We’re wiggling our toes extra hard these days down at The Sock Drawer headquarters, as we’ve been officially certified as a Great Place to Work! We are super proud of this special recognition, which was granted by a global leader in workplace culture.
Of course, we sock fairies have known all along that working with crazy novelty socks all day is pretty much a dream job, but now we’ve got the official seal to prove it! Great Place to Work is a private company that awards its coveted certification to businesses worldwide that have the best workplace culture.
“We’re so excited to get this official stamp of approval because it really comes from our employees,” founder, owner and queen sock fairy Brooke English said. “Our goal at The Sock Drawer is not just to sell great socks, but also to treat our team incredibly well.”
As part of the certification process, employees take anonymous surveys covering everything from compensation and managerial competence to office comfort and trust among staff. Then Great Place to Work grades the surveys using rigorous standards and awards its certification to the best of the best! And we made the cut!
The Sock Drawer is certified for the next year, through July 2020, when our sock fairies can take the survey again for recertification.
“The process is an awesome tool for our whole team,” Brooke said. “We get detailed reports on the results, and we intend to act on them.”
At The Sock Drawer, we employ 16 sock fairies year-round, plus dozens more seasonal workers during the busy holidays. We work at two fabulous locations: our adorable downtown shop in San Luis Obispo, California, and our colorful warehouse headquarters nearby where we ship awesome socks all over the world to our website customers.
Our job roles range from ringing up customers in our shop to shooting photos of new products to tying beautiful yarn bows to researching search engine rankings, but a common thread that runs between us all is a desire to treat each other with the utmost respect and have fun together along the way. This place really is a great place to work. And now it’s also an official Great Place to Work, too! Woohoo! We couldn’t be prouder.
Learn more about our Great Place to Work certification on our member profile page here.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of all you sock lovers out there, so we just want give you a big THANKS! We sock fairies get to work at this wonderful place because of you and your love of silly, sassy socks. Check out some of our favorite collections here!