At Mission Bell, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 160 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.91. It was published on Aug 3, 2017. 4506 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked Mission Bell to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Mission Bell is a commercial wood working company that specializes in making beautiful wood cabinets, reception areas and conference rooms for Fortune 500 companies.  In business for 57 years, Mission Bell will soon become 100% employee-owned through an ESOP plan.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Construction & Real Estate
US Headquarters: Morgan Hill, California, 95037 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: San Francisco, California, 94111 US Employees: 249
US Revenues: $60 million Worldwide Revenues: $60 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1959

Shop employees

Perks and Programs

We asked Mission Bell to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • ESOP: Mission Bell’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan that provides its employees with an ownership interest in the company at no cost to employees.
  • LEAN - Continuous Improvement: Our LEAN continuous improvement initiative is our most exciting employee engagement program. Employees are encouraged and empowered to implement their time and money-saving ideas on a daily basis. Last year, we held an Academy Awards ceremony - giving awards for Best of categories.
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Each year, and in partnership with one of our suppliers, Mission Bell subsidizes the cost of an all-day pass to employees and their extended families to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Adults pay $15 for a catered bbq, drinks (including wine/beer) and unlimited rides and other amusement attractions.
  • Environmental Stewardship: LEED, our Shop runs on solar power, our recycling program, we use green products, etc.
  • Thanksgiving Potluck: Every year we have a company-wide Thanksgiving Potluck with near 100% employee participation. The company purchases cooked turkeys and the employees bring side dishes and dessert.
  • Win a FitBit - Fitness Challenge: Employee with the most steps taken during a designated one-week period of time will win a Fitbit step tracker. So far, we have held 3 contests.
  • Operation Christmas Child: Each holiday season employee donate small luxury items to fit inside a "shoebox" which is delivered to needy children around the world. Employees assemble the toys/luxury items inside the boxes, wrap them and deliver them to a drop-off center.
  • Holiday Breakfast: Some years the managers cook a hot breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes) and serve it to all employees. Recently, we started to host the breakfast at a hotel. All employees receive $100 worth of gift cards and a lucky group of 25 employees are picked via a raffle to win exciting prizes (big screen t.v., drone, iPad, bicycle, etc.) totaling $5,000.
  • Health Fair: Our annual Health Fair provides free health screenings: blood pressure, lung test, vision test along with service providers like local dentists, doctors and other wellness related services. Healthy food (salad, fruits, nuts) is provided and raffle prizes are awarded.
  • Salsa Contest: We hold an annual salsa contest with 3 prizes: 1st prize: $100, 2nd prize $50 and 3rd prize: $25


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary90% Company-paid health coverage for employees
90% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 90% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $5,250 Average Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)


26 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
4 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 4 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
24 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (18% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (6% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Snacks Free Keurig coffee/tea Dry cleaning pickup/drop off)


95 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 31 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
95 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)14 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
95 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

Community and Environmental Impact

4 hours Paid time off to volunteer $100 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Director of Safety Leads environmental impact team Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Employees 2


Employees 3

hiring Outlook

12 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 23% Job Growth
10 Average applicants per opening 200 Total job applicants
30% New hires by employee referrals 10% Openings filled by current employees
2 Recent graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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