L.L. Bean
Various shirts is seen at the L.L. Bean store in Freeport, Maine on Thursday, March 24, 2011. A spokesman at the outdoors and clothing retailer announced that the company is offering permanent, no-strings-attached free shipping. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)Photograph by Pat Wellenbach — AP

    As you might expect, the workplace at L.L. Bean is strongly outdoors-focused, with employees frequently enjoying company-organized excursions around its major sites across Maine.æEmployees also describe their workplace as caring and family-oriented: after a personal loss, employees can take two weeks of paid leave and find support with counseling services. 59% of employees are women, and they hold 56% of management positions. "Everyone is encouraged to get out and be a part of the community, however you define your community. In particular though, outdoor heritage is strongly endorsed," says one employee. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Industry SectorClothing
    HQ LocationFreeport, Maine
    Year Founded1,912
    Company TypePrivate
    Revenue$1.6 billion
    Web Addressllbean.com
    Best Companies Rank56
    Best Companies URL/best-companies/l-l-bean-56/
    Total Number of Employees5456
    Number of Female Employees2,910
    % of Women in the Company59%
    % of Women in Executive Positions44%
    % of Women in Manager Positions56%