We build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. We are not bound by convention. Each employee has an opportunity to create meaningful changes to the world we live in.
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?
We're always looking for motivated people to join us in our retail stores; at our Ventura, California headquarters; Reno, Nevada Service Center; and occasionally in our overseas offices. 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.
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: We look for those qualities too and pay heed when we see them.
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.