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Great Compensation and Benefits

  • Up to 40 hours paid sick leave and 40 hours of paid vacation time per year. Accrual begins on Day 1!
  • Floating holiday—full-time new hires/rehires are eligible after six months of employment and will receive 8 hours per year to be used at any time, even for vacation purposes.
  • Affordable healthcare you will actually want to use: medical, dental, vision, and alternative care including massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and naturopathic medicine. Available for full-time employees only. Eligible on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment.
  • Flexible spending accounts—medical or dependent care
  • Life insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program which includes free counseling services and travel assistance
  • 401(k) program Employees contribute to either a Pre-tax or Roth 401(k) on the first day of the month after their hire date. After working for 30 days, they will be eligible for a percentage match based on the employee contribution.

Training and Growth

You are our most important investment. We want to support your journey every step of the way.


We strive to promote from within the company whenever possible.


Equal pay, equal rights, and equal opportunity for advancement for ALL.


Classes that will fast-track your culinary/hospitality career, including paid leadership development classes.

Make a Meaningful Contribution


The chance to make a difference: We value every employee’s contributions and ideas.


Participate in sustainability, diversity, and safety initiatives. We’re committed to community involvement, employee well-being, and environmental protection.


Paid volunteer opportunities with local non-profit partners.

Elephants employees standing outside of Elephants Central Kitchen

Words from the Herd

I feel like I have finally found a position in a company I can really thrive in. I also feel as though I have found a community in the workplace that genuinely works hard to make sure unity continues to be one of highest values everyone stands by. I couldn’t be happier to be apart of Elephants and I feel that way more and more everyday

– Tasha Hafner, Catering Assembly Supervisor

It’s the best job I’ve ever had. I’ve never felt so valued and taken care of by management, and I’ve never worked with such helpful, positive employees.

– Jaymes Klein, Retail Employee

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Discounts and Work Perks

  • Internal payday loans (interest-free).
  • Subsidized TriMet passes—we offer subsidized monthly TriMet passes, only $80 per month for adult Hop card.
  • Shift meals and discounts—50% off while on the clock, 25% while off; you can use the discount with friends and family.
  • Discounts at select B Corporations—includes coffee, tea, chocolate, wine, and more!
  • Cell phone discounts—Verizon offers up to 18% discount and Sprint up to 20% for Elephants employees.
  • Shoes discount—30% discount for Skechers and a corporative discount at Shoes for Crew
    Discounts with business partners (Adidas employee store, Columbia Sportwear employee store, etc.)
  • Portland Trail Blazer tickets—up to a 15% discount on select games.
  • Employee ticket raffles.
  • Parking permits—pay for Zone M and Zone G area parking permits in interest-free installments.
  • Bike parking—free and secure indoor bike racks for Southeast Portland locations.
  • Mortgage benefit: $1290 discount of lender fee and complementary mortgage review.
  • Pet insurance—save 10% on Prudent Pet insurance.


We’re proud of what our team has accomplished over the years, and look forward to doing good for our employees and community for years to come.