WHITEFISH, MONTANA - The ZaneRay Group today was named to Outside Magazine's fifth annual "Best Places to Work" list. The ZaneRay Group was ranked No. 10 out of 100 selected companies. Profiles of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 14, 2012. The full list of 100 will be available August 2 at outsideonline.com.
Outside's "Best Places to Work" project 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 yearlong 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. The experts at the 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.
In past years, Outside has highlighted 50 outstanding companies. This year, Best Companies Group determined that there were so many top-quality applicants that the list needed to be expanded. Outside editors agreed, and doubled the size of the list.
"I like to think of ZaneRay as a team of idealists. Put passion into your work and the place you work and you will be successful," says Reed Gregerson, President of ZaneRay. "The concept is simple; the execution can be a bit more complicated. I think in our own way we've been able to succeed and have been able to do so in a way that complements our lives outside of work, which revolves around family and the outdoors."
"We feel honored to be one of Outside's top places to work. This is also an award that recognizes the kind of success we at ZaneRay value: challenging, decent paying jobs, adventure and a family life, in a place that others dream about visiting."
"We're thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies," says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. "They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they're providing: free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office -- result in a more productive and engaged staff."
The ZaneRay Group's work has been recognized by Hubspot Blog, 10 Brands With Website Designs That Nail Both Form AND Function with long time ZaneRay client, Patagonia's site listed as number 1. At the 2011 MCM Awards, C.C. Filson and Co. that took Gold in 2 categories as well as the top award of Multi Channel Merchant of the Year. The Filson site was designed and developed by The ZaneRay Group.