- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Baden Sports full-time for more than 5 yearsPros
Competitive pay, opportunities for career growth & advancement, PTO, overall fun environment & good people to work with, flexible hours (for some positions), lots of variety, opportunities for cross-training & learning new skills, potential for the company to really take off with new product developmentCons
Lack of support from management, many employees are overworked without help, unbalanced workloads, employees are kept out of the loopAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Provide opportunities for employees to share their concerns without fear of reprimand for their honesty. Many employees were not happy but experienced that nothing would be done to improve things or they worried that they would be punished for voicing their concerns.
Encourage more teamwork and make sure workloads are evenly distributed. I saw many employees spending hours a day socializing and goofing off while others were in tears from being so overwhelmed by their workload. Make sure you are aware of what your employees are doing and what they're responsible for so they are not overwhelmed.
Keep employees informed of what's going on. Word spreads quickly so you may as well make sure they're getting accurate information rather than rumors.
Find ways to compensate employees for jobs well done. Even if a small raise is not possible, a paid afternoon off here and there can make a big difference.
There's a lot of great employees there with a lot of potential. Make sure you are nurturing and growing your team continually and you'll have a powerhouse. Don't hang on to those who are consistently lacking or toxic to the culture; they will bring the whole team down and cause the good ones to leave.Approves of CEO
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While Baden has made a name for itself by juggling ball manufacturing, the company also caters to customers by adding their names to Baden balls. Known for the basketballs it makes and sells to schools and other institutional customers, Baden Sports has long used infamous college basketball coach Bob Knight as an endorser. In addition the family-run company manufactures baseballs, footballs, playground balls, soccer balls, softballs, volleyballs, and water polo balls. Baden also provides customized promotional imprinting for its entire line of products. The company is the...