CamelBak Makes Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work


CamelBak offices in Petaluma, California, made Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work: 2016. The facility is primarily for product design and testing of CamelBak’s many hydration systems. Tests ensure products exceed expectations to live up to the “Got Your Bak” lifetime guarantee. Employees work hard making quality hydration systems for running, biking, hiking, walking, lifestyle and the military. More

Employees and the Workplace

People are our most important asset and our greatest competitive advantage. At Vista Outdoor, we strive to create a culture of empowerment, engagement and accountability. We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce that shows up to work each day driven to succeed.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity InclusionOur competitive advantage is our people – diverse in backgrounds, perspectives and experiences that drive our innovation worldwide.  We are a stronger company because we appreciate the differences in others, which affords us the ability to deliver value for our customers, provide rewarding careers for our employees and drive superior long-term results to our shareholders.  We promote a global culture of inclusion in which all employees can succeed and are provided opportunities for growth and advancement.

Through the commitment of our leadership team and the efforts of our Diversity Council, Vista Outdoor intends to drive greater employee cultural understanding and encourage the sharing of employee ideas to foster a positive and dynamic workplace.   Our Diversity Council consists of more than 20 cross-functional employees that support a wide-array of culture-building initiatives, including hosting brownbag luncheons of topics of diversity, participating in recruiting efforts and reinforcing partnerships with key community and social groups. Learn more about our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

Lewiston Employees Shooting Federal Target Loads In The Camas Prairie 10 Week Trap League. L To R: Dave Scharnhorst, Dom Ochszner, Cecil Boles, Guy Olson, Terry Roberts, Bill Scharnhorst, Marty Zacha, Bill Mackleit, And Mike Shuey. Martin Zacha, Lewiston, ID

Lewiston employees shooting Federal Target loads in the Camas Prairie 10 week trap league. L to R: Dave Scharnhorst, Dom Ochszner, Cecil Boles, Guy Olson, Terry Roberts, Bill Scharnhorst, Marty Zacha, Bill Mackleit, and Mike Shuey. Martin Zacha, Lewiston, ID


Memorial Day hike on the Mueller Park trail above our house in Bountiful, Utah. My three-year old daughter Reese loves her “purple water pack-pack” (CamelBak Mini Mule). I am using my CamelBak Fourteener 20 and love everything about it! Tyler Wilhelmsen, Farmington, Utah


Product Demo at Range, Brazil. Uncle Mike's Pro-3 holster and duty gear. Bollé glasses. Bob McNulty, Columbia, MO


Milo Bell in his Bollé sunglasses - Vickie Bell, Overland Park, Kansas


My Grandson Ben's first fish. - Mike Taylor, Anoka Minnesota


A photo of me and friends on a 48-mile bike ride June 12, 2016, that included the Latah Trail, Little Bear Ridge Road and the Orchard Loop in Moscow and Troy, Idaho. I am wearing the Vista Outdoor full cycling kit--bibs and jersey. Marilyn Stein, Lewiston, Idaho


My seven-month old grandson, Luke Henry Specht, chillin’ in the pool with his Cébé sunglasses! - Margaret Carnegie, Olathe, Kansas


The Killough family is excited about the National Bike Challenge! First stop, soccer practice…all while representing BRG and Camelbak! Erin Killough, Overland Park, Kansas


We hiked Pikes Peak outside of Colorado Springs for the weekend. We drove out on Saturday, summited Sunday and headed back to Kansas on Monday. We used our CamelBaks which allowed us to carry everything we needed plus more! It was my 1st 14er (summiting at an altitude of 14,101 feet). - Elizabeth Schultz, Overland Park, Kansas


I am a catch and release fisherman. This Peacock Bass was caught and released near Miami, FL. I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities and believe there is room for all of us to pursue our individual passions in the great outdoors. Mark DeYoung, Clearfield, UT.


Enjoying my new inflatable Jimmy Styks paddle board with my nine-year old niece, Adi, navigating the pond at my parents’ house. Brianna Schaefer, Overland Park, KS.


