Seattle Companies Recognized for Outstanding Workplace Culture

They are among 100 companies highlighted as having the best work environments in the nation
Updated: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:54
REI employees celebrate the opening of the co-op's new store in North Conway, New Hampshire on Sept. 27, 2019.

Four Seattle companies have earned a place on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020 rankings, earning the bragging rights for being highlighted as being among the best workplaces in the nation.

The following companies earned the honor:

No. 31, consulting firm Slalom LLC.

No. 40, international law firm Perkins Coie LLP.

No. 42, telecommunications firm T-Mobile US Inc.

No. 60, outdoor-gear retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)

Slalom made the list for the fifth consecutive year, company officials said in announcing their 31st-place showing on the list of 100. It was the highest mark of the four Seattle companies making the Fortune Best Companies rankings and Slalom’s highest ranking to date ― up 17 spots from its 48th-place showing last year.

“Being recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For over the last five consecutive years is one of the most important accomplishments in Slalom’s history,” says Brad Jackson, chief executive officer and co-founder of Slalom. “I am honored and humbled by this recognition, and it gives me confidence that we are creating a diverse and inclusive global team where our more than 8,000 employees love their work and are learning and growing every day.”

Officials with REI point out in a press release announcing the company’s 60th place showing that REI has been included on the annual Fortune list every year since the list was originally unveiled in 1998. 

"Through awakening and enabling a life-long love of the outdoors, our [14,000] employees are so passionate about the work we do," says Raquel Karls, REI senior vice president of human resources. “This passion is what continues to unite us.”

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020 ranks employers by assessing 60 variables related to workplace culture, including trust, leadership, respect for people and camaraderie.

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