Outside Best Places to Work in U.S. – SportRx Eyewear makes Top 10


SAN DIEGO (October, 2014) – SportRx has been selected as a top-10 company for OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. The entire list of winners appears online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.

To find the best places to work in the United States, OUTSIDE conducted a rigorous eight-month vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies, and went straight to the employees to hear about factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies who cultivate a comfortable and collaborative workplace, enable their employees to enjoy the great outdoors, and take pride in their roles in the community and the environment.

Outside Best Places to Work 2014 - SportRx

“If you’re considering a career change or searching for your dream job, OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list is the first place to look,” said OUTSIDE Executive Editor Michael Roberts. “These companies set the standard for workplaces that really value their employees and offer an experience that’s fulfilling inside and outside the office.”

SportRx aligns perfectly with OUTSIDE’s standard of community and work/life balance. “Our philosophy is simple: Be nice to people,” said SportRx Vice President, Rob Tavakoli. “We love what we do, and our passion is conveyed through the SportRx culture and the service we provide to our customers.”

The SportRx Headquarters serves as a community hub for local organizations such as the San Diego County Bike Coalition, the SDSU Sports MBA program, the San Diego Track Club, and more. In addition, every day, SportRx sets up a pit stop along the bike path in front of their office to provide local athletes and bike commuters a place to refuel with free water, granola bars, and APX sports drink.

SportRx is led by company president, Dan Bruton, who is also a Sports Business Professor at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University. Bruton provides an ongoing stream of internship opportunities at SportRx to help his students pave their careers in the sports industry. Many of SportRx’s current employees are former students of Bruton.

About SportRx: In 1996, SportRx changed the way people buy glasses and gave active prescription-wearers a solution to their longtime struggles with vision. Since the Clinton Era, SportRx has pioneered the industry in prescription wraparound sunglasses, prescription snow goggles, and prescription motorcycle eyewear, and can custom-tailor performance eyewear for athletes in virtually every sport – regardless of prescription strength. Customers can order prescription eyewear online at sportrx.com in their favorite brands such as Oakley, Ray-Ban, Smith, etc., and have them delivered right to their doorstep. With free shipping, easy returns, and expert optics advice, SportRx eliminates the uncertainty of shopping online, and gives customers an instant resource for all things eyewear. SportRx Opticians are available to answer questions about eyewear, and you can follow this crazy bunch on the SportRx blog, YouTube Channel, and Facebook page.

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About OUTSIDE: 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, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

About The Best Companies Group: 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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