Under Armour Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Under Armour Chairman, President, and CEO Kevin A. Plank
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Pros
  • UA has a Great employee discount for yourself or to purchase as gifts (in 28 reviews)

  • Great discount with 50% off all merchandise (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Those results come at the work/life balance expense of the employees (in 9 reviews)

  • lack of leadership from upper management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Warehouse Worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Curtis Bay, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Curtis Bay, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want a job this is somewhere you can work, but I wouldn't keep this job long because the pay is horrible and the hours will take it's toll on you after awhile believe me.

    Cons

    The higher managers are very rude, disrespectful and nasty and the treat the temporary employees like crap.

    Advice to Management

    Higher a new Management Staff because a lot of your current higher Managers at the Under Armour in Curtis Bay at the 1040 building are rude, disrespectful and nasty to their employees.


  2. Feels like high school....in a bad way!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rialto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rialto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour full-time

    Pros

    - some good people, just not majority - super lax environment - CEO seems a great leader/orator - employee discount is great - company has been performing phenomenally - potential for personal growth? If you play, or have played professional baseball, you've virtually all ready made it here DESPITE having no experience or knowledge of warehousing! Seriously, just pretend to enjoy such a slow boring sport, and talk about it as much as you can! If dont play baseball in any capacity whatsoever, please read Cons!

    Cons

    Where to start.... -its a boys club. Buddies hiring buddies regardless of experience/education. If you play baseball, you've made it. If you dont, be prepared to feel excluded. And being singled out at a boys club is NOT good. - Wounded Vets has a lot of incapable people in charge of departments! They honestly dont know what they are doing and stand around with their hands in their pockets when problems arise. Plus, they are untouchable. - which brings me to the main guy, who is a bully/tool. The guy is so full of himself, its almost sad. If you commit a mistake be prepared to be shamed into exile. He will make you dance-sing in front of everyone that matters in the morning production meetings. And everyone will have a laugh at your expense. Dont want to do it? Might as well hand in your badge and try to catch breakfast @ Mcdonalds. Real professional. - Completely reliant on people 3000k miles away. NOTHING is down in house, everything must go thru Baltimore. Gets annoying real quick. - nothing is based on merit, its based on how well you can get along with the chaps, where you play/coach baseball, or which higher-up you know. people working on floor have given yrs of sweat/sacrifice in hopes of being signed on to UA, sadly most dont make it. - if youre new, dont expect training of any kind. Youll be shown a PowerPoint full of grammatical errors and then youre on your way! - which makes knowledge hoarding excessive as people dont want to help others for office-politics reasons. Truly sink or swim....or Just hone in your baseball skills. - LONG, LONG hours. Has a start-up feel. Sit around for hours waiting for 'solutions' from Baltimore. Work-life balance is completely out of sync, you essentially live to pay bills and show up at work. 60+ hr weeks are common. Take some PTO? Dont even think about it, one guy in inner-circle is proud of going on 8-yrs without a vacation....like that's something to strive for. - office politics on steroids.

    Advice to Management

    Need to grow up. A bunch of middle-aged guys/jocks with too much power pulling pranks and embarrassing people for humble mistakes. Meanwhile people on floor slave away for $9 an hr with a glass ceiling keeping them from advancing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great internship, but don't expect to return full time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship experience itself was great. Tons of camaraderie and events with the intern class (91 of us in 2014). I loved the work I did, and the people I worked with were welcoming, fun, and enthusiastic. My projects were well received and impactful on the business. We had opportunities to interface with high level execs, which I believe is unique among internship programs. We were extended the standard employee discount, and treated much like full timers.

    Cons

    While the actual internship was great, the university recruiting part (e.g. the part that comes after the internship) has been abysmal. The company is not set up to support university recruiting, especially beyond the undergraduate/entry level, and navigating the full-time offer process is chaotic and painful, at the very best. My intern class largely did not get hired full time, and and the handful that did were certainly not hired in the traditional university recruitment way. We were promised jobs that didn't exist, and once we left UA, it feels like we were forgotten. I got killer performance reviews and was one of a handful of interns selected to have lunch with KP in a small group. I was told UA "needed" to have me back. Yet 8 months after I left UA, I can't get university recruiting to return my e-mails or calls, and recruiters won't consider me for jobs for which I'm more than qualified.

    Advice to Management

    The internship program is a cost-effective way to build a proven and loyal talent pipeline. Don't squander it. You build a group of people who would love to return full time (and would do so cheaper than external hires), and then spend your resources recruiting other people instead and paying them more than you'd pay intern-to-full-timers. You talk about "making one dollar spend like three" and then waste this potentially valuable investment. Talent is a marketplace. The people you want to hire likely have opportunities to go elsewhere, and when you make empty promises, you damage your employment brand. You might have people banging down your door to work at UA now, but screw over enough former interns and you're going to start losing out to competitors. One of your 4 pillars is to "provide great service." Potential hires are your customers and they are absolutely not treated as such when they are ghosted by recruiters. Time to benchmark and gut your university recruiting process. Other companies are making offers to interns upon completion of their internships (e.g. in August). Other firms are paying interns double what you offer, and covering housing costs. Other employers make promises they keep. Every year, you are losing out on the best graduating talent because you do not have your university recruiting house in order. I loved the actual work at Under Armour, but I deeply regret investing so much into a company that doesn't hold up its side of the implicit contract.


