Balihoo Named One of Outside’s Best Places to Work

National brands like Aflac, Geico, and New Balance need to stay connected with consumers at the local level to remain successful. Balihoo, a cloud-based marketing platform, helps by launching digital and traditional ad campaigns for more than 350,000 local outlets. But employees here keep themselves grounded, too, with daily excursions to trails in the Boise foothills, yoga mats, or the downstairs wine and tapas bar.

Location: Boise, Idaho

Number of Employees: 92

Company CultureBalihoo’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

Hiring: Yes! Customer success coordinators, project managers, implementation managers, and software/database developers. Learn More