Outside Magazine has named TaylorMade-adidas Golf to its fifth annual "Best Places to Work"  list. TMAG ranked sixth out of 10 selected large companies and 32nd overall (there also are categories for small and medium companies) on the list, which is published in the magazine's September issue.
“We’re a company of golfers,” President and CEO Mark King told Outside, “and that fuels our passion in the office and on the course.”
The list celebrates what it calls innovative companies that set a new standard for a healthy work-life balance, and was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group.
Outside's profile of TaylorMade  says the company has 937 employees and operates out of a 75,000-acre campus lined with palm trees, within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad, Calif. “And while the links addicts get their fix with frequent R&D outings to the nearby Shadowridge and Torrey Pines courses,” the profile says, “everyone on staff gets access to a 1,300-square-foot fitness center.”
Congrats to TaylorMade for a well-deserved honor, and I applaud Outside for including a golf company on its list. But seeing as how Outside has, over the years, vastly expanded the outdoor sports and activities it covers, it’s an easy argument that multiple other golf-related companies fit the criteria for inclusion on these lists as well.
Oh yeah, if you’re interested in a job at TaylorMade, the magazine says they’re hiring designers and engineers. I suspect they also might need people to help rake up all the cash they’re making with the record-setting sales of their R11S and RocketBallz gear.