At Tom's, we offer our own unique benefits to help members of our community balance their wellness and community interests with their working life. (We offer traditional benefits, too!)
All Tom's of Maine employees are strongly encouraged to use 5% of their paid work time to volunteer in the community.
Learn more about how our employees use this volunteer benefit.
Employee Wellness Program
Tom's of Maine Wellness Center
The Tom's of Maine Wellness Centers, located in both Kennebunk and Sanford, Maine, provide employees with a place to work out and develop other aspects of a holistic fitness and wellness program. Our Wellness Leader acts as a personal trainer and leads fitness classes in core conditioning and stretching. Employees can take advantage of monthly sessions on everything from proper nutrition to self-defense. Also offered to employees are weekly yoga sessions and monthly on-site massages for nominal fees.
The health and wellness benefit
Each employee working outside of our Maine offices receives a $300 benefit per year to use towards personal wellness. Our employees have used this benefit for fitness classes, yoga instruction, new running shoes, or a day at a spa, to name a few. There is an additional $100 available for those employees who wish to use the benefit on fitness such as a gym membership or an exercise class.
We believe that the birth or adoption of a new child calls for some time away from work. This benefit allows for up to four weeks of additional paid time off for new mothers (beyond their short-term disability leave) or four weeks of paid time off for new fathers of children from birth up to age two. This leave can be taken all at once or intermittently.
Tom's offers a dress casual environment, which helps make the workplace a comfortable place for all!
Because most employees live in Maine, where the summers are spectacular but short, Tom's of Maine celebrates with summer hours! This means that hours for most full-time Tom's of Maine employees are adjusted from Memorial Day to Labor Day to allow for longer weekends. (This schedule may vary slightly.) Hour changes are subject to each work area's different needs and specifications.
Hybrid car purchase
Tom's of Maine supports innovative technologies and processes that increase fuel efficiency and lower emissions. For this reason, we provide employees with a $4000 benefit when they purchase a new hybrid vehicle.
- Free fruit, coffee, tea, and spring water
Helping to keep our employees healthy is a big part of our mission, so we offer a large selection on a weekly basis.
- Technology employee purchase programs
Both Dell Computer and CDW offer a 5-10% discount on technology purchases.
- Portland Sea Dogs tickets
Portland has a great minor league baseball team, the Portland Sea Dogs. Each spring, employees have the option of being included in a drawing for four tickets to a home game.
- Other freebies and discounts
Tom's often partners with other like-minded companies, such as Ben & Jerry's, Patagonia, Eddie Bauer, and Six Flags New England, to offer employee discounts and product exchanges.
Tom's of Maine also offers a wide variety of traditional benefits, including:
- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Long-term care insurance
- Life insurance
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Short- and long-term disability insurance
- Medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts
- 401K retirement savings account
- Flexible work arrangements
- Paid vacations and holidays
Walk the talkMany mornings at 6 a.m., Tom's of Maine packaging designer Jack Kindness hops on his bike and rides 12 miles (one way) to work.
Family firstJulie Venell talks about a time that she received amazing support from her Tom’s of Maine family.
Animal-friendly—in the office, too!Administrative assistant (and chief dog mama) Lori Smith introduces Dudley, Mimi, and a few other canine regulars in our Kennebunk offices.