The Bouldering Wall at Petzl America
Petzl America staff making use of the employee bouldering wall at lunch, one of the many perks that make Petzl America one of Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work."

We are pleased to announce that Petzl America, Petzl's North American Headquarters, was named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. According to Outside Magazine, "the “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance." Petzl America also made Outside's Best Places to Work list in 2008.

“We are honored to once again find ourselves on Outside’s ‘Best Places to Work’ list, said Nazz Kurth, President of Petzl America. “Petzl America’s core values have always included a healthy work-life balance, trust and respect for our employees, and corporate social responsibility. These pillars make up the fabric of who we are as a company because we believe it’s the right thing to do – but it’s always great to be recognized for our efforts in this area, too.”

“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff.”

It is Petzl America’s goal to offer employees a variety of ways to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. From flexible work hours and generous vacation time to a matching program for time volunteered or money donated to non-profits, we encourage employees not only to work hard, but also to explore their passions.

Founded on a spirit of adventure and a passion for the outdoors, Petzl America also provides a climbing wall and workout facility onsite, as well as discounted passes to local climbing gyms and ski resorts. In addition, we work constantly to minimize our environmental impact through robust recycling programs, high-efficiency lighting, xeriscaping, as well as company-wide rail passes to encourage use of public transportation.

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