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    Fun company culture... depending on your location.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Nautilus full-time


    Nautilus encourages and supports employees who want to live a healthy lifestyle. The corporate headquarters in Vancouver WA has a very nice on-site gym (free for employees + family members) and vending machines that have healthy snack options. Employees who work at the Vancouver location can participate in several (free) activities like kickball, hood-to-coast/Portland-to-coast, Tough Mudder, weight loss and fitness challenges, and BBQs.

    Most (but not all) of the positions in the company have decent/competitive pay. The benefits package is good, but not great (partially paid by employee), but the 401k match is very generous.

    The company usually promotes from within, so there is opportunity to grow within the company.

    They currently have the best CEO and executive management team of any company I've ever worked for.

    Casual attire is a nice perk. Jeans are acceptable for most departments/positions.

    Good location... easy to get to and within walking distance to several stores and restaurants.


    Some departments have cliques and make you feel like you're back in high school, meaning if you fit in you will enjoy work and will probably advance/get promoted. But, if you don't "fit it" you will not get promoted, no matter how good or qualified you are for the job. This is not just my personal opinion, it's a well known fact and talked about openly amongst employees.

    Job satisfaction may depend on your location. The Portland, Oregon location (the company's distribution facility) does not have the same culture as the Vancouver, WA (corporate headquarters) location. Employees at the Portland location don't have an opportunity to participate in most of the activities with the Vancouver employees. The Portland location is mostly all work, no play/no fun. Also, the Portland location has a lot of mandatory overtime, including many weekends and holidays. Definitely not family oriented or work/life balance.

    Most employees at the Vancouver location sit in small windowless cubicles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    H.R. should listen to employees when they say there's a problem. When employees raise red-flags about a specific manager or supervisor, it should be taken seriously. The high turnover in some departments could be significantly reduced by listening and acting upon employee feedback.

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Nautilus Interviews

Updated Feb 14, 2015
Updated Feb 14, 2015

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    Call Center Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nautilus in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    A lengthy process that begins with a telephone interview, first face to face and then a series of meetings. The meetings with other peers is the typical questions found at any cookie cutter interview

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Headquarters Vancouver, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Public (NLS)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Nautilus wants to pump you up. The company makes and markets cardio and strength-building fitness equipment for home use. Its offerings include home gyms, free weights and benches, treadmills, exercise bikes, and elliptical machines that carry the Bowflex, Nautilus, Schwinn Fitness, and Universal brand names. Nautilus sells its fitness equipment directly to consumers through its brands' websites, catalogs, and TV commercials. The company also markets its gear through specialty retailers in the US and Canada. In 2010 Nautilus exited the commercial fitness category so it... More

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