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I have been working at Columbia Sportswear part-time
Great feeling in the store and relationships with management. Commission is decent, especially during Q4.
They refuse to let anyone go full time. Often times hiring isn't meeting demand, putting a strain on the store and the current employees are expected to just pick up the slack.
Advice to Management
Pay a liveable wage. Allow employees to work more than 30 hours a week. We would stick around longer. 20-28 hours a week is not supporting anyone.
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Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia Sportswear.
The interview process was fairly ok. I applied online, got a phone call about a few days later to come in for a in person interview. Got asked many "tell me a time". They did ask me questions I never heard of before. After we were done interviewing, he asked if I could fill out a background consent and also list 2 supervisor references. He said he is still interviewing and will contact me to set up a 2nd interview with a training manager. 3 days later, he called and told me I have a phone interview with a training manager form another store. That interview was great. We got along and had things in common work wise. Asked me similar questions. Before we hung up, he asked my availability and my pay expectation. He said he is going to let my store manager know and the store manager has the final say. I followed up 2 days later and was offered the position (pending background check).
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Gertrude Boyle is proud to be called one tough mother. The octogenarian chairwoman and star of Columbia Sportswear's popular "tough mother" and "tested tough" ads heads the top US skiwear seller and one of the world's biggest outerwear makers. The company popularized the Bugaboo jacket, a parka with weatherproof shell, and put Columbia on the map in upscale outerwear. Columbia also makes leather outerwear, sportswear, accessories, and boots and other rugged footwear. The company's brands include Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, Montrail, and ...