- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Precor full-time for less than a yearPros
Precor was recently named a finalist for the 'Best Places to work in the Puget Sound' by the Puget Sound Business Journal for a good reason. They are an honest and ethical company that has a company creed it believes in.
I work in the XDC (Experience Development Center) which builds networked fitness solutions. I have been extremely impressed with the quality of worker they hire. A lot of ex-Microsoft, ex-Amazon, etc.
Compensation is competitive and benefits are overall strong. They are self-insured and my premium is substantially less than my former Fortune 100 employer. I receive a base, bonus (based on individual performance not some random Microsoft stack ranking) and profit sharing.
Precor is an American manufacturer who designs and builds their high-end cardio product in Woodinville. That's REALLY COOL. It takes a lot of discipline and process to profitably produce any physical good in the Puget Sound, as we aren't exactly the most business-friendly area.
The employee discounts on other sister brands (i.e. Salomon, Arc'teryx, etc.) are amazing. The employee discount for equipment is also stellar (sold at a loss).
Stability is good. Precor is owned by Amer, a 3B a year fitness portfolio company. It's a stable and relatively flat industry, which feeds into a relatively laid-back culture.
You DO NOT need to be a fitness fanatic to be hired or successful, but it is nonetheless a valued trait. Many people are active, workout often, and eat healthy.
Work-life balance is excellent and most people seem to put in an intense 8 or 9 hours and then turn off the work phone.Cons
Facilities are mixed. Most building are fairly average at best, especially when compared to most tech offices. Older cube walls, no cafeteria, not enough meeting rooms, etc.
Amer Sports has a focus on profitability and growth which has constrained investment. Precor has chosen to grow their sales and field presence, which has kept R&D down. This is not a catastrophic situation, but it does feel like there may be under-investment in portions of the business.
Precor seems to be great at promoting from within and growing employees, however there are only so many job openings. As the company grows, the scope of roles will become more specific. You are better suited to grow within role at Precor (rather than grow by switching roles) as a result.Advice to ManagementAdvice
As the company continues to grow, a more suitable office building would be recommended. It's sometimes embarrassing to take customers and prospective employees through our tiny workout spaces and somewhat dates offices. Build a showcase building with a showcase (large) gym.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online - interviewed at Precor.Interview Details
I filled out the application online and was contacted by the HR recruiter by email to set up a time to talk. The initial phone interview was with the HR recruiter followed by a phone interview by hiring manager.Interview Questions
Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- No difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
At the core of this company's operations is an innate desire to help customers train their core -- to help its bottom line. Precor makes a variety of fitness equipment, including treadmills, cycles, climbers, stretch trainers, elliptical fitness crosstrainers, and strength-training systems for use at home, in fitness facilities, hotel fitness centers, and corporate environments. The company boasts offices in the US, as well as Austria, Benelux, China, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. Its international division manages distribution through a dealer...