L.L.Bean Named by Forbes Magazine as America’s Best Midsize Employer for 2016

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Employees’ willingness to recommend L.L.Bean as an exceptionally good place to work helped the company achieve a #1 ranking with an overall score of 9.50 out of 10 on an employee survey

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Without our employees’ remarkable talents, dedication to the L.L.Bean brand and unwavering commitment to offering world-class customer service, we just wouldn’t be the same company 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 America’s Best Midsize employer, topping the list for 2016.

America’s Best Midsize Employers in the U.S. 2016 were chosen based on a survey conducted by Statista, one of the world’s largest statistics portals, from a vast sample of 30,000 American employees working for large or midsize companies with between 1,000 and 5,000 employees. The willingness to recommend one’s own employer was used as the most important metric of assessment, where employees were required to rate their employer on a scale from 0 to 10. L.L.Bean scored 9.50. In 2015, L.L.Bean was ranked 5th place in Forbes’ overall list, which included large and midsize companies.

“To be recognized by such a well-renowned institution like Forbes is an incredible honor and the direct result of the culture we foster, which empowers employees to do their jobs, take great pride in the work they do and understand how their contributions impact our overall success as a nationwide leader in the retail industry,” said L.L.Bean company president and CEO, Steve Smith. “Without our employees’ remarkable talents, dedication to the L.L.Bean brand and unwavering commitment to offering world-class customer service, we just wouldn’t be the same company 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. L.L.Bean can be found worldwide at http://www.llbean.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

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