Posted August 18, 2011 by Molly Douma Brewer on Lifestyle
When I interviewed for my PR job here at MERCURYcsc, I knew I was walking into an airy, contemporary office where creativity and ideas must be on fire. I understood the Mercurians, whose profiles I'd read on the website, were all interesting people, doing good work while free-timing with surfing, spelunking, farming, fly fishing, crafting Adirondack chairs, photography, big game hunting and of course skiing. I didn't know I would laugh with my coworkers every day—and I mean really laugh—with this crew that shares various forms of offbeat humor. Months ago, when we filled out Outside Magazine's questionnaire for best places to work, I didn't notice "laughing daily" as one of the parameters, but when we landed at #16, in the ranks with companies like Patagonia, New Belgium Brewing, SmartWool, Clif Bar, Santa Cruz Bicycles and Livestrong, I reflected on what got us there.
Alternative Work Environment
Flex Time and Fitness
Weekly mountain bike rides, Mercury kickball (our record will not be disclosed), group yoga at a local studio, powder clause (barring major work deadlines, it's acceptable to ski on a powder morning.)