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  • Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Orvis Company part-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Great environment, wonderful people who care about you, spectacular customer base, etc...

    Cons

    Very few raises if you are not full time (even if you sale 50%+ of the days sales everyday you work), few hours, commission helps but the pay is just too dang low, and they give you a hefty discount however everything is still expensive.

    Advice to Management

    After hiring give the associate a wardrobe. Listen to your associates if you want to be on point with what products to offer. Boost your marketing budget. Only offer full price online and sale in store.


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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunderland, VT
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Orvis Company (Sunderland, VT) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online after asking at the store and got a quick callback from Vermont for some questions. Nothing about fishing. I signed up for a 101 class to see how they go about their societal interaction. The class was cancelled due to a bit of rain, so I went out to fly fish and returned later in the afternoon for a "group" informational gathering. It had a bit of info and the man who gave it seemed like the only attentive employee at the store compared to the others I've seen, but I was the "only" person to attend the group. The online store is a much more pleasurable experience than the woodlands store. I called the store in The Woodlands and asked about the status of my application and got an email from Vermont saying the store manager decided to go with other applicants. Great products/online store though. Would love a mirage reel with those carbon and steel discs, Helios 2 with titanium ferrules, etc, great equipment. Sadly, a no go.

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Website www.orvis.com
Headquarters Arlington, VT
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1856
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Have visions of fly-fishing the trout streams of the American West but don't know where to start? The Orvis Company can outfit you. Through about 45 stores in the US and the UK, the firm offers high-end equipment and apparel for fly-fishing (including rods and reels) and hunting (guns and knives), as well as home furnishings, travel gear, and gifts. It also sells through about 500 independent dealers worldwide, and by catalog and website. In addition to outdoor goods retailing, Orvis offers fly-fishing and shooting lessons and international vacation packages. The ... More

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