Outside's Best Places to Work 2012

BrainStorm, Inc. ranks 13th out of 100 in Best Places to Work

Salt Lake City, UT August 29nd 2012 – BrainStorm, Inc. was recently named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list, ranking No. 13 out of 100 selected companies. Profiles of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands as of August 14, 2012. The full list of 100 is available at outsideonline.com.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

In past years, Outside has highlighted 50 outstanding companies. This year, Best Companies Group determined that there were so many top-quality applicants that the list needed to be expanded. Outside editors agreed, and doubled the size of the list.

Eric Farr, Principal at BrainStorm, said the following regarding the award. “It’s our people that make BrainStorm such a great place to work and we‘re both excited and honored to be listed among such excellent companies.”

“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff.”

It’s not just any company that can offer its employees both vibrant culture and a rewarding workload. But BrainStorm manages both challenges ably. For them, company culture includes everything from work ethic to mid-day dance-offs, integrity to impromptu rounds of dodge ball. Somewhere in between all the hard work creating the best training tools on the planet and the battles for Halo-master bragging rights, they also find time each month to give back to local and national organizations by way of service projects, donations, events, and more.

Yet, BrainStorm’s work environment isn’t the only award-winning aspect of this high-growth, fast-paced company. Its products have also been recognized across the nation for their features, functionality, benefits, and innovation. At BrainStorm the fun, energetic culture keeps the team fresh for jobs like saving the world from mediocre software use. These team players can attest to the vibrancy of the culture, which offers a great balance of challenge, fun, and fulfillment. Want to join the team? See all the available positions at www.BrainStormInc.com/company/careers.


BrainStorm: www.BrainStormInc.com| Info@BrainStormInc.com | 801.229.1337

Outside Magazine: Jada Williams | Jada@giantnoise.com | 646.649.4933


About BrainStorm, Inc.

Founded in 1995, BrainStorm, Inc. is the premier source for end-user software training around the globe, and works with technical giants like Microsoft, Novell, and Corel to deliver superior end-user training designed to enhance performance and make the most of software investments. BrainStorm offers innovative learning solutions in a variety of formats, including Computer-Based Training available from the Microsoft Office Ribbon, Quick Start Cards, and On-site and eLive Online Training. The company works with small and medium businesses to fortune 500 firms worldwide to ensure that end users can make the most of their software. For more information, please visit www.brainstorminc.com.

About Outside

Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.


Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.


Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center: www.outdoorindustry.org.