The purpose of this program is to give ongoing feedback, so employees have a clear understanding of how they are progressing on their goals and make sure employees are equitably rewarded and recognized for their contributions. Another critical aspect of our performance program is ensuring employees align one – two goals in support of our justice & antiracism strategy, which means we ask employees to think about their personal development aligned to what it means to work towards being an anti-racist company.

88% of employees feel their immediate supervisor/manager provides timely and helpful feedback

86% of employees feel that when it comes to their personal goals Patagonia provides opportunities to support participation in learning and development activities

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

we hire people who are aligned with our values and then find ways to support them in that pursuit. For example, we hire people who care deeply about the environment and saving our planet – so we provide paid environmental internships (up to 6 weeks) and paid volunteer hours (up to 18 hours each year) to volunteer for one or our organizations anywhere in the world.

80% of employees believe we are successful at living our Core Values.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

We offer high-quality on-site child development centers at our corporate offices and warehouse. These are integrated with work – where parents can nurse or visit their children throughout the day.
o When nursing Moms travel for work, we pay for the child and a childcare specialist to travel with the employee so they can continue to nurse and bond with their child – and don’t have to choose between continuing to nurse or working.
o We pay 100% of the medical premiums for all individual employees
o We frequently make annual contributions (in addition to our standard employer match) 10% or more to all employee’s 401k accounts.
o We provide an Environmental Internship where employees can volunteer for up to 6 weeks of paid time anywhere in the world to help an environmental organization.

o We provide 4 weeks each year for salaried and hourly employees (who are able work off site) the ability to work off-site in approved remote locations.
o We have three on-site organic, local cafes that make delicious food for our employees.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

We offer high-quality on-site child development centers at our corporate offices and warehouse. These are integrated with work – where parents can nurse or visit their children throughout the day.

When nursing Moms travel for work, we pay for the child and a childcare specialist to travel with the employee so they can continue to nurse and bond with their child – and don’t have to choose between continuing to nurse or working.

We pay 100% of the medical premiums for all individual employees

We frequently make annual contributions (in addition to our standard employer match) 10% or more to all employee’s 401k accounts.

We provide an Environmental Internship where employees can volunteer for up to 6 weeks of paid time anywhere in the world to help an environmental organization.

We provide 4 weeks each year for salaried and hourly employees (who are able work off site) the ability to work off-site in approved remote locations.

We have three on-site organic, local cafes that make delicious food for our employees.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

"90% of Patagonia employees are satisfied with the benefits they receive
o Employees are eligible for Bonus in all roles including retail, childcare, hourly and salaried employees.
o Employees are eligible for up to 18 hours of activism
o Every employee gets 1 Floating holiday per year in addition to company paid holidays
o We offer an employer match for donations our employees make to non-profits
o Employees have the opportunity to be on the enviro grant counsel
o We offer Patagonia resource groups for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
o Our benefits package includes:
o 16 weeks fully paid maternity
o 12 weeks fully paid Paternity
o 12 week of paid family leave
o 12 weeks fully paid Adoptive parent leave
o Fertility assistance
o We offer Onsite childcare at our three biggest campuses in the U.S.
o We pay bail if employees get arrested at a protest
o We offer paid Environmental Internships – up to 6 weeks
o Childcare stipend for employees with childcare needs
o Travel support program for working parents of infants
o Organic café in three locations
o short term e-bike rentals from our campus fleet for employees to borrow around town.
o Workout classes - yoga, pilates, circuit training
o Pro-deals on other brands plus up to 70% off all Patagonia products
o Fully paid backed employee health insurance starting day one on the job
o We pay all employees $15 or MIT Living Wage – whichever is higher."
o We have three on-site organic, local cafes that make delicious food for our employees.