Hanson Dodge Named to Outside Magazine's Top Places to Work for Sixth Consecutive Year

We’re delighted to announce that Hanson Dodge has been named in OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list for the sixth year in a row.

OUTSIDE’s feature on HD highlights the positive and active employee culture, an annual United Way fundraiser, the pet-friendly office environment, and the monthly tradition of “Old-Fashioned Fridays,” in which the company bonds over Wisconsin’s unofficial official cocktail. See the full list of Outside’s 100 Best Places to Work 2017 here.

“Being recognized as an OUTSIDE Magazine Top Work Place for six years in a row stands as a testament to our people and the kind of workplace culture they’re building,” shares founder Tim Dodge. “OUTSIDE's recognition confirms that awesome work environments aren't limited to Boulder, Portland and Austin. Milwaukee is a great place to foster a work/life balance that encourages a healthy, active lifestyle and an energized work environment."

OUTSIDE, America’s preeminent active and adventure lifestyle brand, searches across the US for the top 100 companies that respect the environment and encourage employees to balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors.

OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list of 2017 was driven by employee reviews of their work environment, corporate culture, role satisfaction and overall employee engagement.

“The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office,” offers Jonah Ogles, Articles Editor at OUTSIDE Magazine.  

OUTSIDE uses five company categories that reflect its values and focus during its search for the best companies in the U.S. These categories include Adventure & Travel, Gear, Advertising, Culture and Health & Wellness.

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Ogles.  “The Best Companies Group evaluates each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. There’s also an employee survey to measure personal experience.”



OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, theOutside Podcast, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ for the iPad, Outside tablet edition, Outside Books, and Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Connect with OUTSIDE online, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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