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Timberland Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
41 Reviews
3.3
41 Reviews
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Timberland Vice President, VF Corporation and Group President, Outdoor & Action Sports Americas Steve Rendle
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  1.  

    Timboo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timberland

    Pros

    Free Pair of boots when your welcomed to the team. Laid back store mangers really chill place with cool people. Decent pay for seasonal position .

    Cons

    Crappy Hours if doing seasonal 10 hours a week ?? Even the full time works have multiple jobs. Having to hound people to buy shoes you know nothing about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs A break room Stock room is not ideal for where I want to eat my lunch.

    Recommends
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    Wonderful crew to work with and many great customers.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Timberland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relationship with staff, team environment. Benefits are decent, raises not so much. Great perks at the Holidays for the staff. Good quality product.

    Cons

    Quotas are difficult to meet at times. Promotions are few in a store, not many higher positions to fill. Company values are decent, changed after the company was bought out, but would be fine for new employees with no comparison. As with any retail position, the Holidays are chaotic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think through changes thoroughly and do it once.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Simple retail position; easy

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Timberland part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Leadership was cool and everything was straight forward.

    Cons

    Typical retail hours and like any other retail position, favoritism exists. People who were cool with the store manger outside of work had more leeway to do as they pleased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch who you make your store managers. The manager was younger and not all that experienced with a managerial position.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Brand, poor retail managers

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sunrise, FL

    I have been working at Timberland full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and employee discount

    Cons

    Poor Management and training lacks. sink or swim

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Timberland

    Pros

    I liked working here it was fun and enjoying

    Cons

    The new manager really doesnt care about what may be going on with you outside of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great brand, passionate team, a chance to learn a ton because the direction changes a lot!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratham, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratham, NH

    I worked at Timberland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to:
    -- Work on a global brand with lots of consumer appeal
    -- Take on big projects from start to finish with limited oversight
    -- Live in Seacoast NH (near Boston, the mountains, universities)
    -- Balance work & life (true for most, but not all jobs here)

    Cons

    -- Salaries are low (even by NH standards)
    -- Limited upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, and ok experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Timberland part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid community service, 20 hrs for part timers and 40 for full timers. Vacation accrual for part and full time employees. Great discount on products, and free products to wear for work.

    Cons

    Increased pressure on individual numbers when not commission based. Hours cut drastically for everyone but management. Management pressuring people to come in no matter what, even when severely sick. Almost no opportunity to advance within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like more than just selling machines. (retail stores, not necessarily corporate)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was better when Jeff was still there.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Timberland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had decent benefits and culture, but is all changing.

    Cons

    Too much change at once. Too many tasks to worker ratio.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great store, Horrible Managment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY

    I have been working at Timberland

    Pros

    The selection is great! The discount is good , Its awesome to hear peoples traveling stories since we are an outdoors company you always have people telling you about their hiking trips and what not and always get questions on what types of shoes are appropriate for the occasion. Its a fun learning environment. Once you know the pros and cons to every shoe, you get into the job and sometimes get regular customers thanking you for your recommendations. The staff I worked with felt more like a family. And sometimes when the people from cooperate come and visit they remember you... Idk if they actually do without asking the store manager... but it feels good

    Cons

    low hours
    low pay
    Crummy Management.. . There is no communication from our store management team.
    Lack of motivation from store management
    No promotions $.12 raises if anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring outside management to fill in and start looking into promoting people within the store who have been there for a while and know a thing or 2 about the products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Brand but the company is run as if it was a social charity

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    Current Employee - Director in Stratham, NH
    Current Employee - Director in Stratham, NH

    I have been working at Timberland

    Pros

    It has a great brand presence and awareness. It's icon products - Yellow boots, handsewn boat shoes - are good looking and good quality. If you want to have a social concious this is the place to work. They give a week per year to do community service and have multiple events per year to put the time to use. They pay well and have good benefits. If you want to work for a company that is highly respected for it's activities, TBL is it. The new products are good quality but the designs may not be the most desired. The people working here are treated with respect and generally valued for their work and ideas.

    Cons

    The company is pushing environmental issues before they are able to make it work consistantly. It has marketing based on these issues and it is not ready to execute it. Leather shoes are not an environmentally friendly product. The company did not understand that the yellow boots were a fashion fad, they made a lot of money on them when they were hot. They were not able to invest that money in the next trend. They tried to find new products and companies but could not get any that would ofset the loss of sales when the boot fad ended. It will be a low growth company for a long time to come. Although the Smartwool division is having good growth. If a company can't grow revenue the have to cut costs to increase margin. That's what is happening now. It is a company of smart motivated people but the vision and correct direction is not there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It does not work to have two different goals for a company. If it is to make money then focus on that, if it is to be a social and environmental activitist, then do that. Can't be both. The CEO needs to run a NGO and let a professional manager run the company. He is a great motivational speaker but has the wrong message. People in the company follow the social ideas and forget the purpose of the company is to make shoes and clothing to sell for a profit.

    Disapproves of CEO

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