Working at Adventure 16
What's better than hanging out at Adventure 16? Getting paid for it!
There is work involved, but you still get to hang out with like-minded, outdoorsy types who share your enthusiasm for great gear!
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Working at Adventure 16
In Adventure 16's early days, operating out of a garage with a small labor force mostly made up of friends, everybody did a little of everything. The company has grown and it is no longer practical or desirable to operate without job descriptions, training checklists and policy manuals. But, as a unique specialty business in the outdoor industry, we try to preserve that original spirit of adventure and make it possible for our people to pursue it while making a valuable contribution in an enviable career.
What Our People Say
Here, in their own words, is how some of our people feel about working here:
"A16 cares about its staff as well as the bottom line. Good balance between staff, profits, and customers."
"I love the people and the work environment and morale. It is very comfortable... I feel I can excel at my job and then some!"
"Everyone is interested in what I have to say. People know me and what I do including the President, V.P...I love the casual, yet get-it-done atmosphere."
"Enjoy the people I work with; believe the Mission/Vision statements; fun, honest, ethical environment."
Check out the "Adventure 16 Alumni--Where are You Now?" Facebook page, created and maintained entirely by former A16'ers. We are proud, humbled and inspired by their continued loyalty and success. "Once an A16'er, always an A16'er!"
Adventure 16's two major divisions are Retail (a seven store specialty outdoor chain) and Wholesale (a San Diego based stocking distributor selling outdoor accessories and climbing gear to dealers across the country, as well as internationally).
By and large, we attract and retain people who have fun working hard; who have an interest in the outdoors and a desire to share it; and who are motivated to work within a relatively flat organization committed to making a contribution to the world around it. We are not a company hell-bent on double-digit annual growth, but we do look for opportunities and try to create them, within our means. If you're looking for something like what we have to offer, and you're bringing something we need to the party, we're interested in hearing from you - any time!
VISION, MISSION, VALUES
These aren't just words on a wall for us. Defining them was achieved by consensus, and if we strayed very far from them, a clamor would arise that would force us back on track.
We have defined our NICHE as a provider of tools, toys and skills to inspire wilderness exploration and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Our VISION is to earn and maintain a high degree of respect from our Customers, our business associates, our community, our friends in the outdoor industry and ourselves.
Our MISSION: With a shared appreciation for the outdoors and in the spirit of continuous improvement, the people of Adventure 16 work together to achieve a harmonious balance among genuine Customer loyalty, a meaningful and enjoyable work environment and a financially prosperous company.
Our VALUES, in no particular order except alphabetical: Creativity, Efficiency, Fun, Integrity, Learning, Longevity, Open Communication, the Natural Environment, Respect for the Individual and Thrift.