Patagonia Again Tops for Workers
Outdoor clothing maker Patagonia has once again made Fortune Magazine's list of the 100 best companies to work for in America, moving up seventeen places from last year's ratings to its current position in forty-first place. The Ventura, California based company has been in the top 100 since 1998 when Fortune first published the rankings---which are determined primarily by anonymous employee surveys. Among the policies and benefits that contribute to Patagonia's outstanding employee relations, are its on-site child care, two months paid leave for mothers and fathers of newborns, relaxed workplace, and uncompromising commitment to the environment.
See FRED ALVAREZ, Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2002