Converse – Why Work For Us?

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Converse began in 1908 as a rubber shoe company specializing in galoshes. Soon after, we started using our rubber to make sneakers. In 1920, we renamed our canvas basketball sneaker the “All Star.” The name stuck. What didn’t stick was their intention. We made them to sink jump shots on the court. You, however, saw them as something more… and started wearing our sneakers to do whatever you wanted. You played music, made art, skated the streets and kicked back. You wore them as fashion. You wore them to work. You customized them with your personal style. You did everything to them, and in them. You saw our sneakers’ unlimited potential..

To this day, this spirit continues with all of our sneakers and apparel for All Star, Cons and Jack Purcell. As soon as you put them on and start doing your thing, their true life begins. You define them. You determine their journey. They become a one-of-a-kind celebration of your individuality and self-expression. They become a part of you. They’re Made by you.


undefined Who Converse represents is who Converse hires. The individuals. Our clothes and sneakers get worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, dreamers, thinkers, and originals. If you’re one-of-a-kind, you should try us on.

Converse is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability. Converse is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.

For more information, please refer to Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and street. We’re a company ready for change and that’s who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Our clothes and sneakers have been worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, thinkers, and individuals. Think its a fit? Try us on.

Converse Reviews

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    Fun environment with a great people culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Converse is backed by Nike Inc so while the compensation philosophy is to simply be average in the market place, the benefits are world class and unbeatable from a retail perspective.

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication with regional manager which allows you to work fairly independent but can make you feel stranded at times.

    Advice to Management

    Mandate a certain amount of store visits or contact with the store to provide continual support and dialogue with store leadership teams.


Converse Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Converse (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Phone interview with the recruiter and then an additional phone interview with the manager. I was very impressed from the beginning, though logistics could have been communicated better. Interviewed with multiple employees from various groups. Told I would hear something within a week and it has been radio silence afterwards. E-mails to HR are ignored. I would have certainly expected a better experience in follow-up considering how friendly everyone was while in the interview process. Disappointing at best.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were related to desire to work for the company and generic questions related to the role.   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Website www.converse.com
Headquarters North Andover, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1908
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors PUMA, TOMS

Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and street. We’re a company ready for change and that’s who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Our clothes and sneakers have been worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, thinkers, and individuals. So that’s why we hire individuals. So we’re speaking the same language. In April 2015, Converse is moving their world headquarters to the North End of Boston.

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