Precor – Why Work For Us?

David Smith founded Precor in 1980 because he wanted to build fitness equipment that gave users an unrivaled workout experience and helped them lead the lives they desired.  Since then, our company has developed innovative fitness solutions, including the EFX® Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer and the AMT® Adaptive Motion Trainer, which have changed the fitness industry, and more importantly, helped people lead healthier lives.

Watch the video below to learn more about the history behind our company.

History of Innovation


Precor is dedicated to creating personalized fitness experiences that help people live the lives they desire. If you’re passionate about pursuing your dreams and interested in being part of a team that is committed to making a difference in people’s lives, you should join us.   

We're always looking for great people to join our team and help us shape an ever-changing industry. The opportunity to help our customers move beyond has never been better.

Precor has distinguished itself as a worldwide leader in the fitness industry, providing state-of-the-art equipment to health clubs, hotels and resorts, universities, and private homes all over the world. We're proud of our hard-won reputation for producing fitness equipment that's easy for people of all abilities to use, and durable enough to withstand years of use.

Investing in our people pays off. Precor offers competitive salaries in addition to a comprehensive benefits package to acquire the best and brightest new members to our team. Here are some of the great benefits you'll receive as a Precor employee:   

  • Medical/Vision
  • Dental
  • 401(k) with Company Match and Roth Option
  • Profit Sharing Opportunities
  • Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs and IncentivesGroup Legal Benefits
  • Group Legal Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Personal Time
  • Company Holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • On site Workout Facilities
  • Employee Purchase Programs
  • Will Preparation Assistance
  • Identity Theft Resources
  • Commuter Programs
  • Precor Gives Charitable Contributions with Company Match
  • Employee Referral Bonuses


The Precor Creed brings the spirit of our company to life. The Creed guides every action we take and motivates our teams to design and build fitness experiences that help people live better lives.

I desire a life without limits.

I believe fitness is key to living the life I desire.

I believe in the power of the human spirit.

I believe the human body is an amazing thing.

I believe tomorrow will be even better because of what I do today.

I believe in the importance of doing things right versus first.

I believe in mutual respect and the overwhelming returns of sharing.

I am the heart and soul of Precor.

Whether we’re taking time out of a busy workday to do a workout or pitching in on a team project, you’ll find employees living and breathing the Precor Creed every day. For a closer look at what culture is like here at Precor, watch this short video:

Precor is a proud member of Amer Sports, one of the leading sporting goods companies in the world. Its portfolio of internationally recognized brands includes Salomon, Wilson, Suunto, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Louisville Slugger, and Mavic.

All Amer Sports companies develop and manufacture technically advanced products and accessories that improve the performance of active participants in a wide range of sports, including tennis, badminton, golf, American football, soccer, baseball, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, fitness training, cycling, running, hiking, and diving.

Amer Sports Corporation is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Helsinki.

At Precor, we carefully consider the social and environmental impacts of our business. It’s why we apply the same passion for product innovation to social responsibility, delivering on a commitment to environmental sustainability and supporting the communities in which we live.

We’ve established a track record of progressive environmental stewardship and gained industry and government recognition for environmental and manufacturing best practices. Throughout our organization, Precor has pursued opportunities to eliminate hazardous substance use and hazardous waste, while increasing recycling and acceptable treatment methods.The Precor record of continuous improvement to protect human health and the environment is evident in multiple honors earned over the past decade from local and state regulators. Precor best-practice honors for its U.S.-based manufacturing include:

LEED CI Gold recognition by the U.S. Green Building Council for the design, construction, and operation of the offices our manufacturing plant in Guilford County, North Carolina

  • King County (Washington State) "Distinguished Business in the Green" Award
  • King County Industrial Waste "Gold Compliance" Awards
  • King County "Model Metal Working Fluid Management Program" designation
  • Washington State Department of Ecology Metal Machining Sector "Best Practice" recognition
  • Washington State Labor & Industries Model Ergonomic program "Ergonomics-in-Action" award

We also recognize that non-profit organizations play an important role in our communities and support them through the Precor Gives program. Precor Gives was established in 2006 to provide employees a way to support charitable organizations of their choice through company matching contributions. Currently, more than 70 organizations benefit as a result of Precor Gives.

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    I have been working at Precor full-time (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    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 Management

    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.


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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Precor (Woodinville, WA) in June 2015.

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    2 hours initial interview with direct hiring manager, and direct collaborator. Follow by 5 hours additional interview with individual managers and directors that one might be interacting in the future. The overall interview process was very tight and rather intense.

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    • Why Precor? A time when you have to work with a team? A time when you have to develop marketing plan? A time when you utilize big data? Tell me about your technical skills?   1 Answer

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Best Places to Work for Commuters , National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

Additional Info

Website www.precor.com
Headquarters Woodinville, WA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

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 ... More

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