At Sugar Mountain, 79 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 251 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.39. It was published on Oct 1, 2018. 1918 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I can be myself around here.
I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.

What They Do

We asked Sugar Mountain to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Sugar Mountain is a purpose-driven, creative food company that is home to extraordinary food brands and restaurants. We make real food with absolutely zero artificial ingredients and are passionate about our mission to change the way America eats.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Manufacturing & Production
US Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, 98121 US Sites: 11
Major Locations: Seattle, Washington, 98101; Seattle, Washington, 98134; Seattle, Washington, 98121; Bellevue, Washington, 98004; Mercer Island, Washington, 98040; Seattle, Washington, 98109; SeaTac, Washington, 98158; New York, New York, 10003; Bellevue, Washington, 98004; Seattle, Washington, 98105 US Employees: 445
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2000

We make award winning cheese at the Pike Place Market

Perks and Programs

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

  • The Beecher's Foundation: As part of our mission to Change the Way America eats, we’ve created The Beecher's Foundation (, a nonprofit supported by our family of companies. Aimed at building a better food future for all, the Foundation educates and inspires people to eat real food. The Foundation's youth-oriented Pure Food Kids Workshop has educated and empowered over 135,000 grade school students to make healthy shopping and eating choices for life. The adult program, Sound Food Uprising, intends to change the supply of overly processed, heavily sugared, additive-laden food in the Puget Sound region.
  • Flex Time: Flexible scheduling is part of our work/life balance philosophy. Many jobs have complete flex time within core office hours and some team members have access to compressed work weeks. People who have jobs with customer service responsibilities have opportunities to swap shifts with coworkers and may request shift changes based on personal preferences, student schedules, to care for a sick family member, and to attend to personal obligations.
  • Great Benefits: Sugar Mountain pays 75% to 100% of team members’ insurance premiums. This includes comprehensive Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, Vision care, and pre-tax healthcare and dependent care spending accounts. The company also provides life and long-term disability plans. Employees are encouraged to save for retirement through the company 401(k) plan with a 4% match.
  • Meals & Discounts: Sugar Mountain employees receive a $12 meal allowance during every work shift. And we encourage team members to enjoy our amazing restaurants and products through a 35% employee discount at all Sugar Mountain locations.
  • Lunch Huddles & Celebrations: Each month, we bring in lunch and gather together for business updates, employee recognition, and to share success stories. Lunch huddles are part of the company-wide communication initiatives, which also includes our intranet newsletter and employee polling. Every month, we take time out to celebrate employee work anniversaries. And once a month we celebrate birthdays.
  • EAP: Our Employee Assistance Program helps our people manage life events every day. It provides confidential assessment of personal situations, short-term counseling, and coaching, with three free sessions. The EAP provides referrals to community resources and education on various topics, including financial advice and daycare assistance.


4% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 5% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Full-time salaried staff)
We work in beautiful offices.


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Carbon offset program Yes Locally-sourced food 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

Workforce Diversity

Bike to work.


We have careers in restaurants and hospitality.

How to Get Hired

We asked Sugar Mountain 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?

Sugar Mountain looks for employees that are sincerely passionate about our mission and values. Wanting to make a difference and a strong culture fit are key to success. Ideal candidates enjoy working with others, are service-oriented, and have a sense of humility. Employees should have a sense of urgency to provide customers, both internal and external, with outstanding service.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We encourage candidates to be authentic during the interview process. People that fit our culture have a service mentality and express a sincere passion for what we do and how we are making a difference.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We always are looking for people who are passionate about food and hospitality. This includes positions for servers, line cooks, chefs, and cafe team members. In our wholesale food business, we are expanding in several areas, with an emphasis on e-commerce, sales, and marketing professionals.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

We encourage everyone interested in learning more about our company to check us out online at    

hiring Outlook

250 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 48% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
77% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

Related Companies