One-year old Millie Foster practicing her duck call. Angela Foster, Anoka, Minnesota

Lewiston Employees Shooting Federal Target Loads In The Camas Prairie 10 Week Trap League. L To R: Dave Scharnhorst, Dom Ochszner, Cecil Boles, Guy Olson, Terry Roberts, Bill Scharnhorst, Marty Zacha, Bill Mackleit, And Mike Shuey. Martin Zacha, Lewiston, IDMemorial Day Hike On The Mueller Park Trail Above Our House In Bountiful, Utah. My Three-year Old Daughter Reese Loves Her “purple Water Pack-pack” (CamelBak Mini Mule). I Am Using My CamelBak Fourteener 20 And Love Everything About It! Tyler Wilhelmsen, Farmington, UtahProduct Demo At Range, Brazil. Uncle Mike's Pro-3 Holster And Duty Gear. Bollé Glasses. Bob McNulty, Columbia, MOMilo Bell In His Bollé Sunglasses - Vickie Bell, Overland Park, KansasMy Grandson Ben's First Fish. - Mike Taylor, Anoka MinnesotaA Photo Of Me And Friends On A 48-mile Bike Ride June 12, 2016, That Included The Latah Trail, Little Bear Ridge Road And The Orchard Loop In Moscow And Troy, Idaho. I Am Wearing The Vista Outdoor Full Cycling Kit--bibs And Jersey. Marilyn Stein, Lewiston, IdahoMy Seven-month Old Grandson, Luke Henry Specht, Chillin’ In The Pool With His Cébé Sunglasses! - Margaret Carnegie,  Olathe, KansasThe Killough Family Is Excited About The National Bike Challenge! First Stop, Soccer Practice…all While Representing BRG And Camelbak! Erin Killough, Overland Park, KansasWe Hiked Pikes Peak Outside Of Colorado Springs For The Weekend. We Drove Out On Saturday, Summited Sunday And Headed Back To Kansas On Monday. We Used Our CamelBaks Which Allowed Us To Carry Everything We Needed Plus More! It Was My 1st 14er (summiting At An Altitude Of 14,101 Feet). - Elizabeth Schultz, Overland Park, KansasI Am A Catch And Release Fisherman. This Peacock Bass Was Caught And Released Near Miami, FL. I Enjoy All Kinds Of Outdoor Activities And Believe There Is Room For All Of Us To Pursue Our Individual Passions In The Great Outdoors. Mark DeYoung, Clearfield, UT.Enjoying My New Inflatable Jimmy Styks Paddle Board With My Nine-year Old Niece, Adi, Navigating The Pond At My Parents’ House. Brianna Schaefer, Overland Park, KS.One-year Old Millie Foster Practicing Her Duck Call. Angela Foster, Anoka, Minnesota

Bringing the World Outside

As part of our commitment to the health and wellness of our workforce, we encourage our employees to engage in an active lifestyle. Through our “Bringing the World Outside” campaign, we ask Vista Outdoor employees to submit images of themselves and their families in the outdoors, using our products or enjoying the activity of their choice. We believe that the outdoors is big enough for everyone and a great source of inspiration for our employees.

Podcast: Support for Hiring Veterans

Minnesota Military Radio recently interviewed Federal Premium Operations Director, Duane Lowe, on Vista Outdoor’s support for hiring veterans at our Anoka, Minnesota, facility. Duane also provides background on the manufacturing facility, including its strong community and family heritage. Jump to 01:48 for Duane’s interview.

Health and Wellness

As a result of the significant contributions of our employees worldwide, we have become a leader and an innovator in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets.  Our employees differentiate us within the industry, and our benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our workforce.

At Vista Outdoor, we are committed to employee wellness and our overall mission of Bringing the World Outside.  Our health and wellness programs are intended to empower our employees to become better healthcare consumers, through incentives and robust educational tools and resources.  Our high-deductible health plan option, paired with a health savings account funded by Vista Outdoor, affords our employees the ability to save on a tax-preferred basis for their long-term health needs.

We are committed to leveraging technology, including through our Workday system, to engage employees and provide them with unique educational opportunities, including through the use of custom online calculators, interactive tools, smartphone apps and videos.  Recognizing the demands of daily life, we strive to provide our employees with efficient and cost-effective access to high-quality providers, including though our partnership with MDlive, which offers employees 24/7 phone and online access to physicians for non-emergency medical conditions.  Collectively, the benefit programs we offer provide comprehensive coverage to help protect the health, family and future of our employees.