SportRx Recognized as Top 100 Place to Work in America by Outside Magazine
November 9, 2017
San Diego, CA (November 9, 2017) – SportRx, the leader in sports prescription eyewear for athletes and outdoor recreationalists, has been named among the Best Places to Work in America by Outside Magazine. This is the third time SportRx has been selected as a top 100 company, making its mark as the #1 retailer on the list this year. Not only are winning companies great workplaces for employees, but they also respect the environment and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors.
“The Best Companies Group evaluates each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics,” said Jonah Ogles, Articles Editor at Outside Magazine. 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.
SportRx aligns perfectly with Outside’s standard of community and work/life balance. Embedded in their culture is the “work hard/play hard” attitude. SportRx employees are free to work out during their workday and are granted unlimited vacation time. “One SportRx employee is the equivalent of five regular employees elsewhere,” said SportRx President & CEO, Dan Bruton. “We know this, which is why we want to take care of our people and make sure they’re happy.”
SportRx is heavily involved in the community, serving as a hub for organizations such as the San Diego County Bike Coalition, the San Diego Track Club, San Diego Mountain Bike Association, and more. 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.
Staffed with three professors from surrounding San Diego universities, SportRx opens their offices to a steady stream of students to fulfill their work-study programs, earn valuable work experience, and receive guidance on resumé building and job placement. Twenty percent of SportRx employees are former students.
SportRx is a San Diego-based company that was built by active opticians who ride their bikes, run their races, push their jogging strollers, and bomb down slopes. Over the last two decades, we have specialized in custom prescription sport sunglasses (and prescription snow goggles!) for athletes in virtually every sport with virtually any prescription. Since 1996, we’ve been on a mission to help people see better while doing the things they love. Every member of our friendly customer service team is an ABO Certified Optician. With free shipping, free returns, and a five-star customer rating, we remove any barrier to ordering prescription eyewear online. Order all your favorite brands in prescription on sportrx.com and follow us on all our adventures on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and the SportRx blog.