Timberland
3.5 of 5 31 reviews
www.timberland.com Stratham, NH 5000+ Employees

Timberland Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
Timberland – UK – “EHQ atrium”

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3.5 31 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Timberland Vice President, VF Corporation and Group President, Outdoor & Action Sports Americas Steve Rendle

Steve Rendle

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Simple retail position; easy

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
King of Prussia, PA

I worked at Timberland part-time for less than a year

ProsLeadership was cool and everything was straight forward.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Brand, poor retail managers

Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
Sunrise, FL

I have been working at Timberland full-time for less than a year

ProsGood benefits and employee discount

ConsPoor Management and training lacks. sink or swim

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Timberland

ProsI liked working here it was fun and enjoying

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Stratham, NH

I worked at Timberland full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOpportunity 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall, and ok experience

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Timberland part-time for more than 3 years

ProsPaid 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was better when Jeff was still there.

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Reading, PA

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

ProsHad decent benefits and culture, but is all changing.

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

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Great store, Horrible Managment

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Woodbury, NY

I have been working at Timberland

ProsThe 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

Conslow 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Director (Current Employee)
Stratham, NH

I have been working at Timberland

ProsIt 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

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Overall a good company to work for.

Store Manager (Former Employee)
New Delhi (India)

I worked at Timberland full-time

ProsExcellent pay package. Flexible schedule.

ConsUnreal sale targets. Very high expectations from store team.

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Change is not always for the better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Timberland

ProsCommunity Service/Company Involvement. Allow and compensating staff for being involved within the community.

ConsChanging of corp. management several times, which meant taking something good and turning it into something that wasn't consistant

Advice to Senior ManagementGood Luck! Allow your staff to take ownership and pride in stores. I know that is what Timberland was built on. I do not think that Mr. Swartz is fully aware how stores are being misdirected

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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