Working at Badger

Badger believes in company transparency and employee empowerment. We work diligently to make the company a great place to work, where employees feel respected and valued, accountable to co-workers and customers, and where communication between co-workers reflects a personal and caring approach. You can see these values come to life during our monthly all-company meeting, our shared meals, numerous celebrations and in our community service activities.

Badger supports employees to have full lives that complement their work! Having a family or supporting a passion and having a career should never be mutually exclusive.

Our many talented employees bring their interests to Badger in the form of an employee art gallery, on-site yoga classes, and much more. We offer many innovative programs to support working parents, including paid family leave for the birth of a child, a Babies at Work Program, and a dependent care reimbursement program for parents of school age children.

Badger Workplace Culture Babies at Work

Badger is a family-owned, family-operated, and family-friendly company. One of our founding principles is to support the new parents in our extended work family, while considering the well-being of all employees and productivity in the workplace. Flexibility- Flexible scheduling allows parents to attend children’s school events or care for a sick child. Paid Leave for Parents - Badger offers an additional 5 weeks of paid leave for Primary Care parents and 2 weeks of paid leave for Secondary Care parents, upon the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child. Extended Parental Leave - Allows new parents to take a leave of up to six months, with job protection, after the birth of a child. Child Care Reimbursements - Parents can have as much as 11 weeks a year of child care costs to cover school vacations. Babies at Work - Badger allows new parents to bring the child to work, usually until the baby is six months old or begins crawling.

Badger Workplace Culture Wellness Benefits

Wellness Benefits Include:

•Health Insurance

•Badger Wellness Fund - limited financial reimbursement for health-related expenses, including massages, sports equipment, non-qualified medical bills, etc.

•Medical Flexible Spending Account

•Long & Short-Term Disability Insurance - company paid.

•Health Days - similar to 'sick' days but used when you need time off to stay healthy.

•Employee Assistance Plan - confidential, company paid, professional services to help address issues affecting personal and/or work life.

Badger Workplace Culture Free Lunch Program

•Free Lunch! Daily lunch served during a paid 30-minute break every day! 100% organic and mostly local.

•Flexible scheduling, inclusive and fun working environment.

•Vacation Days: Wellness days, and paid time for volunteering.

•401(k): With an employer match

•Profit Sharing: Badger sets aside 7% of profits to share with the employee community each year.

•Employee Loan Program: Offering small loans to employees for financial emergencies.

•Bereavement Leave and Jury Duty

Working at Badger

Community

Badger believes in company transparency and employee empowerment. We work
diligently to make the company a great place to work, where employees feel respected and
valued, accountable to co-workers and customers, and where communication between co-
workers reflects a personal and caring approach.
You can see these values come to life during our monthly all-company meeting, our shared
meals, numerous celebrations and in our community service activities.

Work/Life Balance

Badger supports employees to have full lives that complement their work! Having a family or supporting a passion and having a career should never be mutually exclusive.

Our many talented employees bring their interests to Badger in the form of an employee art gallery, on-site yoga classes, and much more. We offer many innovative programs to support working parents, including paid family leave for the birth of a child, a Babies at Work Program, and a dependent care reimbursement program for parents of school age children.

Family Friendly
Badger Workplace Culture Babies at Work

Badger is a family-owned, family-operated, and family-friendly company. One of our founding principles is to support the new parents in our extended work family, while considering the well-being of all employees and productivity in the workplace. Flexibility- Flexible scheduling allows parents to attend children’s school events or care for a sick child. Paid Leave for Parents - Badger offers an additional 5 weeks of paid leave for Primary Care parents and 2 weeks of paid leave for Secondary Care parents, upon the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child. Extended Parental Leave - Allows new parents to take a leave of up to six months, with job protection, after the birth of a child. Child Care Reimbursements - Parents can have as much as 11 weeks a year of child care costs to cover school vacations. Babies at Work - Badger allows new parents to bring the child to work, usually until the baby is six months old or begins crawling. Read more.

Wellness Benefits
Badger Workplace Culture Wellness Benefits

Health Insurance

Badger Wellness Fund - limited financial reimbursement for health-related expenses, including massages, sports equipment, non-qualified medical bills, etc.

Medical Flexible Spending Account

Long & Short-Term Disability Insurance - company paid.
Health Days - similar to 'sick' days but used when you need time off to stay healthy.

Employee Assistance Plan - confidential, company paid, professional services to help address issues affecting personal and/or work life.

Other Benefits
Badger Workplace Culture Free Lunch Program

Free Lunch! Daily lunch served during a paid 30-minute break every day! 100% organic and mostly local.
Flexible scheduling, inclusive and fun working environment.
Vacation Days: Wellness days, and paid time for volunteering.
401(k): With an employer match
Profit Sharing: Badger sets aside 7% of profits to share with the employee community each year.
Employee Loan Program: Offering small loans to employees for financial emergencies.
Bereavement Leave and Jury Duty

Working at Badger

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We're on to something good here at Badger! We don't just feel passionate about our work; we pour passion into our work. And it shows in every aspect of the way we do business… from the innovative products we make, to the way we treat each other, to the people we serve.

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Babies at Work

The idea behind the program is to encourage the baby/parent bond in its most critical time, the first six months of life. Badger's policy allows the parent to bring the child to the workplace until a specified time: in most cases, until the baby is six months old or begins crawling.

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Babies at Work
Badger Family

Our Family Focused Inspiration

As a long time parent and teacher, my life work has been about children. As I look through these two lenses at children today, I see how important it is to protect and nurture childhood. Key to this is a strong and healthy family life, one where each child is seen and met every day in the loving interactions with parents and family members.

We live in a time where family life is threatened in many ways but primarily through the ever rising cost of living, which requires both parents to work outside of the home. Our children are often away from home and cared for from dawn to dusk, and from as young as 6 weeks old, in childcare centers.

At Badger, we see the important role businesses can play in helping to remedy this situation. We believe that children are the responsibility of the community and a good business is one that serves the community by supporting the healthy life of children through family-friendly work policies.

We are hoping to make a significant difference for families employed at Badger though our family friendly policies, and through our ability to create flexibility for family members to respond to the ball games, birthday celebrations, and all of those important times in a child’s life when it is so critically important for the family to show up and be present. We are committed to supporting children and family life, and also to spreading the word so that other companies can join us in these efforts. We hope to inspire a new movement of businesses taking a lead in this kind of specific and significant support for families. If you are interested in learning more about what your business can do to support families, please feel free to contact Badger.

Katie Schwerin - Badger's Co-Founder and COO

From Our People

Badger Employee Lauren

“I feel like Badger cares about my family. They care more about my family in a sense than they do about their bottom line and that is authentic and genuine.” – Lauren – Badger Customer Service Representative 

Badger Employee Mike

"I feel bad for people that never get to experience this in their working career. They're missing out on a lot." - Mike – Badger Production Associate

Badger Employee Jess

“I'm just bringing myself and all of my life into this building that houses this magic that happens here and these people that I care so deeply about." -Jess – Badger Sustainability Manager & Community Coordinator

Badger Employee Dave

"There are very few institutions where I've felt at home and Badger is certainly one of them. It's a great environment to be in people are really supportive and it's just a great place to be." – David – Badger Production Schedule Coordinator