Best Companies to Work For in 2015
Last week was a particularly exciting week for our little family
here at Tec Labs. We made Oregon's Top 100 Best Companies to Work
For 2015, placing 19th overall (yes, we're still
high-fiving each-other around the office this week)! We closed up
shop and headed to Portland to celebrate with our fellow Top 100
businesses of the "Beaver" state. Humbled and grateful to receive
this recognition, it gave us a chance to reflect on what truly
matters to us here at Tec Labs…
This honor is more than just an award. To us, it represents who
we are, what we stand for, and why we do what we do at Tec
Laboratories. It all began years ago in 1961 when the trusted name
in poison ivy was accidentally born. We don't
do it for the recognition. We do it, because it's what we know.
It's what the inventor of Tecnu®, Dr. Robert Smith
(Doc, as he is lovingly referred to by the Tec family) and his sons
(Steve, CEO and Vern, VP) believed in, and made a reality. Tec has
always believed in taking care of the employees first, making sure
they are given the proper tools, and are given the chance to
flourish. This is clearly reflected in the company's employee
retention rate, nearly half of the company roster has been with Tec
for 10+ years.
At Tec Labs, we believe:
stories and jokes around the water cooler is a daily essential.
Gathering together every month to give our co-workers compliments
is a must.
to our hearts' content is the only way.
the best products possible is the only option... second-rate will
we believe, that singing 80's songs together on long bus rides
really seals our bond.
You see, it's the bond we share that inspires an atmosphere of
creativity, innovation, and a deep-rooted desire to make products
that help make peoples' lives easier. Yes, the monthly bonuses,
401K matching, health benefits, profit sharing, and flexibility
sweeten the deal, but it's our connection and appreciation for
culture that keeps us coming back to work each and every day.
From our work family to yours, we encourage you to get to know
each other outside of your work cells. Learn the names of each
other's children, pets, and 3rd cousins twice removed.
Complement one another, often. Bring a co-worker their favorite
gum, just because. High-five when the next big order comes through.
Smile more than you don't, and most importantly, appreciate each
You won't regret it, we promise.
The Tec Labs Family