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  5. Fast paced company with no regard to employee welfare.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fast paced, purchasing discount on UA gear, decent benefits

    Cons

    money over employees, middle management doesn't know how to support employee, meat grinder atmosphere - get the job done at all costs

    Advice to Management

    learn how to value the employee and what they bring to the table


  6. Helpful (1)

    Favoritism and poor pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Under Armour full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 50% discount it's the only pro, which it's depressing.

    Cons

    >There is no to little opportunity to move up. Management's friends and family are hired quickly and get promoted fast with little or no experience about the job. >Pay is low, almost everyone it's getting pay 4-6 dollars below the standard. >Poor training, you have to learn on the job and no job description. > Poor management, poor planning and micromanagement. > Very little professionalism. Most of the employees don't know how to communicate properly, this includes radios, e-mails and one-on-one conversations. >Employee(BBSI) retention is very low because of two factors. One, UA over works their employees. They are constantly pushing them and tell them that they will get replace because they are not performing like they want them to. Second, they pay minimum wage for a warehouse job. Warehouse always pay more because it's not regular labor. > The Agency use BBSI agency which is an abusive agency that takes advantage of people. They under pay their employees and they don't manage their employees properly.

    Advice to Management

    Management in the Rialto warehouse location needs to be change for the most part because of their favoritism practice. They have their sons, wives, friends and what not in the company which makes the workplace uncomfortable environment to work. Everyone knows that their hiring practices and many people are planning of leaving or unhappy with management's decisions.


  7. Helpful (10)

    Sexist, Immature Environment, Poor Leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Under Armour full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    colleagues are great, brand events, discount, flexible hours

    Cons

    Male dominated company lacking respect for women, gossip atmosphere, immature leadership, locker room mentality

    Advice to Management

    Not sure there is much advice to give considering the assumption no one from UA would listen. My advice is for those who would consider going to work at Under Armour - Don't. Especially if you are a woman. Sexist environment and a very man vs woman mentality, at least in my department. I read some of the reviews before I started, about how it's very cliche and high school, telling myself I could handle it. I'm a strong woman who played sports through high school and college so I thought I'd be fine. Nope, not worth the fight. Doesn't matter if you're strong, you won't get the respect you deserve. HR is a joke and only looks out for the benefit of the company, not its employees. Doesn't matter if there's blatant sexism living throughout the company. There's a very arrogant atmosphere from upper management, they don't care about employee turnover. Thought is if you want to leave.. who cares? There is someone right behind you who wants in. Basically, if you can't handle it or don't like it, get out. I want to leave and will when I can. Sad thing is I don't want to, I wish things were different. My expectations of the company were shattered within the first few months of working there. I wish things were different because I love the idea of the company.. but it's not reality. Save yourself a few years of your career... don't work here!!!


  8. Helpful (3)

    Underappriciated and used-

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Close to the freeway and 4 10 hour days

    Cons

    The only way to get a permanent job is to be family to someone who is a supervisor there is no apreciation and they constantly rotate people -illegal workers and constant changes

    Advice to Management

    be more apreciative of your hard workers- stop hiding behind an agency- shame on you for allowing only friends and family to be company workers....


  9. Helpful (3)

    Horrible Store Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pitts, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Under Armour part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -50% discount on merchandise -$9 per hour

    Cons

    -Schedule -Force you to sell to customers -Overbearing

    Advice to Management

    The management at this store had no clue when it came to scheduling. Forced more time on you than you wanted. Did not put the schedule it with much notice. Would take you off the schedule one week and screw you over the next with too much work. Store management was not good at training their employees. Countless times I asked to learn more about products and how things were done only to be shunned away. Was never fully trained to do anything but put clothes on a rack. This was an awful experience that I wish I would not have taken.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Worse than I could have ever imagined

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only benefit was the 50% discount

    Cons

    Sexism, sexual harassment, a locker-room approach to professionalism , to name a few.

    Advice to Management

    Ugh


  11. Helpful (2)

    Exciting company with lack luster leadership.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Under Armour full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New company compared to retail industry standards with numerous career opportunities. Great employee discount on merchandise. Considerable networking opportunities in the athletic industry.

    Cons

    No Work/Life Balance. Lack of Compensation. Senior Management in my department did not reply effective and efficient processes nor clear communication. Lack of growth and development opportunities from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Consider investing in employees growth, better compensation, and work/life balance.



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