Our mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. We sell regenerative organic foods & clothing for climbing, skiing, surfing, flyfishing, paddling & trail running
How to Get Hired
We asked Patagonia for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
When you join Patagonia you're joining a mission more than a company. So first and foremost we're looking for people passionate about saving the planet and stoked to do that by building the best product possible with as little harm to the planet as possible. We don't always have openings but we're always excited to meet someone new and make a connection whether it be at our Ventura, California headquarters, Reno, Nevada Service Center, or one of our 32 stores across the United States. We're especially interested if you share our love of the outdoors, our passion for quality, and our desire to make a difference. We look for candidates who are already living our four core values: Integrity, Environmentalism, Quality, and Not Bound by Convention and have a skill set they can bring to bear to add value in our business.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We sit up and take notice when we read about any unusual combination of interests and experience that reflects a strong spirit, a curious mind, the ability to work hard in a community atmosphere—and a bold move or two, something unexpected. A love of the outdoors and the value of wilderness, deep knowledge of our products and a desire to change business so that it better serves the planet and society. That is how we know you'll connect with what we do. But once we've established that, we're looking for someone who brings a new and diverse set of perspectives and backgrounds. We need fresh thinking all the time. So once we know you share our passion for the planet, we get most excited when we can bring in new and diverse ideas and perspectives of every kind to join in our work and mission.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are in growth mode here at Patagonia. It is a really exciting time to join our company, the more we grow, the more we can use business for good. All departments will be looking for some sort of support in the coming years to help scale our business for the next generation. Hiring people with diverse backgrounds brings in flexibility of thought and openness to new ways of doing things, which will be important as we continue to build our Patagonia community.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Besides keeping an eye on our career site, we encourage you to read Let My People Go Surfing and The Responsible Company which take deep dives into our history, values, community and plans for the future. And follow us on Instagram and other social media sites to keep up with events and what we're working on.