Balihoo Named One of Outside’s Best Places to Work
Location: Boise, Idaho
Number of Employees: 92
Company Culture: Balihoo’s office used to be a 19th-century grocery store, and though they’ve kept the brick facade, local artists redesigned its interior with reclaimed materials—desks made from old doors, shower-door conference rooms, stairs lined with recycled street signs. The company’s digs sit a block from the Boise River Greenbelt, a 25-mile, tree-lined scenic path. Good thing, because Balihoos bike a collective 200 miles to and from work each week. And they’re only a few minutes from the trail-clad Sawtooth foothills, where the staff’s mountain bikers can play during lunch and recover with local microbrews (or employee homebrews) from the office kegerator.
Sweet Perks: Unlimited paid time off, plus a $40 per month bike maintenance reimbursement program. Add to that twice-weekly yoga, massage days, annual campouts at “Camp Balihoo” (the founder’s mountain cabin), and annual bike repair seminars, and it’s no wonder these folks love their jobs.
Giving Back: Balihoo holds an annual steampunk-themed gala/auction that last year raised $57,000 for Family Advocates, a nonprofit for victims of sexual assault and abuse. Also, on a monthly basis, Balihoos contribute time to the Boise Ronald McDonald House.
In Their Own Words: “Working at Balihoo is like being on a movie set: cool, crazy, professional people all working toward a focused, awesome goal. But there’s more typing and not quite as much drama.” — Chaya Knopp, office coordinator
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