L.L.Bean Named by Forbes Magazine as One of America’s Best Employers for 2015

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L.L.Bean ranked 5th overall in Forbes’ first-ever ranking of top employers, being selected among more than 1,200 companies

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Without our employees’ exceptional talents and steadfast commitment to providing world-class service, we simply would not be the organization we are today.

Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, best known for its Bean Boot, everyday free shipping and 100% satisfaction guarantee was recently named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s best employers for 2015. L.L.Bean was ranked 5th overall. This is the first time that Forbes has published a Top Employer list.

The Best Employers in the U.S. 2015 were chosen based on an independent survey among a vast sample of 20,000 American employees working for large organizations. The willingness to recommend one’s own employers was used as the most important dimension of assessment. The employees were consulted anonymously through online access panels which allowed them to express their sincere opinions.

“This is a remarkable accolade from one of the most well-respected business publications in the market,” said L.L.Bean company president and CEO, Chris McCormick. “Leaders here at L.L.Bean work hard to create an atmosphere and culture that enables employees to take pride in the work they do and understand how their contributions contribute to our success as an organization. Without our employees’ exceptional talents and steadfast commitment to providing world-class service, we simply would not be the organization we are today.”

About L.L.Bean, Inc.
L.L.Bean, Inc. is a leading multichannel merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. Still family owned, Shawn Gorman, great grandson of Leon Leonwood Bean, was named Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2013. While its business has grown over the years, L.L.Bean continues to uphold the values of its founder, including his dedication to quality, customer service and a love of the outdoors. L.L.Bean products are rigorously tested, guaranteed to last and always shipped free. In the past five years, L.L.Bean has donated over $6 million toward conservation and land stewardship. The 220,000 sq. ft. L.L.Bean retail store campus in Freeport, ME, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year. In 2015, L.L.Bean was named to the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List and was also ranked in the top 10 in the country for the highest corporate reputation by Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ®) Study. L.L.Bean can be found worldwide at http://www.llbean.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

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