At L.L.Bean we offer benefit programs that help our employees stay healthy, meet their financial goals, develop their careers, enjoy the outdoors and balance the demands of work and personal life. We are committed to our employees’ health, safety and wellness because it is the right thing to do. We believe by working here you will feel your association with the company has contributed to your improved health and well-being. 

Benefit eligibility varies according to employment status, level and location.

Your Pay
Competitive Wages & Salaries. Our goal is to offer competitive base and variable pay programs for the exemplary employees we attract and hire. Our benefits package further complements our compensation program by offering a rich array of traditional and unique benefits.

Cash Performance Bonus. Superior company performance is celebrated with a discretionary payment made to reward employees' contributions. The bonus is based on company profitability and not a guaranteed part of compensation.

Your Health
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plan Options. Eligible employees enjoy the flexibility to choose what’s best for them. Preventive services are covered at 100% under each plan. To request a Summary of Benefits Coverage notice for our Medical Plan, contact us at

Pre-tax Healthcare Accounts. Eligible employees can withhold money on a pre-tax basis from their paychecks for payment of qualified healthcare or dependent care costs.

Healthy Lifestyles Program. Eligible employees and their spouses/domestic partners eligible for our medical insurance programs are encouraged to improve or maintain their health and well-being by participating in this program. Participants in the program enjoy improved health and reduced medical insurance premiums.

Health & Fitness Facilities and Classes. We have 12 onsite fitness rooms at various work locations within Maine free of charge to employees and their spouses. We offer a subsidy for Fitness Center memberships for employees outside of Maine. Maine-based employees can participate in a wide array of health and fitness classes at reduced rates.

Healthy Environment. Our buildings support our commitment to your health and safety. Our campuses are tobacco free, and we provide healthy cafeteria offerings, stretch breaks and walking paths throughout our locations.

Your Financial Future
401k Program. All employees are eligible to contribute starting from their first day of work. The program includes a generous company match and a wide range of investment options to help reach retirement goals.

Pension Program. Eligible employees are able to participate after 1 year of service in this 100% company-paid pension plan.

Life & Disability Insurance. A variety of options provide security for eligible employees and their families in the event of a disability or accident.

Your Career
Tuition Reimbursement. Year-round employees pursuing
business-related graduate or undergraduate degrees receive tuition reimbursement assistance toward eligible expenses. Approved college courses and certificate programs also qualify for financial assistance. 

Temporary Assignments. Employees who want to develop professionally internally and build their knowledge of the L.L.Bean organization are encouraged to take on temporary assignments.

Job Opportunities. We are committed to strengthening L.L.Bean by actively seeking to hire and promote internal candidates and through our hiring process.

Internships. Internships allow graduate and undergraduate students to experience first-hand the work we do at L.L.Bean. Assignments may be in any one of our departments and we typically begin posting these opportunities early in the calendar year.

Advanced Management Program. This rotational management development program is intended to be a rigorous learning experience that positions participants for future success as key contributors at L.L.Bean.

Your Work/Life Balance
Employee Assistance Program. Available to all employees and family members, this program provides confidential assessment, referral and counseling services.

Paid Time Off. Eligible employees receive paid time off that includes vacation days (based on years of service), eleven holidays and sick/personal time. During Flex Enrollment employees have the option to buy or sell up to 5 vacation days to fit their own needs.

Leave Programs. Leave time is extended for approved periods of time away from work based on an employee’s own medical need, family members’ medical need, military service or to pursue special opportunities.

Relocation Assistance. L.L.Bean provides support, based on eligibility, to newly hired or internally transferred employees and their families.

Special Programs. For the convenience of our employees, we offer access to a website of discounted shopping offers from national vendors for items ranging from electronics to travel and entertainment. We also offer voluntary insurance programs (auto, home, critical illness, pet, legal) at group rates with the convenience of payroll deduction. 

Your Unique Benefits and Offerings
Merchandise Discount. All employees enjoy a 20-33.33% discount on L.L.Bean gear, apparel and merchandise.

Employee Store. Located in Freeport, the Employee Store provides the opportunity to purchase returned or discontinued merchandise at substantial savings.

Outdoor Discovery School Program Discount. Employees receive 20-40% discount on most programs.

Employee Outdoor Club. The Employee Outdoor Club will provide employees and their family members with the opportunity to enjoy recreation in the outdoors. The goal is for these adventures to inspire and enrich the lives of fellow employees with attained knowledge, greater health and wellness, and lasting memories.

Use Room. Employees are able to borrow all types of outdoor gear to outfit their adventures from our Use Room in Freeport.

Footwear Program. Discount on unlimited pairs of select footwear, socks and innersoles that should improve foot comfort and reduce lower extremity injuries on the job.

Rangeley Camps. Eligible employees have access to several cabins and tent sites in the beautiful Rangeley Lakes region of Maine. Employees are selected through a quarterly lottery process.

Outdoor Experience Days. L.L.Bean encourages its salaried employees to participate in outdoor activities in order to strengthen their connections with their colleagues and the L.L.Bean brand. Number of days provided is determined by salary level.

Bean’s Best. This is the highest form of corporate recognition, reinforcing our belief that exemplary performance and outstanding effort should be recognized. Employees nominate their co-workers for outstanding performance and all employees are eligible to be selected as “Bean’s Best.”

Company Gift. Year round employees receive a one-time congratulatory gift card for special lifetime events such as marriage and the birth or adoption of a child.

Service Award. This program is designed to thank employees for their years of dedication to L.L.Bean. Service is recognized in 5-year increments and awards range from a paid day off to varying levels of recognition.

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