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Outside Magazine released their list of the 50 best places to work. They sent questionnaires to select companies with at least 15 employees, with the help of their research partner Best Companies Group, to rate employee satisfaction. The rankings were made by analysts at the Pennsylvania-based research firm. They ranked the companies based on which "best-enabled employees to balance productivity with an active and socially and ecologically conscious lifestyle," according to the magazine's website.

10 Collie+McVoy
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Industry: Advertising firm
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Number of Employees: 170
Perks: Alternative work environment, Fitness, Community and environmental support
Hiring? Yes

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9 Parliament
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Industry: Design and Advertising agency
Location:Portland, OR
Number of Employees: 17
Perks: Alternative work environment, Fitness
Hiring? Yes

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8 Skullcandy
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Industry: Consumer-electronics manufacturer
Location:Park City, UT
Number of Employees: 216
Perks: Alternative work environment, Fitness, Travel
Hiring? Yes

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7 Groundspeak
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Industry: Location-based-technology adventure operator
Location:Seattle, WA
Number of Employees: 61
Perks: Flex time, Community and environmental support
Hiring? Yes

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6 Superfeet Worldwide
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Industry: Insole manufacturer
Location:Ferndale, WA
Number of Employees: 94
Perks: Alternative work environment, Flex time, community and environmental support
Hiring? No

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5 Clif Bar
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Industry: Energy-food manufacturer
Location:Emeryville, CA
Number of Employees: 272
Perks: Flex time, Fitness, Community & environmental support
Hiring? Yes

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4 Boa Technology
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Industry: Footwear-technology designer
Location:Denver, CO
Number of Employees: 50
Perks: Alternative work environment, Fitness
Hiring? Yes

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3 Sterling-Rice Group
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Industry: Advertising and communications firm
Location:Boulder, CO
Number of Employees: 140
Perks: Alternative work environment, Community environmental support
Hiring? Yes

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2 EMPSi
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Industry: Environmental-consulting group
Location:Boulder, CO
Number of Employees: 28
Perks: Flex time, Community environmental support
Hiring? Yes

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1 Natural Habitat Adventures
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Industry: Adventure-travel operator
Location:Boulder, CO
Number of Employees: 35
Perks: Travel, fitness, Community environmental support
Hiring? Yes

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