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Forbes Names Vista Outdoor as one of “America’s Best Midsize Employers”

Vista and Forbes logoVista Outdoor has been named as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes in 2021.

Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers was formed from an independent survey of 50,000 employees in 25 industries working for companies with at least 1,000 people working in U.S. locations. Each year, Forbes partners with a world-leading provider of rankings and large-scale polling to measure leading employers in the country. Combined, the process includes anonymous employee polls and review of other publicly available material and workplace metrics. Forbes has been compiling and publishing its list of “America’s Best Employers” since 2015, listing rankings for large and midsize employers.

“This is a huge honor. We are humbled to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best employers. A cornerstone to our success is the ability to retain and hire the best people in the industry,” said Brad Crandell, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Vista Outdoor offers a fast-paced, employee-focused environment that pushes each person to learn and grow. Additionally, we encourage employees to get outside and live our company mission of ‘Bringing the World Outside’ in their personal lives. Strong communities and a more inclusive outdoor industry are crucial to our mission, and we continue to search for and evaluate ways to be a great, inclusive place to work as well as a leader in our communities and the industry,” Crandell said.

Vista Outdoor offers benefit programs that meet the diverse needs of over 5,000 talented, dedicated employees. These benefits strongly promote employee health and wellness, career development and work/life balance. Vista Outdoor, its brands and employees also promote a culture of community and impact in business operations and community partnerships. Vista Outdoor Corporate Social Responsibility values of People, Conservation, Veterans, Community and Safety drive positive impact in the areas of public policy, partnerships and business operations. These values bring the Vista Outdoor mission to life and drive our belief that our business success can leverage positive change and impact in the world.

Learn more about the recognition and see the Vista Outdoor listing by viewing the full Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Employers.  See below for employee reactions and words about what it’s like to work at Vista Outdoor.


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“Vista Outdoor is committed to community, environment and employees. The leadership team at Vista has developed a culture that truly cares about employees; a culture that engages, develops and recognizes. It makes me proud to have our company listed as one of the best!” -Teresa Childers, Anoka, MN


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“Vista Outdoor is a people first kind of business – from the end users to the employees that make it happen. They’ve challenged me with opportunities to grow and expand my skillset. In return, I have been given more responsibility and have become a highly valued part of the team. The more I do, the more optimistic I am about my future at Vista. When we win, we win together!” – Ryan Neeley, Logan, UT


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“Working for a company that truly believes in the sports we play in gives me an incredible sense of purpose. We live and breathe our product, and to have a company just as passionate changes everything.” -Shelby Rossi, Santa Cruz, CA


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“Imagine a place where passion meets profession. Where knowledge, commitment and integrity are found beyond the mission statement. A place where you not only contribute to success but can directly see your efforts in action. Vista Outdoor is one such place. With great brands, committed people and uncompromising vision, Vista delivers as an American company.” -Michael Kinn, Anoka, MN


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“I feel respected and valued for what I bring to the company. I work with an extremely supportive and collaborative team that pushes for excellence in everything we do, and I work for a leader who trusts and believes in me. I am extremely proud of Vista for making the list, particularly in an extremely challenging time. It reaffirms my belief that Vista is committed to its people and its customers and is focused on its Mission, Vision and Values.” -Melanie McIntyre, Overland Park, KS

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