www.zozi.com">zozi.com, the leading brand for discovering unique local experiences such as stargazing by kayak, sushi-making class on a catamaran, and abalone diving paired with a seafood feast, was featured in Outside Magazine’s fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list. zozi was ranked No...The full list and related story is published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands today.
“zozi’s mission is to inspire people to get out there and experience all the amazing things life has to offer,” says T.J. Sassani, CEO and founder of zozi. “This is something that every teammate here is extremely passionate about, and we work hard to build an environment that allows this vision to shine through everyday in our workplace. From day one, my team has looked to top innovators in this area such as Gary Erickson, founder and CEO of Clif Bar, and Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, because they have been so successful in creating inspiring workplaces, and it’s a great honor to be named to such an exclusive list alongside them.”
Sassani, inspired during a trek he took around the world in 2007 that began with a cross-Europe cycling trip, and ended shipwreck diving among bull sharks in Australia, set out to find a way for people to embrace all the rich experiences this world has by making them more accessible to everyone.
Since then, zozi has grown to 45 team members, and is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in New York City. The company perks and benefits include attractive stock options, 100% company-paid health benefits, social responsibility programs, sabbatical time, gym memberships, and complimentary zozi experiences for friends and family, among others.
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 the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs.
All of the results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees’ enjoyment of active endeavors, and environmental and social involvement.
“These 50 companies are successful precisely because they support a proper work-life balance,” says Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside. “Happy workers that feel part of a active community are guaranteed to be more engaged and productive. And the companies on our list are offering amazing benefits: organic cafeterias, on-site fitness classes, reimbursements for gym memberships and ski passes, opportunities for on-the-clock community service, and much more.”
zozi.com helps consumers get more out of life for less by offering the most unique experiences and activities in their cities at the best prices. Curated by a team of local experts who believe everyone should experience what this amazing world has to offer, zozi delivers unforgettable experiences like stargazing by kayak in Lake Tahoe, outdoor cooking classes in Golden Gate Park, introductory flight lessons, diving for abalone paired with a seafood feast, and wine tasting by horseback. zozi also features specials on one-of-a-kind weekend getaway and vacation packages for customers nationwide. zozi is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.zozi.com.
About Outside Magazine
Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle magazine, with over two million readers a month. For more than 30 years, the magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center:http://www.outdoorindustry.org.
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