The day usually started with coffee or a quick breakfast down in the cafe. You would see your other co-workers/friends and chat about the weekend and such. Then up to your desk and get to work. Lunch was anything you wanted it to be. If the surf was good, go surfing. If you felt like going for a run, go running. It kind of seemed like the more active you were, the more respect you got-- that is, if you were able to get all your work done as well! After lunch, you worked until you were at a good stopping point for the rest of the day. Sometimes that meant you had to stay a little later, especially if you took a longer lunch. Patagonia operated a lot on the honors system.
I learned that the best place to seek recognition is from yourself.
Management was not one of Patagonia's strong suits. I was looking forward to having more positive examples of that.
My co-workers were fabulous. It was like having an awesome family. I miss them terribly.
The hardest part of my job was learning how to be micro-managed.
The most enjoyable part of my job was talking with people-- customers, co-workers, owners, anyone.
great insurance, discounts on just about anything i could think of, yoga at lunch, daycare onsite, cafe, etc
compensation was low compared to competing companies.