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Under Armour Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
62 Reviews
4.0
62 Reviews
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Under Armour Chairman, President, and CEO 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)

  • The company hosts tons of fun events for their employees and a great discount on apparel (in 22 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.  

    Very great place to pick up knowledge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Design Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Design Intern in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, Great people, Great benefits, good location.
    They are really able to rally up a lot of drive in their employees.

    Cons

    Management seemed to lack direction of people and there were a lot of pet projects that seemed to waste a bit of time. Other than that, not much negative things to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt that management sometimes lacked organization and there were also a lot of pet projects that got in the way of productivity on stuff that mattered

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Under Armour

    Pros

    Good place to work. Excellent benefits and health insurance.

    Cons

    Not easy to move up. Management is really losing touch with workers. Focusing more on money and less on workers. This is the wrong direction to move in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Supply Chain Opts Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Under Armour

    Pros

    Culture is great, very competitive, hard working

    Cons

    Behind in systems, company growing so fast its hard for them to implement new systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great energy and atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Under Armour

    Pros

    fast paced, great teams, excellent product

    Cons

    limited resources, pay scale is unevenly distributed, some view baltimore as undesirable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager In Training
    Former Employee - Manager In Training

    I worked at Under Armour

    Pros

    Great leadership within the stores. The product quality was probably the best part of the job. Because of the great product, it was easier to sell it to the product!

    Cons

    Hard to advance within the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The pay is better than most athletic retail stores, the environment is great (its really a family kind of enviroment you honest get to know all your co-workers personally), and the benefits are outstanding. Dress code is athletic wear so you get to wear very comfy clothes to work.

    Cons

    The hours are terrible and moving up in the company is really hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Young company with lofty goals, but, has the talent and firepower to accomplish them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    This company is not afraid to think outside the box and is willing to change with the birth of new ideas.

    Cons

    Employees become very loyal to the company, but the company is not as loyal to employees. Sales associates and Store managers become expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation and effort to your team that represents your brand and believes in your product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, fun company where the employees believe in the product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Under Armour full-time

    Pros

    Work content is always fun an interesting since the company is growing so fast. No matter what role you are in you get to learn a ton about business that often times has nothing to do with your job description. Some really amazing leaders that you can believe in and can't help but be infected by their passion.
    Everyone that works here believes in the product, wears it, and gives it to their friends and family as gifts (nice discount!). Great culture of fitness and health - lots of benefits like a really nice gym, cafeteria, and fun community/employee events.

    Cons

    Always moving so fast it sometimes feels as if we don't know which way we are going. Lots of leaders and not enough workers. Some (not all) of management got there more by being there at the right time and not by earning or deserving it. That gets frustrating and sometimes really gets in the way of the success a team can have when under one of those leaders. Getting promoted from within can be hard in some departments - there are so many people being brought in externally that you really have to fight internally to get the opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing - you drive an incredibly passionate organization that the employees deeply believe in.
    Try to make opportunities more readily available to current employees - expect them to earn the opportunity and prove they are the best choice - just make sure they have a fair chance at them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    sale associate

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Under Armour part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, team work, good discount and company benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    unorganized, micro management, little applicable growth, not a lasting career for most, low pay scale in relation to others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    establish a system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Taking UA From Great to the Best: Leadership Development Needs Improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    -Best discount I have ever had in retail anywhere. Keep this up, it leads to increasingly brand passionate employees.
    -Company has good operational structure but still allows innovation for process improvement at the store level.
    -Focused on hiring from within even through culture changes. This is great for retaining top talent.
    -Top notch benefits.
    -I love how the associate sales training program has developed over the past 5 years and I love the passion that LeeAnn brings to it. It will do amazing things for this company.
    -Work life balance is great-even working 3 weekends out of the month. I mean this for within the context of the retail environment, of course.

    Cons

    -Your happiness at your store will entirely depend on your location. Each store has its own mini culture.
    -Management training program (SMs, ASMs and AMs) needs more structure and content. I've seen quite a few SMs who struggle with holding their teams accountable and it leads to a lack of necessary TM turnover and lack of congruence within management teams.
    -Management also needs support in giving honest, timely and clear feedback. Thier opp in this leads to a lot of passive-aggressive behavior, diminished teamwork and strained work relationships.
    -Lack of DMs holding holding SMs accountable to having 1 on 1 development conversations.
    -Black Friday keeps eating more and more of Thanksgiving Day every year. Come on, guys! We all know -Thanksgiving is more about family than Christmas now. We are the ones in the trenches executing your plans and ACTUALLY making the money. WE are the ones working the wacky hours and all the weekends. Can we please just have Thanksgiving Day? If not Thanksgiving Day, a guaranteed payback day?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Find the 10 Steps of Accountability and design your Management Training program around that.
    -Expand off-location management training to include ASMs- They are a crucial operations and development leaders in stores. Stores without strong SMs or ASMs are struggling--let's make sure we set them up for success.
    -Support DMs with routines for holding SMs accountable to having 1 on 1s. Some stores say they are having them...but they are not. Need I list all the ways this is bad for the team?
    -Develop a mentor program. Pair new managers with a seasoned manager in the same level position and determine a routine for touch-base.
    -Athletes are steadily asking for a rewards card. Might consider pros and cons of implementing this sooner than later.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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