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BoatUS Employee Benefits

Our benefits, activities, policies and programs help to foster a productive and enjoyable work environment and enhance the quality of life for our employees. Our programs and comprehensive benefits are structured to be flexible enough to meet the varied needs of our employees.

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Seasonal or Temporary Employees

  • Employee Discount – West Marine retail stores specialize in the sale of boating products. In addition to marine equipment, they carry a wide variety of items including clothing, books, and many gift items that appeal to our non-boating employees. Through our marketing alliance with West Marine, employee discounts are available to all employees typically within one month of service.
  • Employee Assistance Program – our EAP provides you free, confidential assistance in resolving problems that may affect your personal life or your job performance.
  • Free Parking – parking is provided for employees at all our locations.
  • Casual Work Environment – all our locations enjoy business casual attire. Our business casual dress code enables you to work in comfortable clothing while allowing us to maintain the professional image of our company.
  • Banking – you are eligible to join the CommonWealth One Credit Union and offered banking discounts, including a free checking account with direct deposit, through Bank of America. Employees nationwide enjoy both of these options.

Part Time Employees

  • Profit Sharing Plan – this plan rewards employees based on two key factors: growth and underwriting performance. Based on the company's overall performance, you will be awarded a percentage of your eligible earnings. Your share of any company contributions up to 4% is deposited directly into your 401(k) account. Any profit sharing award in excess of 4% of eligible earnings is paid to you directly.
  • Medical Insurance – BoatUS has a commitment to the good health of you and your family. The Company provides you an excellent opportunity by paying the majority of highly valued and costly medical insurance coverage. The Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) gives participants enhanced medical benefits through a network of participating providers nationwide yet allows participants the choice of receiving medical treatment from independent physicians.

    Employees in some locations have the opportunity to elect coverage in an HMO plan.
  • Holidays – in celebration of the holidays you are paid four hours for each of the nine holidays the company recognizes. Because BoatUS is in a business that gets very busy during certain holiday periods, some holidays are celebrated on the day they occur while others are available on a floating basis.
  • Annual Leave For Vacation – you will earn annual leave to use for some well-deserved time away from work! The amount of annual leave you earn is determined by the number of hours you work as well as the number of years of service you have with the company. The company encourages you to enjoy your paid time off to relax and unwind.
  • Employee Assistance Program – our EAP provides you free, confidential assistance in resolving problems that may affect your personal life or your job performance.
  • 401(k) Savings Plan – our 401(k) savings Plan enables you to save towards retirement on a pre-tax basis. As long as you are a Full Time or Part Time employee over 21 years of age you are eligible to participate. You are auto-enrolled upon hire to make a 4% pre-tax contribution into the plan. We offer more than 20 investment options through Voya and you can manage your accounts quickly and easily through the Voya website or app.
  • Employee Discount – West Marine retail stores specialize in the sale of boating products. In addition to marine equipment, they carry a wide variety of items including clothing, books, and many gift items that appeal to our non-boating employees. Through our marketing alliance with West Marine, employee discounts are available to all employees typically within one month of service.
  • Free Parking – parking is provided for employees at all our locations.
  • Casual Work Environment – all our locations enjoy business casual attire. Our business casual dress code enables you to work in comfortable clothing while allowing us to maintain the professional image of our company.
  • Banking – you are eligible to join the CommonWealth One Credit Union and offered banking discounts, including a free checking account with direct deposit, through Bank of America. Employees nationwide enjoy both of these options.

Full Time Employees

  • Profit Sharing Plan – this plan rewards employees based on two key factors: growth and underwriting performance. Based on the company's overall performance, you will be awarded a percentage of your eligible earnings. Your share of any company contributions up to 4% is deposited directly into your 401(k) account. Any profit sharing award in excess of 4% of eligible earnings is paid to you directly.
  • Medical Insurance – BoatUS has a commitment to the good health of you and your family. The Company provides you an excellent opportunity by paying the majority of highly valued and costly medical insurance coverage. The Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) gives participants enhanced medical benefits through a network of participating providers nationwide yet allows participants the choice of receiving medical treatment from independent physicians.

    Employees in some locations have the opportunity to elect coverage in an HMO plan.
  • Dental Insurance – to keep your smile looking its best, BoatUS offers a great dental plan! If you elect this benefit, the company shares the cost with you.

    Employees and their dependents are eligible for preventative, basic and major dental coverage. The Dental Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) gives participants enhanced dental benefits through a network of participating providers nationwide yet allows participants the choice of receiving treatment from independent dentists.
  • Voluntary Life Insurance – BoatUS helps provide life insurance coverage for you and your family by making group coverage available at affordable discount group rates:
    • Basic Term Life Insurance is available to you in the amount of $30,000 and with double indemnity for accidental death and a schedule for dismemberment benefits.
    • Discretionary Life Insurance is offered in the amounts from one time to up to seven times salary with a $500,000 maximum. Additional coverage is also available for your spouse and children.
  • Disability Insurance
    • Short Term Disability Insurance is offered and may be purchased to provide income security in case of an non job related accident or illness and pays you up to 60% of your earnings from day 15 of your absence for up to 90 days. Your Short Term Disability payments are reduced by any sick time paid.
    • Long Term Disability Insurance is provided at no cost to you after one year of full time service. Beginning after 90 days of absence in cases of accident or illness, this coverage enables you to receive benefits up to 60% of your monthly salary.
  • Holidays – to take a break and celebrate the holidays you are paid for each of the nine holidays the company recognizes. Because BoatUS is in a business that gets very busy during certain holiday periods, some holidays are celebrated on the day they occur while others are available on a floating basis.
  • Annual Leave For Vacation – you will earn annual leave to use for some well-deserved time away from work! The amount of annual leave you earn is determined by the number of hours you work as well as the number of years of service you have with the company. The company encourages you to enjoy your paid time off to relax and unwind.
  • Sick Leave – you are eligible for sick leave to compensate for time lost due to illness or medical and dental appointments. This applies to your own illness and appointments, or when you must care for or accompany your spouse, parent or dependent child.
  • Employee Assistance Program – our EAP provides you, immediate family members and dependents free, confidential assistance in resolving problems that may affect your personal life or your job performance.
  • 401(k) Savings Plan – our 401(k) savings Plan enables you to save towards retirement on a pre-tax basis. As long as you are a Full Time or Part Time employee over 21 years of age you are eligible to participate. You are auto-enrolled upon hire to make a 4% pre-tax contribution into the plan. We offer more than 20 investment options through Voya and you can manage your accounts quickly and easily through the Voya website or app.
  • Education Assistance – your continued education is valued and supported. Once you complete one year of service, you are eligible to receive 100% tuition reimbursement, up to $2,500 per year, for job-related courses, provided a grade of "B" or better is received in an approved course from an accredited institution.
  • Employee Discount – West Marine specializes in the sale of boating products. In addition to marine equipment, they carry a wide variety of items including clothing, books, and many gift items that appeal to our non-boating employees. Through our marketing alliance with West Marine, employee discounts are available to all employees typically within one month of service.
  • Free Parking – parking is provided for employees at all our locations.
  • Casual Work Environment – all our locations enjoy business casual attire. Our business casual dress code enables you to work in comfortable clothing while allowing us to maintain the professional image of our company.
  • Banking – you are eligible to join the CommonWealth One Credit Union and offered banking discounts, including a free checking account with direct deposit, through Bank of America. Employees nationwide enjoy both of these options.

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