- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Icebreaker full-time (More than a year)RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Best people I've worked with. Passionate, committed, love the outdoors, and want to see the company succeed. The leaders in Portland are knowledgeable and professional and support the people here with honesty and integrity. The New Zealand roots are strong and some employees even get the opportunity to travel there.
The company is going through some growing pains, so you need to have perseverance, be willing to work through changes, be positive and have a tough skin.
Advice to Management
The product is great, your customers love you, your employees are passionate. Figure out (quickly) your plan and then just make it happen.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Icebreaker in January 2015.
Icebreaker has amazing products. I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to learn more about their company and the changes they're going through as they continue to grow. The only part of the process that I didn't enjoy was the online assessment(s). The personality quiz was pretty standard, but quite lengthy. The other assessment had very little to do with the actual retail environment. I assumed it would be about leadership and operating skills, retail math, how you handle difficult situations, etc., but it was not. The assessment is timed and you have three minutes to answer three questions within each module. I have to call this out... in this one particular module, it presented shapes in the example panel that shows the effect of each operator. You then had to select the correct answer after reviewing the input / operator / output. The last module was missing text in the example panel that shows the effect of each operator and it was really difficult to figure out. I took a screenshot to show my peeps (afterwards) and even my ridiculously nerdy friends couldn't figure it out. If you're an anxious test taker, good luck figuring that out and answering in under three minutes! I'd be curious to see how the assessment correlates to hiring great retail leaders. After my assessment I received a "thanks, but no thanks" email. I appreciate them letting me know I wasn't moving forward in the process and as mentioned, I was grateful for the opportunity.
- Standard questions. Tell me about yourself, etc. Answer Question
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Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry. We’re a world leader in merino clothing and supply our outdoor, performance sport and active lifestyle ranges to more than 4,700 stores in 50 countries.
Mission: To inspire adventures in nature, wearing nature.