Under Armour

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Under Armour Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
174 Reviews
3.4
174 Reviews
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Under Armour Chairman, President, and CEO Kevin A. Plank
Kevin A. Plank
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • At this point the only pro for working at Under Armour is the employee discount (in 28 reviews)

  • Great discount with 50% off all merchandise (in 20 reviews)


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

  • Upper management (in store) wasn't very strict with lazy employees (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worse than I could have ever imagined

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Under Armour

    Pros

    The only benefit was the 50% discount

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ugh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting company with lack luster leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Under Armour full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bigots

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lincoln City, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lincoln City, OR

    I worked at Under Armour part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the people working with me were fine. I love the product, I loved selling the product. At first my schedule was easy to work with a second and third job.

    Cons

    They allowed a Store Manager to disparage me and my lifestyle to my co-workers. She gave me poor performance reviews because I am gay and because I am overweight. She would completely cut my hours five minutes before I came in and then say it was cut days ago. She berated me on the floor in front of customers about something I did that she told me to do because I did it the way she told me to do it. The she refused to allow me, a part time worker, to change my availability due to my partner's job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take complaints more seriously. Talk to more people then just the manager who the complaint is against. Talk to the co-workers and other part time workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Under Armour part-time

    Pros

    sporty clothing wear, enjoyable people to work with

    Cons

    Never really let you off for requested days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Overworked. Unappreciated. Replaceable

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    Former Employee - Designer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Designer in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    After working at UA anywhere else you work will be a cakewalk

    Cons

    UA is the most hectic, unorganized, uncreative place on earth. Most of what you will do is try to undercut/rip-off what other brands did 2 years ago and implement "innovations" that don't do anything except help sell more products to their naive consumer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace design, not dollars. The later will come when you make good product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They don't know what they are doing. This is a review of Under Armour Corporate.

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Under Armour full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The gym, the discount, the pay is ok. Probably a great place to work if you were a male college athlete.

    Cons

    A horrible place to work if you were not a male college athlete

    Have you ever gone jogging in a college neighborhood and accidentally jogged by a frat house? And all the guys leer and hollar and hoot? Ok, those guys are all your bosses.

    HR is useless. If you need to go talk to HR while your there, just get up from your seat, smack yourself in the face, and sit back down. There, you've saved yourself an hour and a trip down the stairs.

    Long hours. Inefficiency. Lots of people leaving and coming. People are all young and think they are still in college. It's in Baltimore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the complete opposite of everything that your doing currently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Find a way to go elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Under Armour full-time

    Pros

    benefits, good employee discount 50%

    Cons

    upper level revolving door, high turnover rate, lack of connectivity between the team and management, HR is unethical does little to protect its employees, company still running like a football team, unfair biased treatment towards women

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remain authentic 'protect this house' by protecting your hard working employees in house, be proactive instead of reactive, there is little or no communication between departments, you are driving one car with six steering wheels. Bring focus back to inception--to the people, to the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Under Armour was an ok job, there is not much opportunity for employee growth.

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    Former Employee - Cashier Specialist in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier Specialist in Leesburg, VA

    I worked at Under Armour part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good employee discount of 50%

    Cons

    The managers's are rude, careless, immature, dishonest, and ego-tistic to their employees. The manager's act is if they are better than their associate's. The pay is not that great for the work you do, and the manager's will expect you to work your best. Even when you work your best and ask for employee growth or when you could possibly get a promotion they told me I am far from becoming a manager and I should work harder. Which just can't be true because other manager's go on and on about my hard work. I felt very unpleased to hear my hard work was not apprecitiated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat people with respect no matter how small or young they are. Under Armour hire's at age 18 the age of an adult. They should treat people like adults, not like grunt's or second rate people. In my book there are no second-rate people, I treat everyone with kindness and respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Under Armour from the outside appears to be on top with brand image and innovation....support the associates not mgrs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Benefits and discounts along with innovative product

    Cons

    Out of control retail environment with no support from Tide Point HR partners. Very young staff with little to no organization with allocations and merchants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    I am sorry I walked in the door to this place. Worst year of my career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock program, discount and nice corporate campus. Made some great friends "teammates" as misery loves company. I moved here from Ohio and Baltimore is surprisingly a pretty nice city. Too bad I will not be here much longer.

    Cons

    Nobody in senior management is looking out for anyone but themselves, everyone is coming from somewhere else and looks like they are just out to put the Under Armour name on their resume. When I came to Under Armour I was expecting a great corporate culture. I am very disappointed, there is no team environment, just a very negative and toxic corporate environment. Nobody can make a decision without fear of being thrown under a bus. I understand that the people who work in the outlet stores are much happier. Turnover here is ridiculously high. Those that have been here for several years say that it was better in the past. Work/life balance is laughable!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people that founded UA were visionaries and are now resting on their success. The people at the senior level that they are bringing in have no passion. I heard Kevin Plank speak about his company and I wondered if he was actually talking about the same place. The greatness of a company is directly tied to the people who lead and inspire their team. The great leaders of Under Armour have left the building. I hope they come back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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