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Reebok Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Reebok – Canton – “Outside the Reebok world headquarter office…”

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3.3 103 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Reebok President Uli Becker

Uli Becker

(43 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life Balance, Great Relationships & People(in 15 reviews)

  • Best work environment and career opportunities(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor senior management and communication trickles down to all areas of department(in 8 reviews)

  • Part-Time employees were not guaranteed hours(in 4 reviews)

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    Great potential, but weak brand management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat campus and facilities. The spirit of the company feels young, energetic and ambitious.

    ConsExternal brand perception limits the success of most product or marketing initiatives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps worth looking at a deeper brand focus beyond crossfit!? Can this niche avenue support such a large global brand....

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    Emphasis on Sales and Performance

    Third Key Holder (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsDecent employee discount. Initial training during store opening was in depth and regional manager was hands on and readily available.
    Fun sales contests for employees and friendly competitions with other Rebook Outlets.
    Excellent brand which makes it easy to get excited about on the sales floor.
    Company stands by their product 100% with valuable warranty's and easy to understand return/exchange policies.

    ConsTime off requests required employees to find their own replacement for a shift, including management. Not unreasonable except 3rd Key Holder was not allowed to use any employee below them or salaried manager to cover their shift which left them no alternatives.
      3rd Key Holder has no guarantee of full time hours, even though the job description says full time. Shifts acting as manager on duty were required but employee was subject to intense review from store manager after every shift.
    3rd Key Holder, while acting as manager on duty, was required to open and close the store alone. However, employee was restricted from certain managerial duties and actions regarding customers.
    Part-Time employees were not guaranteed hours.
    Frequent employee and manager turnover.
    Employees do not work on commission but are required to fill a sales and item per transaction quota each shift which was subject to review each week.
    Required sales quota made for a stressful work environment.
    Intense scrutiny from store manager created a stressful work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStore manager should allow staff to do their jobs as per their job description. Consider their opinions on store merchandising and sales strategies to optimize their talents and production within the company.
    When you ask for suggestions and opinions, don't be so quick to dismiss them because you disagree with them.
     Give management the benefit of the doubt and stop relying on employee gossip to determine how your managers are performing.
    Do not tell your current employee during an interview for an advanced position, that you are confident they can do the job but you are hiring someone else!
    Realize that customers come first and the world will not stop if one single bin is not completely filled the night before or a mirror was not polished. Employees are paid hourly and any time over their schedule is severely frowned upon so something might be missed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing people and facilities, confusing strategy and structure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people you work with everyday are amazing, supportive, and overall fun to be around. The facilities are unbeatable and there is a huge emphasis on fitness. Great global experience and good resume builder. You will learn to be a jack-of-all-trades here.

    ConsThere are no real grow and development plans set by and stuck to by HR to ensure that employees moving along on the right path. Also, there is a lack of clear strategy and common goals from Senior Management. While Merchandising, Sale, and Product Marketing are held to a financial set of goals, it is not clear that the Design teams are held to the same goals. You will also need to learn how to work in a highly matrixed organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees and managers to make final decisions. Every day decisions that should be handled by cross-functional teams do not need to be escalated to the top.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed feelings

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsI like the culture and the fitness mindset. They'll reimburse tuition. Health benefits and 401k match are also decent.

    ConsHorrible communication with corporate and upper management. Always getting the run around about restructuring plans and corporate news leaks. Store managers abuse privileges; they either sit in the back on the phone, take hours for breaks, or take unaccounted for days off. I was left doing everything the manager was supposed to do, plus work the sales floor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupervise your store managers better, make sure they are working the required shifts. Be honest to lower management. We don't appreciate the run around.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to work but training is not properly administered to advance employees to next level

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFun atmosphere and great product for someone who loves fitness and like working with people. I like the aspect of encouraging employees and customers in fitness events and classes at the store.

    ConsDon't know how to grow within the company. Did not receive full training and don't know what the next step is or when I've reached it. I have not had a employee review yet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDeveloping personal growth in the company from those who are performing well

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great atmosphere, weak management/direction

    Manager (Former Employee) Canton, MA

    Prosfitness facilities, good people, casual dress

    ConsManagement....frequent changes in management, not clear on company's direction, inconsistent strategies, unfair pay (some way to high, some way to low)

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to do too much...figure out a strategy and stick with it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A confused brand creates a confused business

    Fabric Manager (Former Employee) Canton, MA

    ProsSmall HQ makes it easy to meet people in all levels easily. Encourages taking health classes on site.

    ConsNot a lot of work balance and it could be very clicky. Performance reviews are based on rumors and gossip not a lot of transparency. The brand acts like a Private label operation under Adidas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe real leaders, makes contractual agreements that best serve the Reebok brand more than the Adi brand. Be less afraid of risk in order to clearly establish Reebok as its own brand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Store Manager

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsGreat discount, discounts at other places. People at the store level are great to be around.

    ConsThey want drones not problem solvers. No sense of reality with managers above store level. People at HQ are often rude for no reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management is stale and been around too long. Registers are dinosaurs as with all other computer equipment. Processes need to be streamlined and simplified for maximum time management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfun relaxed interesting fast paced

    Conspay perks leadership direction salary

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    Sales

    (Current Employee)

    ProsExciting industry, good people, cool perks. Good employee discount. Really good benefits. Headquarters is really nice. Fitness is encouraged. Good opportunity for growth if you can network.

    ConsConstant change, heavy workload, employees spread thin, Adidas treats us like stepchild, adidas is arrogant and have heavy influence over the brand

    Advice to Senior ManagementStand up to Adidas.

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